Heifers selling from £720 to £885 at Swatragh Mart

Cattle: A smaller entry of good quality cattle on Monday 14th November with an excellent ring of buyers giving top prices. More quality stock is required to meet demand.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 21st November 2016, 1:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:09 pm

Heifers selling from £720 to £885; 388kg for £790 (£2.03 per kg) and selling to £885 for 448kg (£1.98 per kg), bullocks selling from £500 to £1080; young bullocks from £650 for 268kg (2.43 per kg) and bullocks selling to £1,080 for 572kgs (£1.89 per kg).

Heifers: Swatragh producer 448kg, £885; Portglenone producer 388kg, £735; 388kg, £790; Moneymore producer 402kg, £720.

Bullocks: Moneymore producer 322kg, £540; 280kg, £500; Swatragh producer 534kg, £1,035; 468kg, £955; Portglenone producer 296kg, £650; 332kg, £660; 470kg, £930; 268kg, £650; 388kg, £830; 420kg, £925; 322kg, £640; Bellaghy producer 520kg, £965; Portglenone producer 522kg, £1,060; 618kg, £1,070; 570kg, £1,055; 572kg, £1080.

Sheep: Saturday 12th November witnessed a smaller show of sheep at Swatragh Mart. Heavy lambs sold well in excess of £85.00 each to a top rate of £85.60. Middleweight lambs sold to £80.20 for 23kg, store lambs sold to £65.50, fat ewes sold at £65.00. More stock required to meet the demand.

Sample prices: Heavyweight lambs: Maghera producer 36 lambs 27.5kg at £85.60 = 311p; Maghera producer 14 lambs 25.75kg at £85.00 = 330p; Coleraine producer 8 lambs 26.75kg at £85.00 = 317p; Portglenone producer 1 lamb 26kg at £84.80 = 326p; Kesh producer 33 lambs 26.5kg at £84.80 = 320p; Swatragh producer 5 lambs 24.8kg at £84.00 = 339p; Dunloy producer 5 lambs 25.25kg at £83.00 = 329p; Desertmartin producer 13 lambs 24kg at £82.50 = 344p; Maghera producer 2 lambs 24kg = £82.20 = 343p; Garvagh producer 43 lambs 24kg at £81.50 = 340p; Greysteel producer 5 lambs 24kg at £81.50 = 340p; Eglinton producer 37 lambs 24kg at £81.50 = 340p.

Middleweight lambs: Swatragh producer 2 lambs 23kg at £80.20 = 349p; 2 lambs 22.5kg at £79.00 = 351p; Maghera producer 28 lambs 22kg at £76.00 =345p; Tobermore producer 3 lambs 21kg at £72.00 =343p; Maghera producer 14 lambs 22kg at £77.50 = 352p; Dungiven producer 21 lambs 22.5kg at £77.60 = 345p; Limavady producer 20 lambs 23kg at £79.80 = 347p; 6 lambs 22kg at £75.00 = 340p; Garvagh producer 4 lambs 22.5kg at £77.50 =344p; Limavady producer 8 lambs 22.4kg at £78.00 = 348p; 20 lambs 21.9kg at £77.00 = 351p; Swatragh producer 11 lambs 21.75kg at £73.80 = 339p; 22 lambs 22kg at £75.20 = 341p.

Store lambs: Dungiven producer 6 lambs 18kg at £65.50 = 364p; Magherafelt producer 14 lambs 16.9kg £1.80 = 367p; Garvagh producer 9 lambs 16kg at £58.50 = 366p; 12 lambs 18.25kg at £67.20 = 368p; Kilrea producer 6 lambs 17.25kg at £59.50 = 345p; Draperstown producer 15 lambs 16.25kg at £57.50 = 353p; Dungiven producer 2 lambs 18kg at £65.50 = 364p.

Ewes: Maghera producer 8 Texels at £65.00.