Buyers were in a competitive mood for light and medium weight stores for grazing at the weekly cattle sale in Swatragh Mart on Monday 22 May.
Just under 100 head of cattle went under the hammer with quality a major factor in driving buying interest.
Prices topped £1,640 for a 690kg Hereford bullock, which converts to 238p/kg. However, on a price per kilo basis, the trade peaked at 346p/kg for a 356kg Limousin bullock.
Angus bullocks topped out at £1,440 for a 640kg animal, while Blue cross bullocks peaked at £1,350 for a 620kg lot.
A good show of heifers saw prices reach £1,690 for a632kg Belgian Blue animal, with price per kilo peaking at 330p/kg for another Limousin cross weighing 324kg.
A small entry of fat cows were highly sought after and reached 219p/kg for a 616kg Limousin, which made £1,350. A Shorthorn bull weighing 824kg sold for £2,190.
Good-quality continental bullocks between 400kg and 450kg were limited in number, but where they did go under the hammer, they were an easy sell.
Prices generally ranged from £1,150 to £1,240 for Limousin and Charolais types, with plainer lots making £900 to just over the £1,000 mark.
Bullocks weighing 350kg to 400kg were a super trade with prices regularly exceeding the 300p/kg mark.
Good-quality continental types generally sold upwards from 320p/kg, with 340p/kg paid towards the upper end of the market. Lighter types were equally in demand with similar prices on offer.
There was a big show of heifers and again, where quality lots were forwarded, buyers exhibited greater appetite and pushed cattle into bigger money.
Heifers between 450kg and 500kg made upwards to £1,260 for a 426kg Limousin with £1,210 paid for a 476kg Charolais animal with plenty of lots crossing £1,100.
Light heifers between 320kg and 400kg were a sharper trade, with prices pushing over £1,170 and the main run of lots making upwards from £900 to £1,090 for a 398kg Limousin.