Brisk trade for a smaller entry of cattle at Saintfield

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There was a smaller entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale, with a brisk trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE; sold to £1180 for a 820kg Her Cow, £144 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Hillsborough producer Her Cows 820kg £144 £1180, 840kg £124 £1041, Ballygowan producer Char Bull 1030kg £114 £1174, Downpatrick producer Sim Cows 760kg £142 £1079, 690kg £138 £952, 650kg £142 £923, Newtownards producer Lim Cows 540kg £178 £961, 530kg £165 £874, Ballywalter producer Hol Cows 700kg £127 £889, 660kg £134 £884, 600kg £129 £774, Downpatrick producer Char Cows 680kg £137 £931, 530kg £168 £890, 530kg £154 £816.

Bullocks sold to £1190 for a 600kg Daq

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Daqs 600kg £1190, 600kg £1100, 530kg £1070, 400kg £825, Belfast producer Chars 500kg £1090, 550kg £1040, 530kg £990, Carryduff producer Chars 340kg £880, 300kg £855, 350kg £840, 300kg £825, 290kg £795, 300kg £795, Belfast producer BBs 460kg £880, 420kg £870, 390kg £800.

HEIFERS; sold to £1020 for a 480kg Char.

Leading prices: Hillsborough producer Chars 480kg £1020, 400kg £980, 420kg £955, Saintfield producer Chars 490kg £940, 400kg £830, Belfast producer Sims 450kg £905, 400kg £880, 420kg £825, 430kg £810, Lisburn producer AAs 400kg £755, 360kg £700, 370kg £700.

DROPPED CALVES: Over 100 drops sold to £420 for a Char Bull.

Leading prices: Lisburn producer Char Bulls £420, £390, Char Heifer £390, Belfast producer Lim Bulls £380, £355, £320, Lim Heifers £360, £300, Carryduff producer BB Bulls £390, £340, £300, BB Heifers £360, £290, Dromara producer Her Heifers £290, £255, £220, Saintfield producer Lim Heifers £290, £265, £240, £200, Newtownards producer AA Bulls £260, £220, Fr Bulls £190, £140, £105.