Exceptional trade throughout despite smaller show of cattle at Saintfield

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Smaller show of cattle at Wednesday’s sale with an exceptional trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE: Sold to a top of £1183 for a 680kg Lim cow, £174 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Saintfield producer Lim cow 680kg £174 £1183, Ballynahinch producer Lim bull 770kg £146 £1124, Newtownards producer Sim cow 820kg £129 £1057, Lim cow 730kg £124 £905, Killinchy producer Lim cow 730kg £125 £912, Downpatrick producer Char cows 780kg £133 £1037, 700kg £129 £903, Downpatrick producer Char cow 700kg £135 £945, BB cow 720kg £124 £892, Lim cow 700kg £123 £861, Newtownards producer Fr cows 760kg £114 £866, 720kg £112 £806, 680kg £109 £741, Carryduff producer Hol cows 770kg £113 £870, 750kg £106 £795, Saintfield producer Fr cows 720kg £118 £849, 760kg £97 £737, 590kg £123 £725.

BULLOCKS: Sold to a top of £1160 for a 620kg Lim.

Leading prices: Aghalee producer Lim 620kg £1160, AA 640kg £1100, Greyabbey producer Lim 620kg £1145, Comber producer BB 640kg £1130, DAQ 640kg £1100, Dromara producer Lims 600kg £1100, 560kg £1080, 530kg £1070, 500kg £1010, 500kg £985, 500kg £980, 500kg £935, Hillsborough producer Lims 660kg £1100, 620kg £1090, Saintfield producer Lims 550kg £1060, 270kg £800, 340kg £800, 300kg £770, 260kg £750, 300kg £700, 240kg £650, Saintfield producer Lims 400kg £855, 410kg £795, Killinchy producer Char 410kg £910, Comber producer BBs 500kg £910, 440kg £850, 400kg £815, Her 400kg £825.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1010 for a 500kg Lim.

Leading prices: Castlewellan producer Lims 500kg £1010, 440kg £940, 400kg £860, Killinchy producer Lims 490kg £900, 440kg £825, Killinchy producer Chars 400kg £870, 420kg £860, 400kg £815, Saintfield producer Her and AAs 520kg £920, 540kg £900 510kg £900, 500kg £840, 400kg £740, Saintfield producer Lims 260kg £725, 260kg £660, 270kg £615, Lisburn producer Sim 500kg £920.

DROPPED CALVES: Over 125 drops sold to excellent trade throughout. Top of £440 for BB bull. Heifer calves sold to £380 for a Her. More calves required.

Leading prices; Hillsborough producer BB bulls £440, £380, £315, BB heifer £335, Saintfield producer BB bull £390, Lim bull £330, Crossgar producer Her heifer £380, Comber producer BB bulls £390, £340, £320, £295, BB heifers £325, £290, £255, Comber producer Lim bull £305, AA heifer £240, Castlereagh producer AA bulls £290, £268, £250, £230, Saintfield producer AA bulls £270, £250, AA heifers £255, £230 twice.