Firm trade for cattle at Saintfield

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Another good entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale at Saintfield, with a firm trade remaining.

FAT CATTLE; sold to super trade of £1503 for a 970kg Char Cow, £155 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer Char Cow 970kg £155 £1503, Ballynahinch producer Char Bullock 610kg £190 £1159, Ballynahinch producer Char Cows 860kg £150 £1290, 720kg £150 £1080, Downpatrick producer Lim Bull 1030kg £122 £1256, Killinchy producer Char Cows 610kg £180 £1098, 610kg £164 £1000, Downpatrick producer Hol Cows 750kg £132 £990, 800kg £119 £952, 750kg £115 £862, 610kg £130 £793, Newtownards producer Lim Cows 670kg £148 £991, 670kg £143 £958, 640kg £134 £857, 580kg £137 £794, 620kg £122 £756, Downpatrick producer Fr Cow 800kg £123 £984, 670kg £130 £871, 750kg £112 £840.

Bullocks sold to a flying trade of £1220 for a 540kg Lim, (226) £680 along with his weight. More bullocks required to meet demands of packed ring of buyers.

Leading prices: Saintfield producer Lims 540kg £1220, 550kg £1170, 440kg £970, 320kg £795, 210kg £705, downpatrick producer Chars 540kg £1165, 500kg £1155, 510kg £1125, 500kg £1060, Comber producer AAs 500kg £1090, 570kg £1060, Ballynahinch producer Chars 600kg £1110, 580kg £1000, Comber producer Shs 530kg £1080, 490kg £960, 400kg £900, 410kg £880, Kircubbin producer Sims 450kg £1075, 400kg £955, 400kg £935, 390kg £895, Killough producer AAs 550kg £1030, 500kg £985, 300kg £890, 320kg £840, 300kg £820, Greyabbey producer Lims 430kg £1020, 420kg £940, 400kg £930, 390kg £900, 340kg £840, Downpatrick producer Lims 400kg £900, 410kg £900, 340kg £870.

Heifers sold to £1060 for a 560kg BB, (190) £500 along with her weight.

Leading prices: Saintfield producer BB 560kg £1060, Downpatrick producer Chars 440kg £990, 470kg £980, 410kg £950, 410kg £900, 410kg £890, Comber producer Lims 480kg £990, 450kg £970, 400kg £950, 360kg £890, Ballynahinch producer Chars 340kg £790, 300kg £730, 360kg £715, 300kg £690.

Dropped calves sold to £330 for a Her Heifer and £320 for a Her Bull.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Her Heifers £330, 315, £280, £242, Her Bulls £320, £265, Newtownards producer Her bulls £280 twice, £260 twice, £240, £230, £200, Comber producer Char Heifers £320, £250, £235, Dundrum producer Char Heifers £275, £265, Portavogie producer Lim Bulls £255, £240, £210, Downpatrick producer AA Bulls £255, £230, £220, £200.