Larger entry of cattle at Saintfield

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A larger entry at Wednesday’s sale with a sharp trade in all sections.

FAT CATTLE: Excellent demand for all types of cows, with a packed ring of buyers present. Top price of £1364 for a 880kg char cow £155 per 100kgs.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer, Char cows 880kgs 155 £1364, 790kgs 144 £1137, Castlewellan producer BB cow 900kg £126 £1134, Ballynahinch producer Lim cows 760kgs 135 £1026, 730kgs 133 £1010, Dromara producer Char bullock 670kg £173 £1159, Fr bullock 590kg £145 £855, 620kg £140 £868, Lisburn producer Sim cows 700kg £136 £952, 720kg £124 £892, Newtownards producer Fr cows 860kg £111 £954, 700kg £108 £756, Saintfield producer AA cow 610kg £158 £963, Downpatrick producer AA cow 790kg £112 £884, Ballygowan producer Daq cow 740kg £113 £836, Comber producer Fr bull 930kg £89 £827, Newtownards producer Fr cows 780kg £112 £873, 740kg £107 £791, 770kg £98 £754, Kircubbin producer Fr cow 730kg £99 £722, Belfast producer AA cow 600kg £121 £726.

BULLOCKS: Larger entry of over 100 bullocks sold to a top of £1270 for a 710kg Char.

Leading prices: Carryduff producer Chars 710kg £1270, 720kg £1265, 670kg £1200, 600kg £1100, Dromara producer Lims 670kg £1220, 610kg £1040, 450kg £950, Newtownards producer BBs 620kg £1115, 600kg £1075, 560kg £980, 520kg £900, Annahilt producer Sims and Lims 560kg £1100, 500kg £1040, 530kg £1010, 430kg £960, 500kg £945, Comber producer AAs 620kg £1030, 600kg £1000, 520kg £990, Millisle producer Chars 520kg £1015, 430kg £970, 360kg £815, Ballynahinch producer Lims 410kg £900, 350kg £830, 340kg £825, 340kg £820, 400kg £790, 340kg £755, 320kg £795, Ballynahinch producer Chars 400kg £860, 350kg £825, Dondonald producer Lims 420kg £895, 360kg £755.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1175 for a 590kg Char.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Chars 590kg £1175, 530kg £1060, 500kg £1000, Newtownards producer Lims 620kg £1075, 590kg £1050, 590kg £1015, 560kg £1000, 550kg £980, Millisle producer Chars 450kg £885, 450kg £850, Ballynahinch producer Lim 400kg £820, Saintfield producer Lims 340kg £725, 320kg £655, 260kg £630, 300kg £645, Ballynahinch producer Lims 300kg £655, 290kg £600.

SUCKLER COWS: Sold to £1800 for a Lim cow with Lim bull calf at foot.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to £405 for a BB heifer.

Leading prices: Crumlin producer BB heifers £405, £395, £365, Newtownards producer BB bulls £390, £360, £335, £300, BB heifers £370, £340, £325, £295, Saintfield producer Her bulls £360, £340, £315, £280, Her heifers £305, £270, £230, Kircubbin producer AA bulls £310, £270 twice, £240, AA heifers £225, £205, Comber producer BB Bull £295, Lisburn producer BB bulls £285, £270, £215, AA heifers £255, £225, Newtownards producer AA bull £260.