Larger entry of cattle with steady throughout at Saintfield

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Larger entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale with a steady trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE: 125 fats sold to £1174 for a 660kg Char, £178 per 100kg. More cows required each week. Strong competition between export and local buyers.

Leading prices: Dromore producer Char heifers 660kg £178 £1174, 660kg £172 £1135, Comber producer Char bullocks 650kg £176 £1144, 620kg £170 £1054, Ballynahinch producer Char and Lim heifers 630kg £171 £1077, 610kg £174 £1061, 630kg £165 £1039, 660kg £160 £1056, 670kg £154 £1031, 540kg £179 £966, Ballynahinch producer Lim bull 1030kg £108 £1112, Ardglass producer Fr cows 730kg £138 £1007, 790kg £126 £995, 680kg £144 £979, 880kg £100 £880, Saintfield producer AA cows 660kg £139 £917, 640kg £141 £902, 700kg £122 £756, 620kg £116 £719, Ballynahinch producer Lim cows 800kg £118 £944, 680kg £132 £897, 720kg £124 £892, Carryduff producer AA cows 850kg £126 £1071, 640kg £128 £819, 630kg £126 £793, Kircubbin producer Fr cows 730kg £100 £730, 820kg £96 £787, 790kg £94 £742.

BULLOCKS: 130 sold to £1175 for a 650kg Her.

Leading prices: Saintfield producer Hers 650kg £1175, 620kg £1080, 630kg £1080, 630kg £1035, 550kg £975, 580kg £960, 500kg £900, Carryduff producer Chars 600kg £1125, 600kg £1120, 560kg £1050, 470kg £970, 490kg £900, 470kg £945, Kircubbin producer Chars and Sims 610kg £1130, 560kg £1090, 550kg £1095, 510kg £945, 570kg £990, Bangor producer Daq 400kg £915, Saintfield producer Lims 600kg £1095, 590kg £1070, 500kg £960, 500kg £985, 450kg £900, Saintfield producer Lims 260kg £745, 250kg £720.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1060 for a 550kg Char.

Leading prices: Kircubbin producer Char 550kg £1060, Dromore producer AAs 560kg £1060, Downpatrick producer Chars 400kg £860, 400kg £830, 360kg £790, Comber producer Lims 380kg £790, 350kg £770, Downpatrick producer BBs 260kg £680, 210kg £585.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to £400 for a BB bull.

Leading prices: Comber producer BB bull £400, Greyabbey producer BB bulls £360, £340, AA bulls £350, £325, AA heifer £290, Newtownards producer BB bulls £390, £375, £320, BB heifers £350, £305, £300, Crossgar producer AA heifer £260, Ballygowan producer Her bulls £380, £320, Her heifers £300, £235.