Larger entry of over 350 cattle at Saintfield

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Larger entry of over 350 cattle at Wednesday’s sale, trade holding firm throughout.

FAT CATTLE: Good show of cows, sold to excellent trade of £1360 for a 840kg Lim, £162 per 100kg. More cows required to meet demands for packed ring of buyers.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Lim cows 840kg £162 £1360, 730kg £154 £1124, Downpatrick producer Sal cow 830kg £138 £1145, 700kg £125 £875, Saintfield producer Char cows 800kg £130 £1040, 780kg £125 £975, Ballynahinch producer Fr cows 840kg £102 £856, 710kg £94 £667, Comber producer Sim cows 880kg £102 £897, 640kg £133 £851, Newtownards producer Fr cows 780kg £110 £858, 760kg £107 £813, 680kg £104 £707, Downpatrick producer AA cows 720kg £104 £748, 710kg £105 £745, 520kg £138 £717.

BULLOCKS: Great entry of over 100 bullocks, sold to a top of £1180 for a 680kg Char.

Leading prices: Carryduff producer Char 680kg £1180, 660kg £1160, 640kg £1130, 600kg £1090, Hillsborough producer Chars 650kg £1155, 660kg £1145, 650kg £1125, 660kg £1090, 580kg £1050, 600kg £1050, 540kg £1020, Dromara producer Lims and Chars 590kg £1130, 580kg £1120, 550kg £1115, 550kg £1100, 550kg £1080, 550kg £1050, 500kg £1020, 550kg £1005, Killinchy producer Lim 500kg £1015, Downpatrick producer Lims 620kg £1135, 610kg £1050, 560kg £1000, 480kg £915, 450kg £890, Annacloy producer Lims 550kg £1060, 450kg £920, Downpatrick producer Lims 420kg £900, 400kg £880, 360kg £840, Portaferry producer Lims 300kg £775, 340kg £760, 300kg £715.

HEIFERS: Sold to a top of £1140 for 550kg Char.

Leading prices: Killyleagh producer 550kg £1140, 550kg £1000, Hillsborough producer Chars 560kg £1040, 520kg £1035, 550kg £1030, 530kg £1030, 540kg £1000, 550kg £1000, 550kg £975, 440kg £935, Killyleagh producer Chars 640kg £1065, 500kg £950, 450kg £950, 440kg £860, Downpatrick producer Chars 400kg £830, 350kg £800, 330kg £740, Kircubbin producer Pars 340kg £735, 240kg £605, 250kg £585.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to £380 for a BB bull

Leading prices: Newtownards producer BB bulls £380, £370, £340, heifers £350, £320, £290, Belfast producer Lim bulls £375, £355, £300, Lim heifers £315, £275, £250, Annahilt producer AA bulls £300, £270, £240, AA heifers £250, £220, Portaferry producer Her £275, £270, £262, £260, Ballygowan producer Her bull £285.

Farmers please note, calves born after the 1st March must have a negative BVD test result before being brought to the mart.