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First cattle sale of the year got of to a flying start with a brisk trade in all sections.

FAT CATTLE: Sold in a Excellent demand of £1576 for a 740kg Char bullock, £213 per 100kg. Other bullocks sold to £219 per 100kg. Cows sold to £1029 for a 720kg Char, £143 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Crossgar producer Char Bullocks 740kg £213 £1576, 700kg £218 £1526, 670kg £219 £1467, 750kg £192 £1440, 670kg £210 £1407, 740kg £190 £1406, 730kg £183 £1335, 670kg £190 £1273, Belfast producer Char Cow 720kg £143 £1029, Belfast producer AA Cows 780kg £124 £967, Annahilt producer Fr Cows 720kg £139 £1000, 710kg £132 £937.

BULLOCKS: Sold to super trade of £1490 for a 700kg Char, (212) £790 along with his weight.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Chars 700kg £1490, 440kg £950, Comber producer BBs 400kg £940, 390kg £930, 400kg £880, 410kg £880, 400kg £840, 350kg £760, Downpatrick producer Sims 300kg £780, 300kg £730, 290kg £700.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1070 for a 530kg Char, (202) £540 along with her weight.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Chars 530kg £1070, 500kg £980, 460kg £960, 400kg £830, Belfast producer Lims 500kg £950, 460kg £930, 500kg £910, 480kg £865, Ballygowan producer Lims 490kg £980, 430kg £865, 400kg £810, 450kg £805, 400kg £800.

SUCKLER COWS: Sold to £1460 for a Lim Cow and Heifer calf.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to £355 for a AA Bull and £210 for a AA Heifer.

Leading prices: Killinchy producer AA Bull £355, Hol Bulls £170, £150 twice, Newtownards producer AA Bulls £260, £245, Bangor producer Fr Bulls £250, £240, £200, Hillsborough producer AA Heifer £220, Crossgar producer AA Heifers £210, £200, £190.