MARTS: Saintfield

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A good show of cattle at Wednesdays sale, with a lot of quality stock on offer.

Packed ring of buyers, export and local buyers competing, creating an excellent trade.

FAT CATTLE: Topped at £1178 for 770kg cow.

LEADING PRICES: Dromore producer, CH&LIM cows 770kgs 153 £1178, 710kgs 152 £1079, 620kgs 158 £979, 650kgs 146 £949,630kgs 140 £882, 620kgs 140 £868. Dromara producer, LIM cow, 710kgs 164 £1164. Downpatrick producer SIM cow 840kgs 132 £1108. N’Ards producer AA cows 790kgs 121 £955, 700kgs 118 £826. Dromara producer SIM bullock 680kgs 180 £1224. Greyabbey producer CH bull 1040kgs 120 £1248, MB cow 740kgs 110 £814. Ballyhalbert producer LIM cow 630kgs 116 £730. P’Ferry producer FR cows 820kgs 102 £836, 720kgs 104 £748. Saintfield producer FR cows 600kgs 126 £756, N’Ards FR cows 770kgs 109 £839, 680kgs 107 £727.

BULLOCKS: Topped at £1330 for a 640kg Daq

LEADING PRICES: Carryduff producer Daqs & Lims 640kgs £1330, 600kgs £1260, 580kgs £1180, 570kgs £1160, 590kgs £1130, 560kgs £1120, 610kgs £1100, 460kgs £1050, 560kgs £1080.550kgs £1050. Downpatrick producer Lims 600kgs £1280, 530kgs £1200, 550kgs £1180, 600kgs £1170, 530kgs £1120, 560kgs £1120, 540kgs £1110, 570kgs £1110, 490kgs £980. Saintfield producer Herefords, 600kgs £1245, 610kgs £1235, 620kgs £1190, 590kgs £1165, 580kgs £1150,570kgs £1145, 580kgs £1145, 550kgs £1140, 570kgs £1125, 590kgs £1100, 540kgs £1060, 470kgs £980, 500kgs £975. Ardglass producer, Lims 550kgs £1190, 530kgs £1120, 540kgs £1080 Downpatrick producer, Lims 440kgs £1080, 420kgs £1000, 420kgs £990, 390kgs £965. Downpatrick producer, Lims & Sals, 420kgs £915, 380kgs £900, 420kgs £900,390kgs £885, 400kgs £885, 420kgs £880, 400kgs £845,390kgs £825. Crossgar producer FRs 590kgs £900, 570kgs £900, 550kgs £860, 530kgs £840, 500kgs £835, 510kgs £800.

HEIFERS: Topped at £1215 for a 570kg BB

LEADING PRICES: Strangford producer, BB 570kgs £1215, Lims 550kgs £1080, 520kgs £1030, Chs 510kgs £950, 510kgs £940. Dromore producer, Lims 560kgs £1200, 540kgs £1170, 510kgs £1120, 520kgs £1080, 550kgs £1080. Dromara producer, Lim 530kgs £1145. Saintfield producer Lim 540kgs £1100, BB 560kgs £1100, Dromara producer Chs & BBs 560kgs £1060, 450kgs £950,500kgs £940, 500kgs £930, 510kgs £920, 420kgs £875. Dromore producer Chs 480kg £1015, 500kgs £980, 480kgs £960. Killinchy producer Lims, 400kgs £860, 400kgs £840. C,Wellan producer Chs 350kgs £845, 360kgs £800.

DR0PPED CALVES: Excellent trade for all types topping at £445 for a BB bull.

LEADING PRICES: N’Ards producer, BB bulls £445, £375, £330, BB heifers £295, £265, £200. Carryduff producer, Lim bull, £335, Ballynahinch producer, AA bulls £335, £270. P’Ferry producer BB bulls £320, £315, £280, BB heifers £275, £240. Millisle producer SHB heifer £280 SHB bulls £255, £250, £245, £240, Carryduff producer,AA bull £260, AA heifers, £210, £195. Comber producer AA heifer £200. Killinchy producer Her bull £285. Strong demand for FR calves. N’Ards producer, HOL bulls,£210,£175,£170,£150. Ballywalter producer Hol bulls £112 twice.