Sharp trade at Saintfield

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There was a seasonal show of cattle at Wednesday’s Saintfield sale, with a sharp trade throughout.

Fat cattle sold to a top of £1656 for an overage Bullock.

Leading Prices: Beef Bullocks - Crossgar producer BB Bullocks 980kg £169 £1656, 830kg £169 £1402, Ballynahinch Producer Sim Bullocks 730kg £196 £1430, 730kg £190 £1387, Ch Bullock 700kg £181 £1267 Castlewellan Producer Lim Bullocks 610kg £213 £1299, 600kg £204 £1224, Saintfield producer Lim Cow 660kg £188 £1240, Carryduff producer Char Cows 620kg £198 £1227, 570kg £194 £1105, Dromara producer AA Cows 760kg £170 £1292, 650kg £170 £1105, 520kg £194 £1008, Glenavy producer Her Cow 900kg £118 £1062, Newtownards producer Fr Cows 800kg £112 £896, 730kg £112 £817, Newtownards producer Fr Cows 730kg £110 £803, 690kg £108 £745, Belfast producer Fr Cows 810kg £109 £882, 750kg £106 £795.

Bullocks sold to £1255 for a 600kg Char, (209) £655 along with his weight.

Leading Prices: Crossgar producer Chars 600kg £1255, 510kg £1070, Lisburn producer Chars 620kg £1255, 550kg £1200, 530kg £1125, 530kg £1100, Comber producer Lims 480kg £1070, 380kg £910, 310kg £740, Crossgar producer Lims 490kg £1020, 530kg £1035, 500kg £1040, Downpatrick producer Lims 500kg £1130, 520kg £1100, 480kg £1080.

Heifers sold to £1310 for a 600kg Char, (218) £710 along with her weight.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer Chars & Lims 600kg £1310, 570kg £1265, 580kg £1200, 610kg £1200, 570kg £1200, 570kg £1190, 580kg £1180, 570kg £1170, 500kg £1100, 550kg £1150, 570kg £1140, 560kg £1140, 570kg £1150, 500kg £1050, 500kg £1070, 520kg £1080, 440kg £920, Belfast producer Chars 420kg £905, 380kg £885, 400kg £895, Ballynahinch producer Lims 450kg £990, 450kg £970, Downpatrick producer Lims 380kg £880, 360kg £840, Ballynahinch producer Chars&Lims 620kg £1100, 560kg £1080, 580kg £1080, 560kg £1060, 550kg £1060.

DROPPED CALVES; Great entry of Drops with more calves required for a packed ring of buyers! Top price of £285 for a Lim Female calf

Leading Prices: Greyabbey Producer Lim Female Calf £285, Lim Male Calves £260, £255 Ballyhalbert Producer; AA Male Calves £280, £240, £225 AA Female Calf £220 Ballygowan Producer; DAQ Female Calf £250 Ballyhalbert Producer; Her Male Calf £245 Downpatrick Producer; AA Male Calves £230

Weanlings; Top Prices Carrowdore Producer; AA Female £480 Hillsborough Producer; SHL Female £440 Carryduff Producer; AA Female £435