Sharper trade throughout for cattle at Saintfield

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Great entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale with a sharper trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE: 70 fats sold to £1186 for a 830kg Lim, £143 per 100kg. Heifers sold to £1112 for a 540kg AA, £206 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Comber producer Lim Ccws 830kg, £143, £1186, 700kg, £131, £917, 660kg, £130, £858, Dromara producer AA heifers 540kg, £206 £1112, 500kg, £185, £925, 470kg, £189, £888, 460kg, £184, £846, Ballynahinch producer Lim cows 690kg, £129, £890, 530kg, £165, £874, 720kg, £113, £813, 470kg, £160, £752, Saintfield producer Fr cows 690kg, £130, £897, 780kg, £108, £842, 620kg, £126, £781, 640kg, £118, £755, 640kg, £111, £710, Ballyhalbert producer Fr cows 830kg, £113, £937, 910kg, £103, £937, 870kg, £112, £974, 740kg, £122, £902, Ballynahinch producer Fr cows 700kg, £112, £784, 690kg, £112, £772, 670kg, £112, £750.

BULLOCKS: Over 100 sold to £1250 for a 700kg Char. Lighter sorts sold to £1020 for a 400kg Char.

Leading prices: Hillsborough producer Char 700kg, £1250, Ballynahinch producer Lims 590kg, £1200, 400kg, £860, Lisburn producer Chars 550kg, £1130, 430kg, £960, 420kg, £935, 370kg, £845, Greyabbey producer Chars 540kg, £1090, 550kg, £1090, 540kg, £1070, 480kg, £1025, 400kg, £1020, 440kg, £1000, 440kg, £970, 460kg, £960, 460kg, £950, 400kg, £900, Lisburn producer Lims 510kg, £1050, 490kg, £1010, 490kg £960, 460kg, £940, 430kg, £915, 390kg, £905, Ballynahinch producer Chars 590kg, £1170, 550kg, £1050, 400kg, £985, 360kg, £890, Crossgar producer Chars 500kg, £1090, 490kg, £1060, 490kg, £960, 400kg, £955, 440kg, £950, 400kg, £910.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1075 for a 520kg Char.

Leading prices: Dromore producer Chars 520kg, £1075, 500kg, £1070, 510kg £1055, 520kg, £1050, 480kg, £980, 490kg, £980, 500kg, £980, 460kg, £940, 490kg, £900, Killylea producer AAs 550kg, £965, 500kg, £960, 510kg, £940, 490kg, £920, Ballynahinch producer Chars 500kg, £970, 470kg, £965, 440kg £925, 370kg, £820, Downpatrick producer Lims 400kg, £870, 370kg, £840, 350kg, £830.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to £370 for a AA bull.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer AA bulls £370, £340, £300, AA heifer £290, Downpatrick producer Lim heifer £315, Castlewellan producer Lim heifers £212, £208, AA heifers £265, £260, £240, £220, £212, Comber producer AA heifers £260, £220, £200 twice.