Smaller entry of cattle at Saintfield

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Smaller entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale in Saintfield, with a firm trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE; sold to £1600 for a 920kg BB Bull, £174 per 100kg. Cows sold to £1228 for a 830kg Char, £148 per 100kg.

Leading Prices; Comber producer BB Bull 920kg £174 £1600, Char Cow 830kg £148 £1228, Lisburn producer Lim Bullocks 620kg £194 £1202, 640kg £183 £1171, 620kg £188 £1165, 620kg £183 £1134, Crumlin producer Lim Cow 600kg £137 £822, Comber producer Lim Cow 650kg £125 £812.

BULLOCKS: Sold to £1290 for a 660kg Lim, (195) £630 along with his weight. Lighter sorts sold to £1050 for a 410kg Char, (256) £640 along with his weight.

Leading Prices; Downpatrick producer Lims 660kg £1290, 600kg £1180, Ballygowan producer Chars 540kg £1070, 550kg £1145, 520kg £1140, 540kg £1125, 450kg £1015, 500kg £1010, 460kg £910, Comber producer Chars 410kg £1050, 430kg £1005, 400kg £980, 410kg £955, Newtownards producer Hers 500kg £1070, 490kg £950, 400kg £905, 360kg £890, 350kg £800, Lisburn producer Lims 400kg £950, 400kg £930, 370kg £900, 340kg £840.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1070 for a 500kg Char, (214) £570 along with her weight.

Leading Prices; Ballygowan producer Chars 500kg £1070, 440kg £985, 440kg £920, 450kg £890, Comber producer Chars 550kg £1050, 440kg £1045, 470kg £950, 440kg £930, 450kg £900, Downpatrick producer Sims 500kg £1000, 500kg £945, 490kg £940, 500kg £920, Hillsborough producer Lims 450kg £975, 400kg £900, 350kg £810, 320kg £780, Crossgar producer AAs 400kg £880, 400kg £835, 350kg £825.

SUCKLER COWS: Sold to £1580 twice for Cows with calves at foot.

Leading Prices: Ballynahinch producer Sim Cows with Lim Calves at foot £1580 twice, £1550, £1400, £1340.

DROPPED CALVES: Excellent entry of 130 drops, all sold to a flying trade! Top price £410 for a BB Bull, Heifer calves sold to £330 for a AA.

Leading Prices: Dundonald producer BB Bulls £410, £370, £365, £360, £350, £335, £320, £310, BB Heifers £265, £250, £240, £235, Newtownards producer Lim Bulls £370, £305, Ballynahinch producer AA Bull £380, AA Heifer £330, Dromara producer Sh Bulls £270, £250, Ballynahinch producer AA Bull £285, Fr Bulls £220, £195, £160, £158, £135.