Steady trade for cattle at Saintfield

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Another great entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale, with a steady trade in all sections.

FAT CATTLE; 70 fats sold to a strong demand. Cows sold to £1280 for a 740kg Char, £173 per 100kg. Hol Cows sold to £1045 for a 830kg, £126 per 100kg. More cows required to meet demands.

Leading prices; Ballykinlar producer Char Cows 740kg £173 £1280, 840kg £139 £1167, 640kg £150 £960, Kircubbin producer Hol Cows 830kg £126 £1045, 680kg £135 £918, 750kg £122 £915, Comber producer Lim Bullocks 640kg £169 £1081, 580kg £172 £997, 540kg £177 £955, Downpatrick producer Lim Cows 750kg £123 £922, 710kg £129 £915, 700kg £130 £910, 660kg £129 £851, Ardglass producer Lim Cows 830kg £126 £1045, 700kg £138 £966, 610kg £130 £793, 610kg £128 £780, Ballygowan producer Her Cows 700kg £139 £973, 730kg £120 £876, Killyleagh producer Hol Cows 930kg £103 £957, 740kg £112 £828, 730kg £104 £759, 730kg £101 £737.

BULLOCKS: 140 sold to £1185 for a 610kg Lim. Lighter sorts sold to £910 for a 360kg Char (252)

Leading Prices; Ardglass producer Lims 610kg £1185, 610kg £1145, 550kg £1070, 500kg £1010, 520kg £1010, 460kg £960, Comber producer Chars 570kg £1105, 480kg £1070, Clough producer Lims 600kg £1090, 600kg £1065, 490kg £1030, Comber producer Sims 500kg £1010, 510kg £1010, 560kg £1000, Kircubbin producer Lims 540kg £970, 450kg £950, 400kg £920, 420kg £920, 450kg £900, Killinchy producer Lims 360kg £790, 320kg £710, 330kg £710, 350kg £700, Carryduff producer Chars 500kg £990, 360kg £910, 390kg £880, 360kg £870, 300kg £855, 330kg £780.

HEIFERS: 130 sold to £1040 for a 550kg Char.

Leading Prices: Carryduff producer Chars 550kg £1040, 520kg £1010, 490kg £1000, 510kg £980, 490kg £960, Saintfield producer Lims 530kg £1000, 480kg £985, 500kg £940, 480kg £905, Crossgar producer BBs 420kg £980, 470kg £955, Kircubbin producer Chars 540kg £985, 500kg £900, Comber producer Chars 550kg £950, 490kg £945, 490kg £880, Saintfield producer Lims 370kg £740, 400kg £710, 340kg £665, Dromore producer Sims 400kg £805, 340kg £640.

Dropped calves almost 100 drops sold to £380 for a BB Heifer.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer BB Heifers £380, £320, £290, BB Bull £340, Saintfield producer Lim Bulls £320, £300, £285, Lim Heifers £290, £230, Ballygowan producer Her Heifers £265, £260, £230, Comber producer Char Heifers £270, £255, Dromara producer Sh Heifers £220, £205, Ballynahinch producer Daq Bull £240, Daq Heifer £215.