Steady trade in every section at Saintfield

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A steady trade in every section on Wednesday’s sale with top prices for all types of stock.

FAT CATTLE: Top price of £1318 for 840kg char cow £157 per 100kgs, strong demand for cows with both export and local buyers competing, more cows required each week.

Leading prices: Downpatrick farmer, Char cows 840kgs £157 £1318, 730kgs 143 £1043, Crumlin producer Lim bull 970kg £117 £1134, Crossgar producer BB cow 700kg £161 £1127, Lim cow 540kg £139 £750, 570kg £124 £706, Carryduff producer Lim cows 730kg £143 £1043, 690kg £137 £945, Moira producer Lim bull 950kg £106 £1007, Crossgar producer Sh cow 680kg £146 £992, Crossgar producer Lim cow 600kg £151 £906, Crossgar producer Char cow 580kg £165 £957, AA cow 730kg £109 £795, Kircubbin producer Sim cow 580kg £139 £806, Saintfield producer AA Cow 640kg £156 £998, Crumlin producer Sim cow 610kg £130 £793, Kircubbin producer Fr cows 670kg £124 £830, 640kg £110 £704, 570kg £117 £666, Kircubbin producer Mb cows 740kg £118 £873, 550kg £130 £715, Ballyhalbert producer Fr cows 690kg £118 £814, Portavogie producer Fr 760kg £98 £744, Portavogie producer AA bullocks 670kg £160 £1072, 600kg £160 £960.

BULLOCKS: Topped to £1200 for a 640kg Char.

Leading Prices; Downpatrick producer Chars 640kg £1200, 600kg £1105, 590kg £1100, 580kg £1100, 600kg £1100, 610kg £1000, 550kg £950, Ballygowan producer AA&Shs 670kg £1100, 620kg £1070, 610kg £1040, 640kg £1010, 550kg £960, 580kg £985, 550kg £970, 600kg £950, 570kg £930, Killinchy producer Chars 460kg £1000, 460kg £955, 450kg £900, Castlewellan producer Lims 360kg £910, 370kg £860, 340kg £840,.

HEIFERS; Top price of £1100 for a 540kg Char.

Leading Prices; Downpatrick producer Chars 540kg £1100, 500kg £1030, 460kg £940, Kircubbin producer Her 630kg £1030, Lim 560kg £1000, BB 550kg £955, AA 420kg £770, Ballygowan producer Chars&Lims 450kg £845, 440kg £795, 390kg £710,400kg £700, Downpatrick producer Chars 320kg £770, 300kg £740, 330kg £710, 290kg £690.

DROPPED CALVES; sold to £360 for a Her Bull.

Leading prices: Bangor producer Her bulls £360, £275, £260, £250, Hillhall producer BB heifers £300, £280, £205, Lurgan producer Sim bulls £230, £220, £215, £200, Newtownards producer AA bulls £275, £265, £260, £225, £210, Saintfield producer BB bulls £275, £260 twice, Fr bulls £120, £100 twice, Ballygowan producer AA heifers £260, £240, £215, £200 twice.