Fat cattle sell to £1224 for a 780kg Simmental cow at Saintfield

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Smaller entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale with a brisk trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE: Sold to £1224 for a 780kg Sim cow, £157 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer Sim cow 780kg, £157, £1224, Greyabbey producer Lim cows 900kg, £134, £1206, 810kg, £137, £1109, 760kg, £124, £942, Comber producer Lim bull 930kg, £108, £1004, Greyabbey producer AA cows 570kg, £154, £877, 500kg, £147, £735, Millisle producer Fr cows 690kg, £116, £800, 670kg, £119, £797, 690kg, £113, £779, Killinchy producer Fr cows 730kg, £103, £751, 580kg, £129, £748, 630kg £117, £737, Downpatrick producer Fr cows 750kg, £128, £960, 730kg, £119, £868, 660kg, £124, £818, 730kg, £112, £817, 690kg, £116, £800.

BULLOCKS: Sold to £1315 for a 650kg AA.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer AAs 650kg, £1315, 550kg, £1120, 460kg, £1070, 470kg, £1070, 590kg, £1045, 500kg, £1025, Ballywalter producer AA 470kg, £1030, Crossgar producer Hers 450kg, £965, 400kg, £820, Ballynahinch producer Chars 270kg, £830, 300kg, £800, 290kg, £760.

HEIFERS: Sold to £940 for a 500kg AA.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer 500kg, £940, 440kg, £855, 310kg, £770, Ballynahinch producer Chars 420kg, £840, 440kg, £840, 390kg, £770.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to £410 for a three weeks old Lim bull.