Fierce demand sees cows sell to £1432 at Saintfield Mart

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There was a good entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale at Saintfield Mart with a sharp trade in all sections.

FAT CATTLE: 110 fats sold to fierce demand, cows sold to £1432 for a 750kg BB, £191 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer BB cows 750kg, £191, £1432, 730kg, £158, £1153, 620kg, £181, £1122, Millisle producer Sal bull 1050kg, £113, £1186, Downpatrick producer BB cows 870kg, £132, £1148, 630kg, £167 £1052, 770kg, £134, £1031, 710kg, £141, £1001, Newtownards producer Fr cows 860kg, £115, £989, 790kg, £123, £971, 700kg, £128, £896.

SUCKLER COWS: Special entry of springing heifers sold to high demand of £1840.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer BB and Lim x springing heifers, incalf to Lim bull - £1840, £1680, £1610, £1580, £1560, £1540, £1500, £1460, £1440, £1330, £1320, £1310.

BULLOCKS: 150 sold to £1240 for a 650kg AA.

Dromara producer AAs 650kg, £1240, 600kg, £1060, 520kg, £1000, Ballynahinch producer Chars 500kg, £1100, £510kg, £1100, 550kg, £1055, Lisburn producer Lims 530kg, £1080, 490kg, £1030, 500kg, £1015, 490kg, £1000, 510kg, £1000, Carryduff producer Chars 500kg, £1010, 490kg, £980, 430kg, £965, Saintfield producer Lims 380kg, £920, 400kg, £900, 340kg, £880, 370kg, £855.

HEIFERS: 80 sold to £1195 for a 550kg Char.

Leading prices: Dromara producer Char 550kg, £1195, Dundrum producer Lims 590kg, £1090, 550kg, £1045, 450kg, £1000, Greyabbey producer Chars 550kg, £1090, 500kg, £1060, Comber producer Chars 400kg, £905, 360kg, £820, 330kg, £745.

DROPPED CALVES: Over 100 drops sold to £385 for a Char bull.

Leading prices: Comber producer Char bulls £385, £330, Char heifer £300, AA bulls £310, £270, AA heifer £290, Portavogie producer Lim bulls £370, £320, £305, £290, Lim heifers £320, £305, Lisburn producer BB bulls £360, £320, BB heifers £330, £320, £300, Comber producer Sim bull £335, Kircubbin producer Sh bulls £350, £330, £290, Sh heifers £290, £265.