Sharp trade for cattle at Saintfield

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Good show of cattle at Wednesday’s sale, with a sharp trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE; 130 fats sold to £1487 for a 870kg Daq Cow, £171 per 100kg. Bulls sold to £1392 for a 1170kg Daq, £119 per 100kg. Heifers sold to £1363 for 640kg AA, £213 per 100kg.

Leading Prices: Ballygowan prodcuer Daq Cow 870kg £171 £1487, Ardglass producer Daq Bull 1170kh £119 £1392, Kircubbin producer AA Heifer 640kg £213 £1363, Ballynahinch producer Char Heifers 690kg £176 £1214, 590kg £181 £1067, 520kg £183 £951, Ballynahinch producer Lim Cows 750kg £145 £1087, 600kg £150 £900, Comber producer Sim Cows 670kg £150 £1005, 740kg £130 £962, Killinchy producer Her Cow 780kg £132 £1029, Belfast producer Lim Cows 780kg £130 £1014, 670kg £147 £984, Kircubbin producer Hol Cows 870kg £113 £983, 700kg £119 £833, Comber producer Fr Cows 720kg £130 £936, 750kg £112 £840.

BULLOCKS; 125 sold to £1300 for a 700kg Lim. Lighter sorts sold to £1090 for a 450kg Char (242)

Leading Prices: Lisburn producer Lims 700kg £1300, 600kg £1240, 540kg £1010, 460kg £950, Kircubbin producer Chars 600kg £1260, 480kg £1095, 450kg £1090, 470kg £1075, 500kg £1045, 420kg £1020, 470kg £1000, 500kg £1000, 480kg £1000, 500kg £985, Ballynahinch producer Chars 600kg £1200, 500kg £1010, 490kg £1000, 420kg £970, Downpatrick producer Chars 500kg £1085, 500kg £1045, 400kg £990, 420kg £985, 460kg £970, Dromore producer AAs 520kg £1030, 510kg £1000, 550kg £1000, 450kg £910, 400kg £900, Lisburn producer Chars 470kg £985, 480kg £985, 460kg £980.

HEIFERS; 70 sold to £1010 for a 480kg Lim (210)

Leading prices; Killinchy producer Lims 480kg £1010, 480kg £935, 420kg £880, 400kg £860, Ballygowan producer Lims 470kg £1000, 420kg £980, 460kg £980, 420kg £940, 440kg £925, Newtownards producer AAs 550kg £1000, 440kg £985, 440kg £925, 420kg £850, Downpatrick producer Lims 500kg £970, 450kg £920, 490kg £900, 500kg £900.

DROPPED CALVES: 90 sold to £450 for a week old Char Heifer. **More calves required to meet demands**

Leading prices: Kircubbin producer Char Heifer £450, Ballygowan producer Daq Heifers £360, £250, Belfast producer Char Bulls £335, £310, Saintfield producer Lim Bulls £330, £310, £280, £270, Lim Heifers £300, £260, Comber producer AA Bulls £290, £270 twice, £240.