Fat cattle selling to £2063 at Saintfield

Excellent entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale, sold to a strong demand for a stock.

By Darryl Armitage
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 12:29 pm

Fat cattle: 90 sold to a flying trade of £2063 for a 770kg Belgian Blue cow, £268 per 100kg.

Lighter cows sold to a record trade of £278 per 100kg, 640kg £1780 for a Limousin.

Friesian cows sold to £1463 for a 770kg, £190 per 100kg.

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Leading prices: Portaferry producer Belgian Blue cows 770kg £268 £2063, 690kg £276 £1904, Limousin cow 690kg £212 £1462, Killough producer Simmental cows 930kg £209 £1943, 860kg £206 £1771, Crossgar producer Limousin cow 640kg £278 £1779, Crossgar producer Simmental cow 810kg £214 £1733, Carryduff producer Charolais cows 880kg £196 £1724, 780kg £196 £1528, 630kg £230 £1449, Annahilt producer Limousin cows 670kg £254 £1701, 720kg £218 £1569, 610kg £240 £1464, Comber producer Aberdeen Angus heifers 730kg £224 £1635, 710kg £228 £1618, 750kg £210 £1575, 700kg £217 £1519, Moira producer Shorthorn cows 830kg £194 £1610, 650kg £180 £1170, Saintfield producer Limousin cow 650kg £230 £1495, Ballynahinch producer Friesian cow 770kg £190 £1463, Ballynahinch producer Limousin cow 650kg £215 £1397, Friesian cows 670kg £167 £1118, 770kg £178 £1370, Dromara producer Friesian cow 770kg £176 £1355, 760kg £178 £1352, Hereford bullocks 610kg £213 £1299, 570kg £215 £1225, Friesian cows 690kg £176 £1214, 700kg £169 £1183, 720kg £184 £1324, Newtownards producer Friesian cows 690kg £185 £1276, 760kg £166 £1261, 710kg £169 £1199, 710kg £170 £1207, Castlereagh producer Friesian cows 670kg £173 £1159, 610kg £174 £1061, 630kg £180 £1134 and Annacloy producer Friesian cows 640kg £175 £1120, 620kg £177 £1097.

Bullocks: 105 sold to £1490 for a 510kg Charolais (292).

Lighter sorts sold to £1310 for a 420kg Charolais (312).

Leading prices: Moira producer Charolais 510kg £1490, 470kg £1360, 470kg £1345, 450kg £1330, Donaghadee producer Friesian 530kg £1330, Loughisland producer Charolais 420kg £1310, 400kg £1260, 450kg £1235, 340kg £1100, Hillsborough producer Herefords 550kg £1300, 550kg £1290, Hillsborough producer Friesians 580kg £1260, 500kg £1150, 500kg £1120, 480kg £1020, Crumlin producer Aberdeen Angus 450kg £1185, 440kg £1160, Ballynahinch producer Herefords 490kg £1180, 490kg £1150, 470kg £1130, 480kg £1130 and Ballynahinch producer Charolais 400kg £1175.

Heifers: 85 sold to £1440 for a 600kg Charolais

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Charolais 600kg £1440, 600kg £1385, 530kg £1245, Donaghadee producer Hereford 580kg £1260, Crossgar producer 490kg £1220, 500kg £1210, Saintfield producer Limousins 460kg £1200, 400kg £1095, 430kg £1060 and Downpatrick producer Simmentals 470kg £1175, 440kg £1100, 450kg £1100, 420kg £1080, 400kg £1020.

Dropped calves: Sold to £390 for a Hereford bull and £345 for a Hereford heifer.