Saintfield Mart: Charolais bull sells for £1562

Good entry of stock at Wednesday’s sale sold to an excellent demand for all stock with 100% clearance.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 3:36 pm
Saintfield Cattle Market, Friday 3rd October, 2008. Pictures: Diane Magill
Saintfield Cattle Market, Friday 3rd October, 2008. Pictures: Diane Magill

Top price of the day £1562 for a Charolais bull.

FAT CATTLE: 60 fats sold to £1562 for a 1230kg Charolais bull, £127 per 100kg.

Cows sold to £1385 for a 810kg Charolais, £171 per 100kg.

Friesian cows sold to £1148 for a 820kg, £140 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Charolais bull 1230kg £127 £1562, Crossgar producer Charolais cows 810kg £171 £1385, 770kg £165 £1270, Downaptrick producer Charolais cows 810kg £170 £1377, 740kg £172 £1272, Hillsborough producer Limousin cows 800kg £166 £1328, 740kg £179 £1325, Comber producer Limousin cows 710kg £165 £1171, 730kg £151 £1102, Downpatrick producer Simmental cow 720kg £160 £1152, Belfast producer Friesian cows 820kg £140 £1148, 740kg £137 £1013, 760kg £131 £995, Downpatrick producer Friesian cows 780kg £143 £1115, 720kg £138 £993, Kircubbin producer Friesian cows 800kg £133 £1064, 730kg £135 £985, 680kg £139 £945, Ballynahinch producer Friesian cows 690kg £135 £932, 610kg £146 £890 and Kircubbin producer Friesian cows 680kg £136 £925, 710kg £126 £894.

BULLOCKS: 85 bullocks sold to a strong demand of £1440 for a 680kg Limousin (212).

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Limousins 680kg £1440, 630kg £1340, 540kg £1260, 530kg £1220, Ballynahinch producer Salers 660kg £1430, 630kg £1300, 550kg £1260, 550kg £1250, 560kg £1210, 550kg £1100, Ballynahinch producer Limousins 680kg £1390, 540kg £1170, 540kg £1140, 550kg £1140, Lisburn producer Charolais 660kg £1300, 620kg £1250, 610kg £1120, Ballynahinch producer Saler 730kg £1300 andKillinchy producer Charolais 500kg £1170, 450kg £1110, 470kg £1080, 430kg £1015.

HEIFERS: Sold to £1290 for a 600kg Aberdeen Angus (215).

WEANLINGS: Good entry of 60 sold to £1030 for a 440kg Charolais heifer (235).

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Charolais heifers 440kg £1030, 360kg £840, 300kg £820, 250kg £750, Charolais male 320kg £950, Bangor producer Charolais males 250kg £830, 250kg £780, Charolais heifers 250kg £780, 250kg £750 and Ballygowan producer Charolais heifers 240kg £865, 250kg £780.

CALF RING: Another great entry of 90 drops sold to £425 for a Aberdeen Angus bull.

Reared Friesian bulls sold to £490.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer six month old Friesian bulls £490, £470, £440, £420, Portaferry producer Aberdeen Angus bull £425, reared Friesian bull £230, Newtownards producer Limousin bulls £420, £415, £380, Limousin heifers £355, £320, Saintfield producer Limousin bull £420, Comber producer Limousin bull £385, Limousin heifer £275, Friesian bulls £180, £155, £150, Gilford producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £380, £360, £350 twice, £335, Aberdeen Angus heifers £355, £310, £290, Downpatrick producer Limousin bulls £365, £320, Limousin heifer £350, Crossgar producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £330, £315, £305, £285, Aberdeen Angus heifers £300, £285 twice, £255, Banbridge producer Hereford bulls £315, £305, £300 twice, £285, Hereford heifer £300, young Friesian bulls £120, £105, £95, Portaferry producer reared Friesian bulls £310, £275, £260, £255 twice, Ballygowan producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £305, £300, Comber producer Limousin bull £300, Limousin heifers £260, £250, young Friesian bulls £125, £110, £100 twice, £85, £70, Newtownards producer Limousin heifers £290, £250, £200, Newtownards producer Belgian Blue heifers £275 twice, £250, £230, young Friesian bulls £80, £70, Ballygowan producer Hereford heifer £250 and Ballygowan producer Aberdeen Angus heifers £250, £205, £200, Newtownards producer Aberdeen Angus heifers £245, £235, £220, £200, Ballygowan producer young Friesian bulls £140, £135.