Saintfield Mart: Top price of £1493 paid for a Hereford bull

Good entry of Cattle at Wednesday’s sale sold to a strong demand for all stock on offer with 100% clearance.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 10:09 am

Top price of the day £1493 for a Hereford bull.

FAT CATTLE: 55 fats sold to £1493 for a 1090kg Hereford bull, £137 per 100kg.

Cows sold to £1452 for a 830kg Charolai, £175 per 100kg.

Friesian cows sold to £1118 for a 810kg, £138 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Hereford bull 1090kg £137 £1493, Downpatrick producer Charolais cows 830kg £175 £1452, 800kg £168 £1344, Crossgar producer Simmental cow 880kg £163 £1434, Limousin cow 770kg £168 £1294, Downpatrick producer Simmental bull 1010kg £126 £1272, Ballynahinch producer Limousin cow 760kg £165 £1254, Downpatrick producer Aberdeen Angus bull 940kg £131 £1231, Ballynahinch producer Friesian cows 810kg £138 £1118, 770kg £135 £1040, Lisburn producer Friesian cows 770kg £144 £1108, 870kg £123 £1070, 760kg £121 £919, Downpatrick producer Friesian cows 830kg £131 £1088, 810kg £130 £1053, Crossgar producer Friesian cow 750kg £140 £1050, Crossgar producer Friesian cows 760kg £134 £1018, 700kg £140 £980 and Ballynahinch producer Friesian cows 730kg £126 £919, 640kg £136 £870, 650kg £132 £858, 650kg £125 £812.

BULLOCKS; sold to a top of £1200 for a 490kg Charolais (245).

Leading prices; Crumlin producer Charolais 490kg £1200, 510kg £1200, 470kg £1165, 450kg £1120, Ballygowan producer Aberdeen Angus 620kg £1130, 580kg £1110, 500kg £1050, 510kg £1030, 520kg £1030, 500kg £980, 450kg £970, 470kg £960, Ballynahinch producer Montbeliardes 550kg £1000, 550kg £980 and Ballygowan producer Limousin 400kg £980.

HEIFERS; 50 sold to £1200 for a 520kg Belgian Blue (230).

Leading Prices; Ballygowan producer Belgian Blues 520kg £1200, 530kg £1115, Comber producer Simmentals 450kg £1130, 420kg £1100, Killinchy producer Aberdeen Angus 610kg £1100, 510kg £1080, 520kg £1080, 450kg £960, 450kg £940, Ballynahinch producer Aberdeen Angus 570kg £1100, 580kg £1100, Lisburn producer Lim 490kg £1085 and Ballygowan producer Simmentals 460kg £1000, 460kg £970, 400kg £930, 420kg £920, 400kg £915.

WEANLINGS: 65 sold to £1050 for a 350kg Charolais bull (300).

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Charolais bulls £350, £1050, 330kg £1010, 300kg £965, Ballynahinch producer Limousin bulls £350kg £965, Bangor producer Charolais heifers 340kg £940, 330kg £905, Killinchy producer Blonde d’Aquitaine bull 390kg £930, Portadown producer Charolais heifers 310kg £810, 300kg £800, 280kg £780, 290kg £780 and Lisburn producer Limousin heifers 240kg £770, 260kg £770, 280kg £760.

DROPPED CALVES: 90 drops sold to £680 for a Aberdeen Angus bull and £400 for a Limousin heifer.

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer reared Aberdeen Angus bulls £680, £650, Millisle producer Limousin bulls £450, £360, £350, Limousin heifers £400, £350, £340, Ballynahinch producer Limousin heifer £400, Kircubbin producer Belgian Blue bulls £440, £390, £385, Crossgar producer Limousin bulls £410, £370, £355, Limousin heifer £310, Drumnaess producer Limousin bull £380, Downpatrick producer Belgian Blue bull £360, Belgian Blue heifers £360, £320, Castlereagh producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £355, £350, young Friesian bulls £95, £80, £70, Strangford producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £350, £325, £290, Aberdeen Angus heifers £280, £255, young Friesian bulls £115, £100, £90, £75, Kilkeel producer Hereford bulls £350, £335, £330, £310, Hereford heifers £305, £285, £260, £230, young Friesian bulls £100, £95, £80, £70, £60 twice, Kircubbin producer Belgian Blue bull £315, Belgian Blue heifers £300 twice, Belfast producer Belgian Blue bull £300, Ballygowan producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £290, £260, £245 and Ballygowan producer reared Friesian bulls £280, £250, £245, £215, young Friesian bulls £160, £140, £120, £100.