Saintfield Mart: Top price of £1550 paid for a Simmental bullock

Strong demand for all stock at Wednesday’s cattle sale with 100% clearance.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 8:20 pm

All genuine farmers stock on offer.

Top price of the day £1550 for a Simmental bullock.

FAT CATTLE: A lot of quality cows on offer, sold to £1427 for a 780kg Limousin cow, £183 per 100kg.

Friesian cows sold to £1168 for a 800kg, £146 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Lisburn producer Limousin cows 780kg £183 £1427, 860kg £162 £1393, Lisburn producer Limousin cow 780kg £180 £1404, Downpatrick producer Limousin heifers 640kg £222 £1420, 600kg £230 £1380, Limousin cow 790kg £174 £1375, Ballynahinch producer Limousin 780kg £179 £1396, Comber producer Belgian Blue cow 680kg £182 £1237, Portferry producer Friesian cows 800kg £146 £1168, 830kg £139 £1153, Downpatrick producer Belgian Blue cow 640kg £184 £1177, Ballygowan producer Belgian Blue cow 670kg £172 £1152, Downpatrick producer Limousin cow 680kg, £168 £1142, Strangford producer Friesian cows 780kg £137 £1068, 720kg £132 producer Friesian cows 750kg £140 £1050, 720kg £133 £957 and Crossgar producer Friesian cows 700kg £142 £994, 680kg £135 £918.

BULLOCKS: Sold to £1550 for a 790kg Simmental (196).

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Simmentals 790kg £1550, 670kg £1370, 700kg £1370, Dundonald producer Limousins 550kg £1220, 520kg £1160, 500kg £1150, Downpatrick producer Limousins 450kg £1100, 430kg £1075, 430kg £1055 and Comber producer Charolais 500kg £1080, 500kg £1165, 480kg £1125.

Heifers: Sold to £1240 for a 540kg Limousin (230).

Leading prices: Gilford producer Limousins 540kg £1240, 550kg £1130, Lisburn producer Aberdeen Angus 540kg £1110, Comber producer Aberdeen Anguss 550kg £1110, 550kg £1100, 550kg £1080 and Comber producer Charolais 450kg £1000, 360kg £840.

WEANLINGS: Good entry of weanlings sold to £1060 for a 380kg Blonde d’Aquitaine bullock; (279) other bull calves sold to £950 for a 300kg Limousin (318)

Leading prices: Lisburn producer Blonde d’Aquitaine bullocks 380kg £1060, 350kg £970, Downpatrick producer Limousins 400kg £1040, 300kg £950, Lisburn producer Aberdeen Angus bulls 450kg £980, 400kg £900, Crossgar producer Simmental bulls 400kg £970, 400kg £965, Saintfield producer Simmental bullocks 320kg £900, 320kg £880, 280kg £810 and Lurgan producer Charolais heifers £350kg £880, 300kg £835, 240kg £750.

CALF RING: Calves sold to £515 for a Montbeliarde bull.

Leading prices: Lisburn producer Montbeliarde and Fleckvieh bulls £515, £490, £395, £360, £350 twice, £320.

Reared Friesian bulls £310, £290, £270, Newtownards producer Belgian Blue bulls £395, £370, Crossgar producer Limousin heifer £380, Banbridge producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £380, £370, £350, £330, Aberdeen Angus heifers £315, £300, £280, Gilford producer Limousin bulls £375, £360, £340, £300 twice, Limousin heifers £325, £310, £280, young Friesian bulls £125, £110, £90, Carryduff producer.

Reared Friesian bulls £370, £365, £350, £330, £320, Saintfield producer Hereford bulls £350, £320, £295, £275, Hereford heifers £260, £240, young Friesian bulls £110, £95, £80, £75 twice, Ballygowan producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £330, £295, £290, £260, Aberdeen Angus heifer £230 and Castlereagh producer Aberdeen Angus heifers £280, £270, £240.

Special entry for Wednesday 31st March 24 super Charolais bullocks and heifers approximately 450kg – 500kg.