Saintfield Mart: Top price of £1788 paid for a Charolais heifer

Larger entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale, sold to an exceptional trade in all sections with 100% clearance.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 9:57 am

Top price of the day £1788 for a Charolais heifer.

More cattle required to meet demands.

FAT CATTLE: 65 fats sold to a super trade of £1788 for a 820kg Charolais heifer, £218 per 100kg.

Bulls sold to £1496 for a 1100kg Simmental, £136 per 100kg.

Cows sold to £1460 for a 820kg Limousin, £178 per 100kg. Friesian cows sold to £1115 for a 820kg, £136 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Charolais heifer 820kg £218 £1788, Ballygowan producer Simmental bull £1100kg £136 £1496, Comber producer Limousin cows 820kg £178 £1460, 770kg £175 £1347, Ballynahinch producer Limousin cow 830kg £167 £1386, Ballynahinch producer Simmental cow 850kg £162 £1377, Downpatrick producer Charolais cows 810kg £165 £1336, 750kg £171 £1282, Downpatrick producer Aberdeen Angus cows 830kg £156 £1248, 830kg £148 £1228, 720kg £142 £1022, Dromara producer Friesian cows 820kg £136 £1115, 750kg £133 £997, Portaferry producer Friesian cows 800kg £138 £1105, 780kg £133 £1038, 790kg £129 £1020 and Crossgar producer Holstein cows 820kg £130 £1066, 770kg £128 £985, 740kg £126 £932.

BULLOCKS: Sold to a flying trade of £1480 for a 680kg Charolais (218).

Lighter sorts sold to £1200 for a 470kg Charolais (256).

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Charolais 680kg £1480, 620kg £1370, 470kg £1200, 490kg £1200, Dromara producer Blonde d’Aquitaine 570kg £1255, Crossgar producer Limousins 460kg £1180, 430kg £1155 and Ballynahinch producer Aberdeen Angus 450kg £1005, 430kg £980, 440kg £975, 400kg £955.

HEIFERS: Sold to a strong demand of £1170 for a 530kg Charolais (220).

Lighter heifers from the same pen sold to £1100 for a 450kg Charolais (245).

Leading prices: Ballygowan producer Charolais 530kg £1170, 450kg £1100, Ballygowan producer Charolais 540kg £1170, 540kg £1120, 500kg £1085, 450kg £1000, Ballynahinch producer Limousins 360kg £980, 400kg £980, 370kg £940 and Ballygowan producer Simmentals 520kg £1070, 500kg £1060, 520kg £1030, 500kg £1025, 470kg £970.

WEANLINGS: 60 sold to an exceptional demand of £1130 for a 400kg Charolais bullock (283) other weanlings from the same pen sold to £1000 for a 330kg Belgian Blue bullock (303).

Leading prices: Moira producer Charolais and Belgian Blue bullocks 400kg £1130, 380kg £1065, 380kg £1050, 360kg £1020, 330kg £1000, 350kg £985, Charolais and Belgian Blue heifers 380kg £1040, 360kg £1010, 320kg £960, Comber producer Limousin bullocks 380kg £1020, 390kg £1000, 370kg £975, 340kg £955, Newtownards producer Limousin and Simmental Bullocks 370kg £1000, 340kg £955, 340kg £940, 350kg £930, 290kg £895, 290kg £870 and Hillsborough producer Limousin bulls 260kg £845, 240kg £800.

DROPPED CALVES: Sold to an excellent demand of £420 for a Belgian Blue bull.

Heifer calves sold to £380 for a Belgian Blue.

More calves required to meet demands.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer Belgian Blue bulls £420, £405, £380, £355, Belgian Blue heifer £365, Crossgar producer Belgian Blue heifers £380, £350, Aberdeen Angus bulls £340, £320, young Friesian bulls £125, £110, £90, Kircubbin producer Limousin bulls £380, £365, £340, £310, Limousin heifers £305, £290, £275, Comber producer Aberdeen Angus bulls, £350, £340, £300, £285, Simmental bull £320, Aberdeen Angus heifers £290, £255, Ballynahinch producer Limousin bull £340, Limousin heifers £330, £295, £270, young Friesian bulls £115, £100 twice, £95, £80, Downpatrick producer reared Friesian bulls £300, £265, £255, £220.