Seasonal entry of cattle at Saintfield

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A seasonal entry of cattle at Wednesdays’ sale, selling to a brisk trade in all sections.

FAT CATTLE: 80 fats sold to £1096 for a 800kg Sim cow, £137 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Newtownards producer Sim cows 800kg £137 £1096, 680kg £136 £924, Ballywalter producer Her cow 850kg £115 £977, 840kg £112 £940, Killyleagh producer Char cows 590kg £153 £902, 630kg £119 £749, Castlewellan producer BB bull 850kg £102 £867, BB cows 630kg £127 £800, 590kg £127 £749, Lisburn producer Fr cows 760kg £106 £805, 670kg £117 £783, 710kg £107 £759, 690kg £102 £703, Carryduff producer Hol cows 560kg £120 £672, 540kg £124 £669, 540kg £114 £615.

BULLOCKS: 45 sold to a top of £1120 for a 650kg AA, lighter sorts sold to a flying trade of £905 for a 370kg Lim.

Leading prices: Saintfield producer AAs 650kg £1120, 590kg £1100, Bangor producer BBs 580kg £1105, 600kg £1090, 570kg £1080, 570kg £975, 540kg £940, Newtownards producer Lims 370kg £905, 300kg £875, 320kg £825, 300kg £780, 300kg £720, 250kg £675, Downpatrick producer Chars 410kg £920, 350kg £790, 320kg £755, 290kg £730, Downpatrick producer Lims 440kg £900, 360kg £845, 290kg £650, 240kg £635.

HEIFERS: 40 sold to £980 for a 490kg Char, lighter sorts sold to £805 for a 360kg Char.

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Chars 490kg £980, 400kg £865, 390kg £840, 360kg £805, Millisle producer Chars 550kg £940, 440kg £900, 460kg £900, 390kg £785, 350kg £770, Comber producer Sims 510kg £940, 470kg £900, 490kg £890, Castlewellan producer Lims 400kg £780, 370kg £770, Saintfield producer Lim 460kg £845, Ballynahinch producer Chars 350kg £690, 310kg £670, 340kg £670.

DROPPED CALVES: 85 drops sold to £410 for a three week old Lim bull. Heifer calves sold to £385 for a Sh.

Leading prices: Lisburn producer Lim bulls £410, £390, £375, £350, £305, £270, £260 twice, Dromara producer Sh heifers £385, £325, £300, £255, Belfast producer BB heifers £330, £285, Belfast producer AA bulls £290, £255, Hillsborough producer BB heifers £255, £225, Her heifers £215, £200 twice, Ballynahinch producer Her heifers £245, £242, Comber producer AA heifers £260, 255, £205.