Strong trade for cattle at Saintfield

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Another great entry of cattle at Wednesday’s sale, with a strong trade throughout.

FAT CATTLE: 75 sold to £1310 for a 720kg Lim heifer, £182 per 100kg. Cows sold to £1174 for a 870kg Her cow, £135 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Lim Heifer 720kg £182 £1310, Ballygowan producer Her Cows 870kg £135 £1174, 700kg £133 £931, Hillsborough producer Lim Cows 710kg £157 £1114, 740kg £145 £1073, 780kg £128 £998, 690kg £134 £924, Hillsborough producer Lim Cows 800kg £130 £1040, 710kg £146 £1036, 810kg £120 £972, 630kg £134 £844, Killinchy producer Hol Bull 1000kg £108 £1080, Hol Cow 760kg £136 £1033, Carryduff producer Fr Cows 900kg £105 £945, 700kg £129 £903, 750kg £112 £840, Portaferry producer Daq Cows 710kg £143 £1015, 760kg £129 £980, 730kg £127 £927, 710kg £127 £901, Portaferry producer Fr Cows 730kg £124 £905, 710kg £126 £894, 740kg £114 £843, 570kg £130 £741, Hillsborough producer Fr Cows 650kg £136 £884, 710kg £124 £880, 660kg £130 £858, 750kg £108 £810, 670kg £120 £804, 680kg £114 £775.

BULLOCKS; Over 100 sold to £1180 for a 600kg Char, (197) £580 along with his weight.

Leading prices: Dromore producer Chars&Lims 600kg £1180, 620kg £1180, 550kg £1150, 500kg £1090, 520kg £1090, 500kg £1040, 510kg £1040, 490kg £1000, 450kg £980, Downpatrick producer AAs 440kg £980, 450kg £955, 480kg £950, 440kg £940, 450kg £940, 450kg £910, 450kg £900, Castlewellan producer Lims 340kg £880, 380kg £875, 390kg £865, 340kg £845, 290kg £810, 310kg £800, 300kg £790, Ballynahinch producer Hers 410kg £935.

HEIFERS: 80 sold to £1160 for a 600kg Char, (193) £560 along with her weight.

Leading prices; Ballygowan producer Char 600kg £1160, Downpatrick producer Chars 510kg £1040, 530kg £1005, 540kg £990, 510kg £960, Downpatrick producer Chars 600kg £1030, 610kg £1030, Saintfield producer Lims 480kg £1020, 450kg £960, 460kg £930, 400kg £905, Downpatrick producer Chars 480kg £1000, 440kg £975, Crossgar producer BBs 450kg £990, 410kg £950, 440kg £945, 460kg £900, Belfast producer Lims 330kg £760, 300kg £740, 330kg £705, Crossgar producer Hers 400kg £830, 440kg £800, Saintfield producer Chars 290kg £700, 270kg £680.

DROPPED CALVES; 110 drops sold to £365 for a Lim Bull & £305 for a Lim Heifer.

Leading prices; Greyabbey producer Lim Bulls £365, £330, £300, Kircubbin producer BB Heifers £305, £270, £255, £230, Ballynahinch producer Lim Bulls £330, £285, Ballynahinch producer Lim Heifer £305, Saintfield producer Her Bulls £300, £260, Her Heifer £285, Belfast producer AA Bulls £290, £250 twice, AA Heifers £250, £220