Top price of £2000 paid for Charolais cow with bull calf at foot at Saintfield Mart

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Another super entry of 615 cattle at Wednesday’s sale at Saintfield Mart.

Outstanding demand in all sections. Top price of the day, £2000 for a Charolais cow with bull calf at foot.

A lot of quality stock on offer.

FAT CATTLE: 115 fats sold to £1376 for a 800kg Limousin cow, £172 per 100kg.

Leading prices: Dromara producer Limousin cows 800kg £172 £1376, 770kg £150 £1155, Bangor producer Limousin cows 600kg £183 £1098, 700kg £152 £1064, 640kg £157 £1004, Saintfield producer Belgian Blue cows 690kg £158 £1090, 690kg £156 £1076, 720kg £145 £1044, Dromore producer Shorthorn beef cow 780kg £131 £1021, Portaferry producer Belgian Blue cow 720kg £140 £1008, 700kg £138 £966, Dromore producer Simmental cows 820kg £120 £984, 590kg £160 £944, Killinchy producer Limousin cows 710kg £136 £965, 700kg £137 £959 and Hillsborough producer Friesian cows 810kg £110 £891, 790kg £110 £869, 710kg £120 £852, 760kg £112 £851.

BULLOCKS: 145 bullocks sold to £1265 for a 640kg Charolais (197).

Lighter sorts sold to £1060 for a 460kg Charolais (230).

Leading prices: Lisburn producer Charolais 640kg £1265, 600kg £1150, 500kg £1025, 500kg £1020, 490kg £1005, 500kg £1005, 510kg £1005, 480kg £1000, Kesh producer Charolais 560kg £1180, 540kg £1100, 460kg £1060, 500kg £1040, 510kg £1010, 490kg £1000, 440kg £970, 440kg £930, Castlewellan producer Limousins 630kg £1200, 600kg £1175, 520kg £1070, 500kg £1050, 500kg £1030, 500kg £1005, 440kg £950, Downpatrick producer Limousins 590kg £1130, 610kg £1130, 560kg £1120, 600kg £1110, 540kg £1100, 560kg £1100, 550kg £1080, 550kg £1060, 500kg £1040, 500kg £1010, 490kg £1070, Crossgar producer Charolais 490kg £1070, 550kg £1055, 490kg £1050, 500kg £1030, 450kg £1010, 500kg £1005, 500kg £995, 490kg £990, 500kg £990, 490kg £970, 490kg £960, 470kg £940, 400kg £925, 450kg £900 and Downpatrick producer Charolais 390kg £920, 410kg £905.

HEIFERS: 125 heifers sold to £1130 for a 580kg Limousin (194).

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Limousin 580kg £1130, Downpatrick producer Limousins 600kg £1080, 580kg £1050, 550kg £1040, Downpatrick producer Charolais 590kg £1060, 490kg £930, 500kg £930, Downpatrick producer Limousins 420kg £960, 450kg £940, 420kg £900 and Saintfield producer Charolais 450kg £935, 400kg £930, 390kg £890.

SUCKLED CALVES: 60 sold to £910 for a 440kg Charolais heifer (210).

Leading prices: Downpatrick producer Limousin heifers 440kg £910, 370kg £860, Ballygowan producer Blonde d’Aquitaine heifers 450kg £900, 420kg £850, 300kg £790 an, Ballygowan producer Charolais bulls 300kg £790, 330kg £740, 290kg £735, 310kg £735, 240kg £690, 280kg £680, Charolais heifers 250kg £690, 300kg £680, 260kg £650.

SUCKLER COWS: 60 sold to a top price of £2000 for a Charolais cow with Charolais bull calf at foot.

Leading Prices: Downpatrick producer Charolais cows with Charolais calves at foot £2000, £1850, £1820, £1720, £1680, £1620, £1610, £1550, £1500 and Ballygowan producer springing cows Limousin and Belgian Blues £1520, £1500, £1460, £1390, £1360, £1310.

DROPPED CALVES: 90 drops sold to £390 for a Hereford heifer.

Leading prices: Ballynahinch producer Hereford heifers £390, £360, £300, Crossgar producer Belgian Blue bulls £370, £350, £320, Belgian Blue heifer £350, Crossgar producer Aberdeen Angus bulls £320, £305, £300, Aberdeen Angus heifers £300, £285, £260 and Saintfield producer Limousin heifers £290, £260, £230.

Special sale of suckler cows sold to £1980 for a Belgian Blue heifer and £1850 for a cow.

Leading prices: Special evening sale on Friday of springing cows and heifers, Downpatrick producer Belgian Blue and Limousin heifers £1980, £1880, £1800, £1730, £1700, £1680, £1650, £1600, Belgian Blue and Limousin cows second and third calvers £1850, £1730, £1680, £1660, £1600, £1580, £1570, £1550, £1530, £1500, £1480, £1450.