Sheep and cat­tle sales in Oban and Is­lay

Campbeltown Courier - - FARMING -

United Auc­tions (UA) held a sale of 2,266 ewes and lambs at Oban Live­stock Cen­tre. All classes of sheep met a firm de­mand to a strong ring­side of buy­ers at the sale on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 16, with lambs av­er­ag­ing £36.26. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices: Lambs: Suffx: £61.00 Ash­field; £56.00 Frack­er­saig; £53.50 Dalvore; £50.00 Ti­raghoil. Texx: £55.00 Sheil­ing, Barra; £55.00 Bal­nagown; £52.00 Park Farm; £51.50 Park Farm; £50.50 Bal­nagown; £50.00 Shiel­ing, Barra. Chev: £51.00 Balis­cate Croft; £49.00 Ard­chi­avaig; £48.00 Shenaval­lie; £48.00 Bal­li­garve. Cross: £54.50 Newcrofts Uisken; £52.00 New­field; £49.00 117 Craigston Barra; £48.00 Dal­tote; £48.00 Balu­acrach. Mule: £54.50 Ash­field; £48.50 Frack­er­saig. BF: £46.00 1 Col­laig; £37.00 1 Knock­volo­gan; £36.00 Ti­raghoil; £35.00 Kil­liechro­nan Es­tate; £33.00 Achuaran; £32.50 Tur­nault; £32.00 Raera. Gim­mers: Tex: £170 Achn­aba. Suffx: £60.00 Balu­acrach. Mule: £92.00 Balu­acrach. Ewes: Suffx: £54.00 Mid Farm; £52.00 Frack­er­saig. Texx: £80.00 and £50.00 Tyree. Chev: £49.00 Barn­dromin; £47.00 Bailu­acraich. Cross: £42.00 and £41.00 Shiel­ing Barra; £37.00 Fid­den. Mule: £50.00 Bal­nagown. BF: £41.00 and £31.00 Kil­liechro­nan Es­tate; £30.00 Ach­na­cone; £30.00 Lag­gan. Two days later, on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 18, UA held a sale of 1,833 lambs and sheep and 324 suck­led calves at Is­lay Auc­tion Mart, where a good fol­low­ing of buy­ers was in at­ten­dance. Lambs av­er­aged £47.94 per head or 138 pence per kilo (-£3.13 per head or 8.7 pence per kilo). Bul­lock calves av­er­aged £692 per head or 229 pence per kilo (-£50.13 per head or 9 pence per kilo). Heifer calves av­er­aged £581 per head or 209.3 pence per kilo (-£44 per head or 24.5 pence per kilo). In the cat­tle sec­tion, qual­ity sorts eas­ily main­tained last year’s val­ues while plainer sorts were harder to cash. In the sheep sec­tion all classes fol­lowed rates pre­vail­ing cur­rently at prin­ci­pal main­land cen­tres. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices: Top price per head: Bul­locks: AAx: £960, £905 (2) and £830 Scarrabus. BAx: £830 (2) Ard­nave. Charx: £980 (2) Ard­nave; £940 Ao­radh; £930 (2) Ard­nave £910 (5) and £890 (10) Ao­radh; £870 (3) Ard­nave; £850 (5) Ao­radh; £830 (5) Ard­nave. Limx: £960 Carrabus; £900 and £880 Ard­nave; £855 (2) Cor­rary; £830 Ard­nave; £815 Cor­rary; £800 Tormis­dale Farm. Heifers: AAx: £890 (2) and £820 (2) Scarrabus. BAx: £700 Ard­nave. Charx: £820 Ard­nave; £815 Carrabus; £800 Ard­nave (2) and Ao­radh (4). Limx: £810 Is­land; £710 (2) Kin­tra. SHx: £800 (2) Scarrabus. Top prices per kilo: Bul­locks: AAx: 208p (11) Scarrabus. BAx: 252p (4), 242p (3), 225p (2) and 214p (2) Ard­nave. Charx: 334p (2) Ard­nave; 331p, 307p (4), 293p (5) Ao­radh; 284p Ard­nave; 278p (4) Ao­radh; 264p (4) and 261p (2) Ard­nave; 257p Ao­radh; 253p (5) Manse­field; 250p (4) and 249p (3) Ard­nave; 241p (6) and 239p (9) Kil­meny. Limx: 266p (2) Bal­li­martin; 257p Ard­nave; 255p (5) Kin­tra; 253p Ard­nave; 251p Carrabus; 246p (3) Kin­tra; 245p (7) Manse­field. Heifers: AAx: 222p (2) Scarrabus. BAx: 233p, 222p (2) Ard­nave. Charx: 274p (4) Ao­radh; 246p (2) Ard­nave; 246p (2) Ao­radh; 238p (6) and 232p (5) Kil­meny; 232p (6) Manse­field; 230p Ard­nave. Limx: 301p, 254p, 236p (4) and 235p (4) Kin­tra. Sheep: Lambs: Top prices her head: Suffx: £65.00 Coille; £64.00 Uisken­tuie; £63.50 Bal­li­martin; £62.50 Con­isby; £59.50 Is­lay Es­tates; £58.50 Starch­mill; £57.50 Duich; £56.50 Is­lay Es­tates. Texx: £61.00 Tal­lant; £60.50 Dun­los­sit Los­sit; £57.50 Is­lay Es­tates. Lleyn: £55.60 El­lis­ter. Cross: £55.60 Le­orin; £54.50 17 Manse­field. Mule: £58.00 Starch­mill; £57.00 Cor­rary; £55.50 Is­land; £54.50 Kep­pols; £54.00 Is­lay Es­tates. BF: £54.00 Ard­far­nal; £49.00 Uisken­tuie. Ewes: Suff: £66.50 Bayview. Texx: £76.50 Dun­los­sit Los­sit; £56.50 Ard­talla Es­tate; £48.50 Bayview. Chev: £43.50 Ard­far­nal. Cross: £48.50 Coille; £46.00 Duich; £43.50 Ard­far­nal; £41.50 Ard­talla Es­tates. Mule: £49.50 Is­lay Es­tates; £41.50 Is­land Farm. BF: £33.50 Ard­far­nal. Top prices per kilo: Lambs: Suffx: 173p Ard­talla Es­tate; 172p Kil­bride; 158p Bal­li­martin; 157p Is­lay Es­tates; 156p Starch­mill; 156p Is­lay Es­tates. Texx: 165p Dun­los­sit Los­sit; 163p Is­lay Es­tates; 163p Starch­mill; 159p Tal­lant; 158p Con­isby; 156p Dun­los­sit Los­sit. Chev: 156p Kep­pols; 154p Kil­bride; 150p Duich. Cross: 170p 17 Manse­field; 161p and 156p Ard­talla Es­tate. Mule: 158p Kep­pols; 156p Cor­rary. BF: 140p Kep­pols.

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