Firm trade at Oban sheep sale

The Oban Times - - Farming/Property -

A GOOD show of store lambs and feed­ing ewes at Oban Live­stock Cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 27 was met with a firm trade. Cale­do­nian Marts Ltd sold 1,946 lambs and ewes, with lambs keenly bid for and trade up on the pre­vi­ous sale. All classes of ewe saw firm prices and more, say the auc­tion­eers, could have been sold to seller ad­van­tage. Top price of the day went to A MacColl, Fan­more, for a crack­ing Texel ewe at £100. In the lamb sec­tion top price went to two reg­u­lar con­sign­ers to the mar­ket, Donny McCor- mick, Isle of Lis­more and Ian Malcolm, Poltal­loch, for pens of Tex­els and Bel­tex crosses re­spec­tively, both sell­ing at £51.50.

Lead­ing Prices Lambs Tex: Tyree £50, Ard­larach £50, Bali­garve £49, Suff: Poltal­loch £49.50, Kil­bride £49. Chev: Ar­den­traibe £49, Mule: Bailu­acraich £46, Car­nasserie £46, Kil­bride £45, BF: Lee Croft £44, Poltal­loch £44, Tur­nault £44, Ti­raghoil £43, Saor­phin £43, Tyree £42 Ewes Tex: Drumvore £71, Fan­more £69 Cross: Lag­gan £60, Bali­garve £59, Ar­den­traibe £52, Mule: Bali­garve £51, Lag­gan £49, Bal­li­mackil­lichan £48, Bali­garve £48, Chev: Barder­avine £45, Cailaich £45 BF: Sla­terich £37, Lag­gan £37, ScriobRuadh £35, Drumvore £33, Crosslee £32

Ad­di­tional sale date added to Dal­mally cal­en­dar

AN EX­TRA sale to the nor­mal United Auc­tions cal­en­dar last Fri­day at Dal­mally saw an en­try of over 1,800 head of sheep and lambs. All classes sold to a good ring­side of buy­ers with all types sell­ing at prices com­pa­ra­ble to re­cent sales.

Prin­ci­pal lots and prices Top prices per head Lambs SUFFx: £55.50 – Glen­shel­lach TEXx: £52.50 – Glen­shel­lach: £52.00 – Lephinkill CHEVx: £44.00 – Maam Farm. CROSS: £49.00 – Stron­ma­gachan MULE: £50.50 – Glen­shel­lach BF: £50.00 – Glen­shel­lach : £47.50 – Duallin: £46.50 – Gar­ro­gie Es­tate and Dun­croisk Ewes CHEVx: £39.00 – Maam CROSS: £45.00 – Birch­field: £38.00 – Gar­ro­gie Es­tate BF: £55.00 – Auchre­och: £48.00 – Pit­cas­tle Es­tate: £44.00 – Eden Tag­gart: £39.00 – Birch­field: £38.00 – Gar­raron& Melfort Farms Gim­mers BF: £60.00 – Dall Ewe lambs BF: £56.00 – Raera Rams TEX: £180 – Bar­guil­lean CHEV: £160 – Bar­guil­lean Top prices per kilo Lambs SUFFx: 165p – Glen­shel­lach TEXx: 152p – Glen­shel­lach CHEVx: 151p – Maam Farm MULE: 133p – Glen­shel­lach BF: 146p – Gar­ro­gieEs­tate : 138p –Tul­lochcan : 135p – Dun­croisk and Auchre­och : 134p – Dun­croisk

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