Cat­tle sale prices marginally down on year

The Oban Times - - Farming -

CALE­DO­NIAN Marts Ltd sold 616 suck­led calves, store cat­tle and breed­ing OTM cat­tle on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 20.

Bul­lock calves av­er­aged 239p per kg, down 2p per kg on the year sell­ing to 305p per kg from Ros­sal Es­tate, Mull and £670 for a Bri­tish Blue from I McKin­non, Achad­hbeag, Tober­mory.

Heifers av­er­aged 238p per kg, down 10p per kg on the year, sell­ing to 367p per kg from Ar­den­caple and Scam­madale on to £ 820 from the same farm.

In- calf heifers av­er­aged £1,225, down £ 32 on the year, sell­ing to £1,700 for a Sim­men­tal from A McNair and Son, Stroneskar, Ford.

Cows with calves av­er­aged £1,340, sell­ing to £1,850 for a Li­mousin from L Daw­son, Ros­sal, Mull.

Bulling heifers av­er­aged £692, sell­ing to £980 for Sim­men­tals from MD and SA Clarke, Wil­liamwood, Kirtle­bridge. Lead­ing Prices Heifer calves Sim Lu­ing: £ 820, £ 810, £ 800 and £720 Ar­den­caple and Scam­madale Sim: £680 Saul­more Lu­ing: £680 and £640 Ard­larach Shorthorn X: £ 820 Kil­lun­dine, £720 Glen­tur­ret and Kil­lun­dine AA: £620 Car­loo­nan Bul­lock calves AA: £600 Bal­ly­meanach Sim: £600 Ari­saig Lim: £610 Ros­sal Shorthorn: £600 Meg­gernie Es­tates White­bred: £ 590 Cona­glen&Glen­tur­ret In calf heifers (spring calvers) Shorthorn: £1,650 In­ver­nahyle Sim: £1,600 Mid Cross: £1,550 Stroneskar& Mid White­bred: £1,500 In­ver­nahyle and Mid Blue Grey: £1,350 Stroneskar Lim: £1,450 En­say: Bulling heifers Sim: £ 880 Wil­liamwood Lim: £ 850 and £ 840 En­say

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