Ar­den­traive bul­lock leads kilo prices at Oban sale

The Oban Times - - Farming -

CALE­DO­NIAN Marts Ltd sold 108 store, breed­ing and OTM cat­tle along with 397 store hoggets, feed­ing ewes and ewe with lambs at foot.

At the sale on Tues­day June 7, 42 bul­locks av­er­aged 216p/kg or £537, sell­ing to 248p/kg for a Li­mousin from A McIn­tyre, Ar­den­traive, Colin­traive and to £825 for an Aberdeen An­gus from B Walker, Car­loo­nan, In­ver­aray.

31 heifers av­er­aged 203p/kg or £526, sell­ing to 217p/kg (twice) for a Li­mousin from C McLarty, Homestead, Lochgilp­head and Shorthorn from D J MacGil­livray, Pennny­gown, Isle of Mull, and to £700 for an Aberdeen An­gus from J & S An­der­son, Kil­bride, Balvicar.

Among the OTM cat­tle, 23 an­i­mals av­er­aged 91p/kg or £479, sell­ing to £790 for a Sim­men­tal from A Mac­Don­ald, 19 East Hynish, Isle of Tiree or to 118p/kg for the same beast.

Breed­ing cat­tle av­er­aged £836, sell­ing to £890 for an Aberdeen An­gus from B Walker, Car­loo­nan.

In the sheep ring, store hoggets av­er­aged £52, sell­ing to £78 for a pen of Tex­els from I Camp­bell & Son, Stron­gorm, Balvicar. Feed­ing ewes av­er­aged £54, sell­ing to £80 for a pen of Che­viots from N Boase, Ard­larach, Lochgilp­head.

Ewes with lambs at foot sold to £174 for a black­face ewe with twins from T Palmer, Ach­nacar­ron, Lochgilp­head.

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