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The Oban Times - - Farming -

UNITED AUC­TIONS held a spe­cial sale of all classes sheep and lambs at Dal­mally Auc­tion Mart on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 28. A to­tal of 3,159 head of all classes were sold. Lambs, con­sist­ing mainly of third draws sold to av­er­age £ 32.11 or 118 pence per kilo. Lambs sold to a top of £70 for Texel Crosses from Dun­nans and 173 pence per kilo for Texel Crosses from Bar­guil­lean. Ewes from Gal­lanch Farm sold to £ 56 for Black­face whilst Black­face Gim­mers from Dun­croisk sold to £ 68. Brack­ley Parks (McArthur) sold Texel Rams to £ 300. PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES TOP PRICES PER HEAD LAMBS SUFFx: £ 50.00 – Gar­raron & Melfort Farms. TEXx: £70.00 – Du­nans : £ 59.00 – Orm­sary Farm­ers. CROSS £ 53.00 – An Doire Bheag : £ 50.00 – Orm­sary Farm­ers. BF £ 50.00 – Orm­sary Farm­ers : £47.50 – Dun­croisk. EWES TEXx: £ 52.00 – Brack­ley. CHEVx: £44.00 – Lochdochart CROSS £47.50 – Home­field, Colon­say : £46.00 – Glen­shel­lach. BF £45.00 – Gal­lanach Farms : £44.00 – Raera : £40.00 – Dall Farm. CHEVx: £ 56.00 – Gal­lanach Farms GIM­MERS BF £68.00 – Dun­croisk. RAMS TEX £ 300 – Brack­ley Parks : £280 – Bar­guil­lean. LLEYN £160 – Craig Farm. TOP PRICES PER KILO SUFFx: 152p – Saor­phin Farm. TEXx: 173p – Bar­guil­lean : 167p – Orm­sary Farm­ers. CHEVx: 156p – Lochdochart. CROSS 144p – Bren­choille BF 146p – Du­nans : 143p – Orm­sary Farm­ers.

CALE­DO­NIAN MARTS LTD sold 205 head of cat­tle and 253 sheep at its an­nual au­tumn sale on Is­lay on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 21.

A fea­ture of the sale was the con­sign­ment of 102 calves from Ard­talla Es­tates of which they pre­sented a pen of 27 Charo­lais X Heifers sold in one lot which made £ 530, pur­chased by Ken Webb, Chea­dle Farm, Cheshire.

With a great ring­side of new buy­ers to this sale, more cat­tle could have been sold to sell­ers ad­van­tage.

Top price of the day went to M McMil­lan, Bal­liemartin for a pair of Lim x Bul­locks at £ 800 pur­chased by M/s Orr, Wester Wal­ston, Carn­wath.

Heifers were also topped by M McMil­lan for a pen of 10 Lim x pur­chased by J Gil­vear & Sons, Graystale, Stir­ling at £ 680.

Cows sold to a top of £750 for a AAX from E Findlay, Daill pur­chased by J Gil­vear and Sons, Graystale. Lead­ing prices: Bul­locks Char £700 Ard­talla Es­tates Sim £ 600 Ard­talla Es­tates Lim £730 & £710 Bal­liemartin Lim £710 Bal­lulive Lim £660 Auch­na­clach AA £630 & £ 590 Daill AA £ 500 Auch­na­clach Over­all av­er­age for 110 Bul­locks sold £ 624 (-£ 25 on the year) Heifers Char £ 530 Ard­talla Es­tates Sim £460 Ard­talla Es­tates Lim £ 580 Bal­lulive Lim £ 580 Auch­na­clach AA £ 520 Daill Over­all av­er­age or 84 Heifers sold £ 507 (-£ 36 on the year) Cows High­land £430 Ard­talla Es­tates Sim £ 520 Ard­talla Es­tates Shorthorn £400 Ard­talla Es­tates Lim £420 Ard­talla Es­tates Lambs Tex £ 59 Bal­liemartin Cross £ 52 Beach Av­enue Chev £48 Bal­livicar Tex X £45 Persabus Ewes Tex £ 51 Persabus Tex X £47 Bal­liemartin BF £ 33 Persabus

CALE­DO­NIAN MARTS LTD sold 622 suck­led calves, store and OTM Cat­tle on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 25 in Oban.

Bul­lock calves av­er­aged 217ppkg, sell­ing to 319p from Firm of Ar­den­caple & Scam­madale and to £720 twice from the same home.

Heifers av­er­aged 231ppkg, sell­ing to 378ppkg from Clachan Farms, Duachy, Kil­nin­ver and to £960 for the same beast.

In Calf Heifers av­er­aged £ 889, sell­ing to £1850 for a Sim­men­tal from I MacColl, Mid Farm, Isle of Lis­more. Cows with Calves at Foot av­er­aged £703.75, sell­ing to £1400 from Frack­er­saig Farms, Isle of Lis­more.

Bulling Heifers av­er­aged £725.79, sell­ing to £950 from MD & SA Clarke, Wil­liamwood, Locker­bie. Other Lead­ing Prices:Heifer Calves per Head £900 + £ 880 Scam­madale £ 850 Kil­lun­dine £ 840 Car­loo­nan £ 820 Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing £ 800 Saul­more, Scam­madale, Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing and Kil­lun­dine £780 Clachan £750 Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing Heifer Calves ppkg 358p Scam­madale 336p Car­loo­nan 319p Scam­madale 315p Saul­more 313p Wester Coilechat and Scam­madale 310p Scam­madale 309p Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing 308p Clachan 306p Saul­more 304p + 301p Scam­madale 301p Ard­larach (Isle of Lu­ing) 298p Clachan 295p Scam­madale 293p Dru­machar & Scam­madale 292p Saul­more

290p Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing & Saul­more 286p Pen­ny­gown, Isle of Mull 283p Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing 280p Scam­madale, Ard­larach, Isle of Lu­ing and South­lynch Bul­lock Calves per Head £ 670 Iochdar £660 Scam­madale £ 650 16 Vater­say, Isle of Barra £ 620 5 Vater­say, Isle of Barra £ 610 11 Uidh, Isle of Barra, Bal­ly­meanoch, 239 Bruernish, Isle of Barra, and 1 Vater­say, Isle of Barra

£ 600 Glenorchy, 3 Vater­say, Isle of Barra, Aird and Scam­madale Bul­lock Calves ppkg 308p Scam­madale 267p Burn­side 255p Scam­madale 249p Iochdar 243p Stil­laig 236p Scam­madale 232p No 3 Vater­say & Kil­maron­aig 230p Stil­laig In Calf Heifers £1800 Mid Farm, Isle of Lis­more £1700 In­ver­ahyle £1600 Mid Farm, Isle of Lis­more £1550 Stroneskar and Mid Farm, Isle of Lis­more

£1500 Pen­ny­gown, Isle of Mull & In­ver­ahyle

£1450 Ar­dri­ona & Mid Farm (Isle of Lis­more) £1400 Aardri­ona £1350 Stroneskar £1300 In­ver­ahyle & Stroneskar £1200 Stroneskar & Ach­nacree­bay Bulling Heifers £920 Wil­liamwood £900 Dru­machar £ 880 Wil­liamwood (twice) £ 850 Auch­nacraig, Isle of Mull)

UNITED AUC­TIONS held its an­nual late au­tumn sale of all classes cat­tle at Tiree Auc­tion Mart on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 29. Some 554 head of cat­tle were sold.

Bul­locks sold to av­er­age £ 680.90 per head or 218.58 pence per kilo. Heifers sold to av­er­age £ 589 per head or 203.87 pence per kilo. (Last year’s av­er­ages – Bul­locks £ 688.35 or 213.38 per kilo and Heifers £ 619.34 or 207.72 Per kilo). Bul­locks sold to a top of £1130 per head for Li­mousin Crosses from White­house (D Hayes) and to 286 pence per kilo, also for Li­mousin Crosses from 10 Bale­vullin & Ruaig. Heifers from Heylipol Farm sold to £1110 whilst Man­nal led the kilo prices in this sec­tion at 334 pence. In the breed­ing sec­tion, Bulling Heifers from Dru­ma­glea sold to £1,300 for Salers.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES TOP PRICES PER HEAD BUL­LOCKS AAx: £960 – White­house (D Hayes) : £920(3) – Main­road : £820(2) – Mid­dle­ton Farm. BRBx: £820 – Mid­dle­ton Farm. CHARx: £850 – Salum : £840 – Gara­phail. HERx: £890(2) – Mid­dle­ton Farm. LIMx: £1130 – White­house (D Hayes) : £1030 – White­house : £1020 – 6 Bar­rapol : £1000 – 9 Bar­rapol & Salum : £990 – White­house(D Hayes) : £980(2) – Salum : £960 & £950 – 9 Bar­rapol : £910 – Dru­ma­glea : £890(2) – 9 Bar­rapol : £870(4) – Dru­ma­saidh : £850 – 5 Bar­rapol & 9 Bar­rapol(2). SALx: £1120 – 6 Cross­apol : £1050 – Dru­ma­glea : £1030 – White­house(D Hayes) : £1000 – Ardeas : £900 – 3A Cao­lis : £870(2) – Dru­ma­glea : £860 – Ardeas : £850(3) – Mid­dle­ton Farm. SHx: £980 – Mid­dle­ton Farm. SIMx: £980 – Sandaig : £840 – Loch­phuil.

HEIFERS BSHx: £ 830 & £ 800 – Croish. BRBx: £710 – Ruaig. CHARx: £ 840 – Heylipol Farm : £ 830 & £790 – Salum. LIMx: £1110 – Heylipol Farm : £1060 – Man­nal : £1050 – Lochside : £980 – Sandaig : £920 – Salum : £ 870 & £ 850 – Dru­ma­glea. SALx: £ 810(3) – Mid­dle­ton Farm : £ 810(2) – Ardeas : £780 – Mid­dle­ton Farm. SHx: £ 810 – Mid­dle­ton Farm. SIMx: £ 860 – Loch­phuil : £ 850 – Sandaig.

TOP PRICES PER KILO BUL­LOCKS AAx: 236p(2) – White­house : 228p(3) – Hill­crest. BRBx: 286p & 242p(3) – Ruaig. CHARx: 251p – Gara­phail : 250p(3) – Salum : 246p, 242p & 239p(2) – Gara­phail. HERx: 200p – Mid­dle­ton Farm. LIMx: 286p – 10 Bale­vullin : 281p – 6 Bar­rapol : 281p(2) – Vaul : 278p – 1 Kilken­neth : 276p(5) – Hill­crest : 262p – 8 Bale­vullin : 258p(4) – Park­house : 256p(4) – Gara­phail : 255p(2) – 2 Heylipol : 253p – 1 Kilken­neth : 252p – 6 Bar­rapol : 250p – Park­house : 250p(2) – 6 Bar­rapol : 245p(2) – Vaul : 243p(4) – Hill­crest : 243p(3) – Man­nal : 242p – 10 Bale­vullin(3), Croft­house & Man­nal(2) : 241p(2) – 6 Bar­rapol : 240p – Man­nal. SALx: 261p(3) – Dru­ma­glea : 254p(2) & 251p(3) – 6 Cross­apol. SIMx: 273p – Loch­phuil : 260p(2) – Ruaig : 256p & 242p – Loch­phuil.

Pic­tured are 27 Charo­lais X Heifers sold at Ard­talla Es­tates and bought by Ken Webb of Chea­dle Farm, Cheshire, at £530.

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