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DAL­MALLY – United Auc­tions on Satur­day May 6 held its an­nual May sale at Dal­mally Auc­tion Mart. A cat­a­logued en­try of 447 cat­tle and 238 sheep sold to a packed ring­side of buy­ers from through­out the coun­try. Bul­locks sold to av­er­age £ 825.10 per head or 271.62 pence per kilo against £ 802.77 or 250.93 pence per kilo at the cor­re­spond­ing sale last year. Heifers sold to av­er­age £757.16 per head or 252.02 pence per kilo against £ 689.08 per head or 229.31 pence per kilo last year. Bul­locks sold £1,070 per head from Ach­nacree­beag and 329.3 per kilo from Knock­derry. Heifers sold to £990 from Craig Farm while Kil­va­ree led the kilo prices in this sec­tion at 342.9 pence. Breed­ing cat­tle from Balan­tyre sold to £1070. Black­face hoggets from Wood­side Croft, Mull sold to £70. Ewes with lamb at foot sold to £74 from Alavahl. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices. Top prices per head. Bul­locks: AAx: £930 (4) and £ 810 (2) – Ard­nacross, Mull: £ 890 (2) and £ 850 – Ar­dachy: £ 850 (2) and £ 800 (2) – Bar­nakill. Blon­dex: £910 – Ard­maleish. Charx: £1,040 and £900 (3) – Bar­nakill: £940 (8) – Auch­lyne: £910 (5) and £ 890 (7) – Ard­maleish: £ 860 (3) – Tom A Bhio­ran. Limx: £1070 (2) – Ach­nacree­beag: £1,050 (3) – Croft­in­ty­gan: £1050,£900 and £ 880 (2) – Ar­dachy: £1,010 (6), £1,000 (6) and £930 (8) – Ti­raghoil: £1,000 – Duallin: £950 – Auch­goyle: £910 – Craig­nafeoch: £ 880 (2) – Bar­breck: £ 870 (2) – Ar­den­traive. Shx: £ 860 and £ 800 (4) – Bar­nakill: £ 800 – Cru­achan. Simx: £1,000, £920 – Ti­raghoil: £930 (3), £ 880 (6) – Keila­tor: £ 880 – Ard­nacross: £ 880 (3) – Craig Farm: £ 860 – Ard­maleish: £ 860 (5) – El­lary: £ 860 – Tom A Bhio­ran. Heifers: AAx: £720 (2) – Ard­nacross. Charx: £910 (9) – Auch­lyne: £ 890 and £ 820 – Ti­raghoil: £ 840 (2) – Bar­nakill. Limx: £990 and £ 850 – Craig Farm: £920 – 14 West Gerin­ish, Uist: £920, £ 880 (10) and £ 860 (4) – Ti­raghoil: £920 (5) and £ 890 (3) – Croft­in­ty­gan: £ 880 (2) – Ard­maleish: £ 850 – Craig­nafeoch. Lincx: £900 (2) – Sithean, Mull: Simx: £930 and £ 840 – Keila­tor: £ 800 (2) – Du­nans: £790 (2) – Ti­raghoil: £790 – Duallin. Top prices per kilo. Bul­locks: AAx: 298.4 and 262.3 – Bar­nakill: 285.2 and 260.5 – Ard­nacross: 260.7 – Ar­dachy. Shx: 329.3, 319.2 – Knock­derry. Blon­dex: 285.3 – Ard­maleish: Charx: 307.7, 287.5, 274.7 and 262.3 – Bar­nakill: 300.4 and 261.1 – Tul­lochmhor: 285.3, 282.5 – Ard­maleish: Limx: 326,324.7,295 and 282 – Bar­breck: 311.4 – No10 Eoli­garry, Barra: 309.2 and 308.5 – No2 Kiel Crofts: 307.3 and 285.7 – Kil­va­ree: 307.1,293.6 and 281.3 – Aird Farm: 304.5,303.5 and 296.1 – Ar­dachy: 294.1 – In­ni­saig: 293.1 – El­lary. Lu­ingx: 329.3 – Knock­derry: Shx: 313.4, 298.4, and 274.7 – Bar­nakill: 280.2 – Ard­nacross: 274.1 – El­lary. Simx: 324.1 and 299.1 – Aird: 319.2 – Knock­derry: 309.5, 297.3 and 284 – Ard­nacross: 309.2 and 282.2 – Ti­raghoil: 288.1 – In­ver­folla: 286.2 – Keila­tor: 280.3 – El­lary. Heifers: AAx: 252.6 – Ard­nacross: Charx: 278, 277.2 and 259, – Ard­maleish: 270.5 and 261.7 – Bar­nakill: 253.6 – Tul­lochmhor. Limx: 304.2, 289.8 and 271.1 – Bar­breck: 302.3 and 278.9 – Aird: 290 and 282.8 – No10 Eoli­garry: 279.2 In­ni­saig: 274.8 – Ach­nacree­beag: 273 – Auch­goyle: Lincx: 262.4 – Sithean. Simx: 342.9 and 313.3 – Kil­va­ree: 331.3 and 303.9 – Knock­derry: 289 – Blarghour: 289 and 287.1 – Ard­nacross: 286 and 275.4 – Keila­tor: 278.9 – Aird Farm: 268.3 – Blair­more. TIREE – United Auc­tions on Wed­nes­day May 3 held its sec­ond spring sale of all classes’ cat­tle and sheep at Tiree Auc­tion Mart. A sound trade pre­vailed through­out in all sec­tions. Bul­locks sold to av­er­age 236 pence per kilo and to 296 pence per kilo for Sim­men­tal crosses from 2 Heylipol while heifers sold to av­er­age 239 pence per kilo sell­ing to a top 284 pence per kilo for Shorthorn Cross from Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Hoggs from Heylipol Farm sold to £90 and the same home led the Cast Ewe and Ram prices at £93 and £100 re­spec­tively. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices. Top prices per head. Bul­locks: Charx: £900 – Sandaig : £ 880 – 8 Cor­naig­beg.

Limx: £700 – 8 Cor­naig­beg. Salx: £760(2) – 3a Cao­lis. Lu­ingx: £ 630 – Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Simx: £ 810, £790(2) and £740(4) – Sandaig. Bsx: £740 – Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Heifers: Charx: £ 850 and £750 – Sandaig. Limx: £720 – Ruaig. Salx: £ 850, £740 and £730 – 3a Cao­lis. Simx: £760(2) – Sandaig : £760 – 2 Heylipol : £730(4), £720 and £700(6) – Sandaig. Bsx: £700(2) – Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Top prices per kilo. Bul­locks: Bsx: 282p(2), 278p – Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Charx: 239p – Sandaig : 235p – 8 Cor­naig­beg. Lu­ingx: 278p – Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Salx: 232p and 225p – 3a Cao­lis. Simx: 296p – 2 Heylipol : 243p(3), 236p, 233p – Sandaig. Heifers: Bsx: 284p(2), 276p(2) and 272p(2) – Gr­i­shipol, Coll. Charx: 236p – Sandaig. Limx: 271p – Ruaig. Salx: 236p and 232p – 3a Cao­lis. Simx: 271p – Ruaig : 257p(2), 247p(2), 242p, 237p(4), 235p(2) – Sandaig. Cast cows: £960 – Green­hill. Sheep Hoggs: Suffx: £ 83 – Brae­side : £74 – 4 Kilken­neth : £70 and £ 68 – Druimfhraoich. Texx: £90, £78 and £76 – Heylipol Farm. Chev: £ 68 – 8 Kilken­neth. Mule: £ 67 – Druimfhraoich : £75 – Heylipol Farm. Wed­ders: Texx: £73 – Heylipol Farm. Suffx: £ 69 – 3 Bale­vullin. Ewes: Suffx: £ 86 and £75 – Heylipol Farm. Beltx: £93, £ 89 and £77 – Heylipol Farm. Texx: £ 87,£ 85 and £ 80 – Heylipol Farm : £ 80 – 4 Kilken­neth : £79 – Ruaig : £79 – Croish : £78 – Ard­may : £77 and £76 – 4 Kilken­neth : £75 – Ruaig : £73 – Heylipol Farm. Cross: £71 – 1 Kilken­neth. Mule: £ 83 and £79 – Heylipol Farm : £ 63 – Ruaig. Cast rams: £100 – Heylipol Farm.

LOCHBOISDALE – United Auc­tions on Fri­day April 21 held their an­nual spring sale of all classes’ cat­tle. A good show of qual­ity bred graz­ing cat­tle was pre­sented to a good fol­low­ing of main­land buy­ers. Bul­locks sold to av­er­age 231.4 pence per kilo and to a top price of 281 pence per kilo for Limousin crosses from 261 Dal­iburgh. Heifers sold to av­er­age 226.5p per kilo and to 276 pence per kilo for Limousin crosses from No20 West Gerin­ish. Cast cows sold to £1080 from Cnoc-An- Torr, North Bois­dale, and av­er­aged 123.52p per kilo sell­ing to 146.8 pence from 136 Stili­garry. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices. Top prices per head. Bul­locks: Limx: £940 – 44 Linique : £900 – 9 Mil­ton : £900 – 20 West Gerin­ish : £ 870 – 44 Linique : £ 860(2) – 261 Dal­iburgh : £ 860 & £ 850 – 20 West Gerin­ish. Shx: £ 520 – 20 Bali­vanich. Simx: £770(2) – 1 Drim­is­dale. Heifers: Limx: £ 820 – 76 Ard­na­monie : £ 810 – 9 Mil­ton : £760 – 20 West Gerin­ish : £740 – 76 Ard­na­monie. Shx: £700 – 20 Bali­vanich. Far­row cows: AAx: £950 – 11 Eoli­garry BRBx: £ 880 – 136 Stil­li­garry. Limx: £1080 – 348 North Bois­dale : £950 – 1 Or­mi­clate : £900 and £ 870 – 261 Dal­iburgh : £ 830 and £ 810 – 7 Eoli­garry. Simx: £1010 and £980 – 3 Mil­ton : £980 – 261 Dal­iburgh : £910 – 136 Stil­li­garry. Shx: £950 – Mill Croft, Min­garry. Top prices per kilo. Bul­locks: Limx: 281p and 265p(2) – 261 Dal­iburgh : 254p – 20 West Gerin­ish : 250p – 9 Mil­ton : 249p – 44 Linique : 248p and 247p – 261 Dal­iburgh : 246p – 20 West Gerin­ish : 244p – 44 Linique : 243p – 20 West Gerin­ish. Simx: 272p(2) – 1 Drim­is­dale. Heifers: Limx: 276p – 20 West Gerin­ish : 255p – 76 Ard­na­monie : 245p – 20 West Gerin­ish : 245p – 9 Mil­ton : 241p – 76 Ard­na­monie. Far­row cows: Limx: 137p – 7 Eoli­garry : 136p – 261 Dal­iburgh : 134p – 7 Eoli­garry : 133p – 348 North Bois­dale : 128p – 1 Or­mi­clate : 124p – 261 Dal­iburgh. Brbx: 135p – 136 Stil­li­garry. Simx: 146p – 136 Stil­li­garry : 134p – 3 Mil­ton : 125p – 261 Dal­iburgh : 122p – 3 Mil­ton.

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