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OBAN – United Auc­tions had a cat­a­logued en­try of 115 store cat­tle, 20 cows and calves, 10 cast cows, 112 ewes and lambs and 452 graz­ing hoggs and ewes at their open­ing sale at Oban Live­stock Cen­tre on Tues­day June 1. A large turnout of buy­ers re­sulted in a buoy­ant trade through­out and sell­ers re­turned home sat­is­fied with their day’s trad­ing. Bul­locks sold to a top of £1,080 for Li­mousin crosses from Achn­aba and to 326 pence per kilo, also for Li­mousin crosses from Glen­cr­eran Es­tate. Heifers sold to £1180 for Sim­men­tal crosses from Ar­den­caple and to 347 pence per kilo for Bri­tish Blue cross from Tiree. Breed­ing cat­tle sold to £1220 for cows with heifer calf from Ard­may, Tiree. Hoggs from Bar­guil­lean sold to £101. Gim­mers with lamb at foot from Tiree sold to £180, whilst the same home sold ewes with lambs at £162. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices. Top prices per head Bul­locks AAx: £890(3) – Poll­tal­loch. LIMx: £1080(2), £1020 and £960 – Achn­aba : £830 – Ard­chat­ten HF. LU­ING: £970(2) – Sla­terich. SIMx: £870(2) - Scam­madale : £860 – Ar­den­caple : £820 – Muck­airn : £810(5) – Ar­den­caple : £800 – Ach­nacreemore. Heifers BRBx: £750 – Tiree. CHARx: £970 & £960 - Crea­gan, Ben­der­loch. LIMx: £770 – Ard­chat­ten HF : £740 – Led­char­rie : £700(3) – Poltal­loch. LU­ING: £690 – Ard­chat­ten HF. SHx: £690 – Lochnell HF SIMx: £840 – Ar­den­cap­ple : £760(5) & £720 – Scam­madale. Bulling heifers SIMx: £1180(2) – Ar­den­cap­ple : £1140(2) – Scam­madale : £920(2) – Ar­den­cap­ple. Cows with heifer calves £1220 and £1000 – Ard­may, Tiree : £920 – Sla­terich : £900 – Lochnell HF & Ard­may. Cows with bull calves £1180 – Lochnell Hf : £1180 & £1120 – Tiree : £1000, £950 & £920(2) – Lochnell HF. Prices per kilo Bul­locks AAx: 267p and 235p – Poltal­loch. LIMx: 327p – Glen­cr­eran Es­tate : 323p – Aird Farm : 305p – Glen­cr­eran Es­tate : 296p – An­tuim : £290p(2) – Achn­aba : 287p – Stron­gorm : 285p & 282p – Achn­aba : 267p – Poltal­loch : 261p – Ard­chat­ten HF. LU­ING: 271p(2) – Sla­terich. SHx: 297p – Glen­cr­eran Es­tate. SIMx: 284p & 274p – Scam­madale : 272p – Muck­airn : 253p, 252p(5) & 248p - Ar­den­caple : 244p(2) & 243p(2) – Scam­madale : 237p – Ach­nacreemore. Heifers BRBx: 347p – Tiree. CHARx: 225p – Crea­gan, Ben­der­loch. LIMx: 316p – Aird Farm : 301p(2) – Glen­cr­eran Es­tate : 284p(3) – Led­char­rie : 265p – An­tuim : 263p – 1 Knock­volo­gan : 261p & 260p – Aird Farm : 254p(3) – Poltal­loch : 253p & 250p – Ard­chat­ten HF : 250p – An­tuim. SHx: 238p – Lochnell HF. SIMx: 323p(2) – Ar­den­cap­ple : 295p(3) & 284p – Scam­madale : 262p – Tiree : 257p(2) – Scam­madale. Sheep Gim­mers with lambs at foot £180 & £140 – Tiree Ewes with lambs at foot SUFFx: £162 & £125 – Tiree TEXx: £152 & £128 - Tiree : £115 – Bal­liemore : £108 – Birch­field. BF £90 – Bal­liemore. CROSS: £135 – 56 Tan­gas­dale, Barra : £111 – Brae Rd, Ar­dr­ishaig : £98 – 56 Tan­gas­dale, Barra. Hoggs SUFFx: £80 – Home­stead : £77 – Stron­gorm : £74 – Up­per Largie : £73 – Glen­shel­lach. BFLx: £70 – Home­stead. BELx: £70 & £68 – Cri­nan. TEXx: £85 – Ar­dachy : £69 – Stron­gorm. CHEVx: £71 – Stron­gorm. CROSS: £86 – Stron­gorm : £82 – Port­cas­tle. MULE: £101 – Bar­guil­lean : £76 – Bal­li­garve. BF: £74 – Gorte­ne­orn : £64 – Turn­nault : £63 – Up­per Largie. Cast ewes. SUFFx: £88 – Tiree : £74 – 56 Tan­gas­dale, Barra : £69 – Bal­li­mackil­lichan. BFLx: £78 – Bar­guil­lean. TEXx: £93 – Tiree : £80 – Bal­liemore : £74 – Stron­gorm. CHEVx: £73 – Croic Ur : £63 – Bar­guil­lean. CROSS: £93 – 56 Tan­gas­dale, Barra : £87 – Port­cas­tle : £85 – Glen­shel­lach. MULE: £75 – Bal­nagown : £72 – Tiree. BF: £72 – Bal­liemore : £70 – Lochnell HF : £70 – Birch­field. Cast rams SUFF: £80 – Tiree BFL: £72 – Achalic TEX: £96 – Achnabreac Croft : £96 – El­lary Farms : £86 – Tiree. BF: £82 – Achalic. SWAL: £62 – Achalic. Wed­ders: CHEVx: £61 – El­lary Farms. CROSS: £88 – 56 Tan­gas­dale, Barra. BF: £89 – Achalic.

IS­LAY – United Auc­tions sold 289 graz­ing cat­tle at their sale held at Is­lay Auc­tion Mart on Fri­day June 9. A su­perb en­try of qual­ity stock sold to a strong force of main­land buy­ers. Bul­locks sold to av­er­age 249.15 pence per kilo or £918.74 per head against 230.9 pence or £836.90 at the cor­re­spond­ing sale last year whilst heifers av­er­aged 243.58 pence per kilo or £820.69 against 222.9 pence per kilo or £761.25 per head last year. Bul­locks from M/s Epps, Ard­nave sold to £1,120 and heifers from the same home sold to £1,030. Ard­nave again led the prices per kilo for bul­locks at 331 pence as well as M/s Wood, Octo­fad and heifers from Ard­nave sold to 284 pence per kilo. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices. Top prices per head Bul­locks AAx: £880(2) and £860(3) – Kep­pols. BRBx: £800(3) – Octo­fad. BAx: £1120, £1090(2), £1060 and £1050 – Ard­nave. CHARx: £1090(5), £1060, £1030 – Ard­nave : £1010(3) – Tal­lant : £1000 – Ard­nave and Tal­lant : £990(3) – Octo­fad : £960 – Ard­nave(2), Tal­lant(3) & Octo­fad : £940(2) – Tal­lant : £930(3) – Ard­nave : £920 – Black­rock. LIMx: £1060 & £1050(2) – Ard­nave : £1050(8) – Bala­clava : £1040(2) – Ard­nave : £1020(6) –Bala­clava : £1000 – Tal­lant and Ard­nave(6) : £990 & £950(2) – Octo­fad : £950 – Gart­main(5) & Bala­clava(3) : £940(7) – Octo­fad. SIMx: £960 and £920(2) – Gart­main. Heifers AAx: £960 – Gart­main. BAx: £930 and 810(3) – Ard­nave. CHARx: £1030(5) & £1000 – Ard­nave : £950(2) – Tal­lant : £940(4) – Octo­fad : £910 – Black­rock : £900(2) – Ard­nave. LIMx: £1020 – Ard­nave : £1000 – Starch­mill : £970(3) – Ard­nave : £960(7) – Gart­main : £940 Ard­nave : £920 – Gart­main : £910 – Bala­clava(2) & Carrabus. Top prices per kilo Bul­locks AAx: 251p(3) – Kep­pols : 245p(2) – Tal­lant : 242p(2) – Kep­pols. BAx: 256p, 253p, 245p & 235p – Ard­nave. CHARx: 302p – Carrabus : 290p(3) – Tal­lant : 280p – Ard­nave : 272p(3), 268p(2) & 263p(2) – Tal­lant : 262p(3) – Ard­nave : 258p – Octo­fad : 245p(5) – Ard­nave : 242p(3) – Octo­fad. LIMx: 331p – Ard­nave(3) & Octo­fad : 330p – Carrabus : 310p – Ard­nave : 306p(2) and 302p – Carrabus : 299p(2) – Ard­nave : 293p(2) – Carrabus : 292p(2) & 278p(2) – Tal­lant : 272p(5) – Octo­fad : 269p – Ard­nave : 269p and 268p(4) – Bala­clava : 267p(2) and 266p – Octo­fad : 266p(2) – Ard­nave : 263p(3) – Bala­clava : 254p – Octo­fad. Heifers AAx: 245p(4) – Kep­pols. BAx: 284p – Ard­nave. CHARx: 280p(2) and 261p – Carrabus : 259p(4) – Tal­lant : 257p(2) – Carrabus : 253p – Ard­nave : 251p(2) – Tal­lant : 248p – Ard­nave(2) & Octo­fad(2) : 240p(4) – Octo­fad : 238p(5) – Ard­nave: 234p – Gart­main. LIMx: 280p(2), 273p(4), 268p(4) and 261p – Carrabus : 257p – Tal­lant(2) and Carrabus : 255p(4) – Kep­pols : 254p(2) & 253p(2) – Ard­nave : 252p(3) & 249p(3) – Octo­fad : 249p – Bala­clava(9) & Los­sit : 248p(2) – Bal­ly­chat­tri­gan : 247p – Carrabus : 246p and 245p(3) – Ard­nave : 244p – Gart­main. BG 276p and 257p – Carrabus.

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