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The Oban Times - - FARMING -

Oban – On Tues­day Oc­to­ber 30, United Auc­tions held their an­nual breed­ing cat­tle sale at Oban Live­stock Cen­tre when 338 head were sold. Quality and well-bred sorts were keenly bid for whilst plainer sorts proved harder to cash. A large fol­low­ing of buy­ing clien­tele was in at­ten­dance from through­out the coun­try. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices. Top prices per head. Bul­locks

BSHx: £820 – Fiart. HIGH: £420(2) – Ach­in­rier. LIMx: £570 – Lochuisge : £570 – Fiart.

SHx: £770 – Fiart. WBSHx: £440 – Kil­lun­dine Es­tate.

Heifers.

AA: £950(2) - Steall BSHx: £650(2) – Cas­tles Es­tate : £620 – Ach­na­cloich : £600(2) and £580(2) – Cas­tles Es­tate. LIMx: £700, £620, £580 and £560 – Lochuisge. LUING: £660(2) – Clachan : £640 – Drimnin Es­tate : £620(2) and £600(2) – Clachan : £560(4) and £550(2) – Ard­larach.

SHx: £860(3), £850(3) and £750(3) – In­gle­ston Farm : £630(2) and £530 – Fiart. SIMx: £780(3), £760, £740(4) – Scam­madale : £720(2) – Cliad : £720(4) – Ar­den­caple Farm : £700 – Scam­madale : £700(2) – Saul­more : £680(7) – Scam­madale : £670 – Saul­more : £660(6) and £650(3) – Cliad : £600 – Ar­den­caple : £600 – Cliad : £600 and £580(2) – Saul­more : £580 – Scam­madale : £560(2) – Saul­more. WBSHx: £900 – Ar­dura Es­tate : £680(2) – Tyree : £620(2) – Re­sipole : £580 – Ard­sheal Farm : £520(5) – Ach­na­cloich. In-calf heifers.

SIMx: £1800(2) – Led­char­rie : £1800 – Mid Farm : £1750 – Stroneskar : £1700 – Led­char­rie : £1700, £1650, £1600, £1550(2) – Mid Farm : £1500(2) and £1450 – Stroneskar : £1450 – Ard­tur : £1450 – Led­char­rie : £1400(2) – Mid Farm : £1400 – Up­per Largie.

SALx: £1650 – Up­per Largie. LIMx: £1300 – Up­per Largie : £1250 – Ar­dionra. WBSHx: £1150(2) – Stroneskar. Cows with calves at foot. £1800 – Achad­hbeag : £1200 – Ard­tur : £1050 and £1000(2) – Lag­gan Farms.

In-calf cows: £780 – 1 Cleat Barra : £750 – Ard­tur : £600(2) – Ard­nacross : £600 – 1 Cleat. Top prices per kilo. Bul­locks.

LIMx: 212p(3), 209p and 207p(2) – Lag­gan­ulva. BSHx: 184p – Fiart.

SHx: 196p – Fiart. WBSHx: 203p – Kil­lun­dine Es­tate.

Heifers.

BSHx: 289p(3), 265p and 245p(2) – Ach­na­cloich. LIMx: 222p(3) – Lag­gan­ulva. LUING: 294p(2) and 287p(2) – Clachan : 267p and 250p(2) – Ard­larach.

SHx: 219p(2) – Kirk­ton Farm. SIMx: 297p(2) – Saul­more : 294p(2) – Cliad : 294p(4) – Ar­den­caple : 282p(7) – Scam­madale : 275p(2) – Saul­more : 272p(3) and 268p(3) – Cliad : 261p, 260p(3), 259p and 250p – Scam­madale. WBSHx: 321p(2) – Re­sipole : 289p(2) – Ach­na­cloich : 274p – Ard­sheal Farm : 251p(3) – Ach­na­cloich.

Stir­ling – On Oc­to­ber 27, the Luing Cat­tle So­ci­ety held their 45th au­tumn sale at United Auc­tions, Stir­ling. Shona and Kenny Mar­shall, Con­craig, Aberdeen were the judges. The results were as fol­lows. Sim-Luing in-calf heifers: 1st Colin Lit­tle, East Brack­linn 2nd Robert McNee Ltd, Ben­har.

Luing bulling heifers: 1st Robert McNee Ltd, Ben­har 2nd Tor­woodlee and Buck­holm Es­tate, Buck­holm. Sim-Luing bulling heifers: 1st John Lawrie (Til­lyrie) Ltd, Til­lyrie 2nd Messrs Fin­lay McGowan, Dir­nanean. Golden Ju­bilee Cup for best over­all pair of heifers: Robert McNee Ltd, Ben­har. Luing bulling heifers av­er­aged £1,496 for 113 for­ward, with a top of 2,200gns for a pen of 4 heifers from C. C MacArthur and Co, Nun­nerie sold to Pat Wil­son Farms, Loan­leven. This gave Nun­nerie herd an aver­age of £1,827 for 29 sold, W Gra­ham and Son, Craig­dar­roch sold 14 to aver­age £1,905, Robert McNee Ltd, Ben­har sold 8 to aver­age £1,811, B Ren­wick, Black­house sold 18 to aver­age £1,727, Mr JS Wother­spoon, (per A Slater) Glen­lyon sold 5 to aver­age £1,428 and J, J and R Cameron, Monzie sold 8 to aver­age £1,208.

Luing calves aver­age £642 for 9 with a top of 680gns for a pair from N Hors­fall, Ran­noch sold to P Simp­son, Trout­beck, Win­der­mere.

25 Sim-Luing in calf heifers fol­lowed av­er­ag­ing £2,058 top­ping at 2,400gns for a pair from Robert McNee Ltd, Ben­har go­ing to M Lin­kleter, West Farm, Kirkheaton.This gave Ben­har herd an aver­age of £2,148 for 13 sold and C Lit­tle, East Brack­linn and aver­age of £1,960 for 12 sold. Sim-Luing bulling heifers av­er­aged £1,229 for 57. Top price of 1,500gns came from Mrs C M Reid, (per S Lit­tle) Port­more who sold 9 to aver­age £1,458, John Lawrie (Til­lyrie) Ltd sold 7 heifers av­er­ag­ing £1,320, D and A Barr, Milkieston sold 8 to aver­age £1,319, Messrs F McGowan, Dir­nanean sold 13 to aver­age £1,195 and W Gir­van, Ber­ryfell sold 15 to aver­age £1,134.

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