Sellers satisfied at Islay auction mart
United Auctions had 1,888 lambs and sheep catalogued at its second sale of all classes at Islay Auction Mart last Friday.
Despite lambs being 1.8 kgs lighter, they averaged £55.80.
Most sellers returned home satisfied having received around £5 per head more on the year.
A good ringside of buyers was evident at the sale and more could have been sold to sellers’ advantage.
Principal lots and prices: Top prices per head: Lambs: SUFFx: £75.00 and £74.50 Lossit; £69.00 Craigfad; £67.00 Islay Estates; £66.50 and £65.00 Lossit; £65.00 Craigfad and Duich. TEXx: £65.50 Dunlossit Lossit; £65.00 Islay Estates; £64.50 Gartness. BELTx: £62.50 1 Claddach. CHEV: £56.50 Kilbride; £53.50 Duich. CROSS: £65.50 and £61.50 Coille. MULE: £62.50 Island; £57.00 Islay Estates; £56.00 Corrary, Upper Craggabus Croft and Smaladh. BF: £45.00 Dunlossit Ceannacroic; £41.50 Cnoc Na Faire. Ewes: TEXx: £75.50 Islay Estates; £71.00 Carrabus. MULE: £47.50 Ardbeg. BF: £23.50 Ardbeg; £22.50 Corrary.
Top prices per kilo: Lambs: SUFFx: 184p Ardnave; 178p Smaladh and Kilbride; 176p Islay Estate; 175p Carrabus; 172p Conisby; 171p Ardnave; 170p Coille and Craigfad. TEXx: 173p and 172p Carrabus. CHEV: 168p Kilbride. CROSS: 158p Coille; 156p Lossit; 156p Coille. MULE: 165p Smaladh and Upper Craggabus Croft. BF: 132p Dunlossit Ceannacroic; 129p Cnoc Na Faire.