Tiree cham­pion at Dal­mally show and sale

Argyllshire Advertiser - - FARMING -

United Auc­tions sold 561 cat­tle of all classes at its show and sale at Dal­mally Auc­tion Mart on Satur­day De­cem­ber 1.

Cat­tle sold in keep­ing with cur­rent lev­els and a good show of stock of all ages sold to the usual strong force of buy­ers present. Bul­locks sold to an av­er­age of £646.45 per head or 213 pence per kilo (£37.55 per head or -12 pence per kilo). Heifers lev­elled out at £529.06 or 194 pence per kilo (- £10.18 per head or -5.15 pence per kilo).

Mr Wil­liam Cameron from Keith judged the var­i­ous classes and his awards were as fol­lows: Au­tumn born bul­lock: 1 and 3 Messrs MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree; 2 Messrs MacVicar, Lephin­chapel. Au­tumn born heifer: 1 and 2 Messrs MacVicar; 3 Mr A Ritchie, Bar­breck. Spring born bul­lock: 1 and 2 Messrs MacVicar; 3 Messrs Ben­nie, Merkins. Spring born heifer: 1 and 2 Messrs MacVicar.

Cham­pion, Messrs MacInnes with their au­tumn born bul­lock. Re­serve cham­pion Messrs MacVicar with their spring born heifer. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices Top prices per head Bul­locks: AAx: £840 – Dal­ran­noch. BSHx: £800 (2) – Tireti­gan. BRBx: £1,240, £1,070 and £1,040 – Ruaig, Tiree : £990 – Lephin­chapel : £850 – Ruaig : £850 – Lephin­chapel. CHARx: £1,130 (3) and £1,000 – Moleigh : £980 (2) – Point Farm : £890 – Kil­davaig. LIMx: £1,280 – Moleigh : £1,260 – Moleigh (D Mor­ri­son Jnr) : £1,240 and £1,220 – Moleigh : £1,190 – Moleigh (D Mor­ri­son Jnr) : £1,170 – Ruaig, Tiree : £1,120(2) – Moleigh : £1,090 – Merkins : £1,050 – Moleigh : £990 – Ruaig : £970 – Merkins : £950 – Moleigh : £910 – Merkins : £910(2) – Craig­nafeoch. LUING: £640 (2) – Glen Fruin. SALx: £660 (4) – Ot­ter Es­tate SIMx: £740 – Cairn­baan, Ben­der­loch.

Heifers: AAx: £710 (2) – Point Farm. BSHx: £600 (4) – Ash­grove. BRBx: £1,170, £1,060, £910, £900 and £850 – Lephin­chapel. CHARx: £910 (3) and £850 – Point Farm. LIMx: £940 – Bar­breck Farm, Lochgilp­head : £940 – 16 Carnoch : £830 – Ruaig, Tiree. SHx: £640 (2) – Glenure Es­tate. SIMx: £670 – Duallin. Top prices per kilo Bul­locks: AAx: 213p (6) – Ot­ter Es­tate : 213p – Dal­ran­noch. BSHx: 210p – Stron­ma­gachan. BRBx: 282p and 279p (3) – Lephin­chapel : 258p – Ruaig, Tiree : 255p (3) – Lephin­chapel : 250p and 249p – Ruaig : 244p (3) – Lephin­chapel. CHARx: 257p (10) – Lag­gan Farms : 257p – Point Farm : 257p – Merkins : 245p (9) – Lag­gan Farms : 243p (4) and 240p – Cous­ton Farm : 232p (2) – Point Farm : 226p (4) – Kil­davaig : 225p (3) – Moleigh. LIMx: 263p – Kil­malieu : 257p – 2 Kiel Crofts : 256p – Lephin­chapel : 254p – 2 Kiel Crofts : 246p – Merkins : 246p – Tul­lochcan : 245p – Merkins : 241p – Kil­malieu : 236p – Tul­lochcan : 234p – Ruaig : 233p (2) – Craig­nafeoch : 232p(7) – Stone­field Farms.

SALx: 220p (4) – Ot­ter Es­tate. SIMx: 254p (4) – 2 Kiel Crofts : 234p (3) and 233p (4) – Blarghour Farm : 232p (3) – Duallin.

Heifers: AAx: 199p (2) – Point Farm. BRBx: 321p, 286p, 267p, 253p, 250p and 240p – Lephin­chapel.

CHARx: 239p (9) – Lag­gan Farms : 236p (5) – Kil­davaig.

LIMx: 243p – Ruaig, Tiree : 233p and 231p (2) – 16 Carnoch : 228p (7) – Gar­raron Farm : 227p – Kil­malieu : 227p – Tul­lochcan.

LUING: 239p – Lag­gan Farms. SIMx: 223p – Tigh Na H-Aib­hne : 220p (2) – Blarghour Farm.

Breed­ing cat­tle: In-calf heifers £1,600 – Dall Farm: £1,550 (2) – Led­char­rie: £1,500 – Bar­guil­lean, Led­char­rie and Dall Farm : £1,400 – Dall Farm and Dun­croisk (2) Cows and calves £880 – Sonachan. Cows RWB £830 – Kirk­ton : £800 – Sonachan.

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