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The Oban Times - - FARMING -

Dal­mally – United Auc­tions sold 561 cat­tle of all classes at their show sale held 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 av­er­age £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, Keith, judged the var­i­ous classes and his awards were as fol­lows: Au­tumn-born bul­lock: 1st and 3rd = M/s MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree; 2nd = M/s MacVicar, Lephin­chapel. Au­tumn-born heifer: 1st and 2nd = M/s MacVicar; 3rd = Mr A Ritchie, Bar­breck. Spring-born bul­lock: 1st and 2nd = M/s MacVicar; 3rd = M/s Ben­nie, Merkins. Spring Born Heifer: 1st and 2nd = M/s MacVicar. Cham­pion = M/s MacInnes – au­tumn-born bul­lock. Re­serve Cham­pion = M/s MacVicar – spring-born heifer. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices.

Top prices per head. Bul­locks

AAx: £840 – Dal­ran­noch. BSHx: £800(2) – Tireti­gan. BRBx: £1240, £1070 and £1040 – Ruaig, Tiree : £990 – Lephin­chapel : £850 – Ruaig : £850 – Lephin­chapel. CHARx: £1130(3) and £1000 – Moleigh : £980 (2) – Point Farm : £890 – Kil­davaig.

LIMx: £1280 – Moleigh : £1260 – Moleigh (D Mor­ri­son Jnr) : £1240 and £1220 – Moleigh : £1190 – Moleigh (D Mor­ri­son Jnr) : £1170 – Ruaig, Tiree : £1120(2) – Moleigh : £1090 – Merkins : £1050 – 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: £1170, £1060, £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.

£1600 – Dall Farm : £1550(2) – Led­char­rie : £1500 – Bar­guil­lean , Led­char­rie and Dall Farm : £1400 – Dall Farm and Dun­croisk(2) Cows and calves: £880 – Sonachan. Cows RWB: £830 – Kirk­ton : £800 – Sonachan.

Is­lay – United Auc­tions held their an­nual end of sea­son sale of all classes suck­led calves and store cat­tle at Is­lay Auc­tion Mart on Satur­day Novem­ber 24. A cat­a­logued en­try of 384 sold in keep­ing with cur­rent mar­ket trends when the bul­locks sold to av­er­age £670 per head or 220 pence per kilo (- £12 per head or 4 pence per kilo) whilst heifers lev­elled out at £628 per head or 208 pence per kilo (+ £25 per head or – 1 pence per kilo). Bul­locks from Dun­los­sit Es­tate, Los­sit sold to £1180 per head and this sec­tion per kilo was led by Ard­talla Es­tate at 258 pence. Heifers from Octo­fad sold to £980 per head and Dun­los­sit Es­tate, Knock­lear­ach sold their con­sign­ment in this sec­tion to 238 pence. Prin­ci­pal lots and prices.

Top prices per head. Bul­locks

AAx: £960 – Oc­to­more : £930 – Kep­pols.

BRBx: £720 – Bayview. CHARx: £1060(2) and £970(3) – Eskin­ish : £860(5) and £810(3) – Octo­fad.

LIMx: £1180 and £1160 – Dun­los­sit Es­tate (Los­sit) : £1000(3) – Eskin­ish : £970 – Coil­l­abus : £960 – Kilchiaran.

SIMx: £710 – Gle­negedale Lotts. Heifers

AAx: £840(4) – Kep­pols. BRBx: £850 – Bayview. CHARx: £640(6) – Dun­los­sit Es­tate (Knock­lear­ach).

LIMx: £940(4) and £850(8) – Octo­fad : £830 – Kin­tra : £800 – Coil­l­abus.

SIMx: £630 – Gle­negedale Lotts. Top prices per kilo. Bul­locks

AAx: 236p(6) – Rock­side : 234p(4) – Scarrabus : 225p(10) – Kel­say. BRBx: 252p – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach) : 235p Bayview. CHARx: 242p(5), 242p(4), 235p(2) and 234p(4) – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach).

LIMx: 258p – Ard­talla Es­tate : 255p(6) – Kil­bride : 254p(7) and 252p(9) – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach) : 245p – Bayview : 244p – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach) and Kil­bride : 241p – Kil­bride : 240p(2) – Wood­end : 238p(6) – Kil­bride : 238p(4) – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach) : 235p(13) – Kil­bride : 234p – Octo­fad : 231p – Kin­tra : 230p – Ard­talla Es­tate.

Heifers

AAx: 222p(7) – Kel­say. CHARx: 238p(3) and 227p(6) – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach). LIMx: 228p(6) – Kil­bride : 223p – Dun­los­sit (Knock­lear­ach) (12) and Wood­end(4) : 222p(5) – Kil­bride.

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