Tallant bullocks top Islay kilo stakes

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United Auctions held its second sale of grazing cattle at Islay Auction Mart on Saturday April 14.

A good selection of 571 grazing type cattle sold to a good turnout of mainland buyers. Bullocks sold to average 246.17 pence per kilo or £916.60 per head (+ 4.34 per kilo or £44.07).

Heifers sold to average 235.35 pence per kilo or £790.93 (+ 3.6 per kilo or £13.34 per head). Bullocks from Tallant sold to 297 pence per kilo whilst Island Farm led the prices per head in this section at £1,180.  Heifers sold to 276 pence per kilo, also from Tallant and Coilabus (Carmichael) sold their Heifers to £1,100.

Principal lots and prices

Top prices per head

Bullocks

AAx: £1,110 (5) and £1,090 (5) – Craigens : £1,060 (8) – Ballimartin : £1,040 (5) – Craigens : £1,030(11) – Octomore : £1,000 – Ballimartin (7), Sunderland (2) and Craigens (7) : £990 (5) – Ballimartin : £980 – Craigens (9) and Tallant : £970 (6) – Craigens : £960 (14) – Octomore : £940 (5) – Craigens.

BRBx: £940 (3) – Sunderland.

CHARx: £1,020 (11) – Craigfad : £1,000 – Craigens : £990 (7) and £980 – Tallant : £970 – Craigens.

LIMx: £1,100 – Island Farm : £1,100 – Octomore : £1,070 – Coillabus (A Carmichael) : £1,060 (2) – Corrary : £1,030 – Lossit (5), Octomore and Corrary  : £1,020 and £1,000 (2) – Lossit : £1,000 (4) – Kilchiaran : £990 (2) – Corrary : £980 (8) – Tallant : £980 (9) – Ballimartin : £960 (2) – Octomore : £950 (8) – Ballychatrigan.

SIMx: £1,180 – Island Farm : £990 (4) – Corrary.

Heifers

AAx: £980 (10) – Octomore : £950 (2) and £900 (3) – Craigens : £900 (8) – Octomore.

BRBx: £840 (5) – Sunderland.

CHARx: £1,050 – West End : £910 – Tallant.

LIMx: £1,100 and £960 – Coillabus : £950 (5) – Lossit : £940 (2) and £920 (7) – Kilchiaran : £920 – Ballychattrigan : £920 (6) – Lossit : £900 (2) – Corrary.

SIMx: £800 (2) – Kilchiaran.

Top prices per kilo

Bullocks

AAx: 297p and 263p (2) – Tallant : 252p (6), 249p (5) and 248p (5) – Craigens : 246p (14) – Octomore : 245p (14), 244p (4), 243p (11) and 242p (5) – Craigens : 242p (7) – Ballimartin : 240p (14) – Craigens.

BRBx: 246p (2) and 243p (7) – Sunderland.

CHARx: 297p (8) – Tallant : 279p (2) – Ballinaby : 268p – Tallant : 265p (3) – Ballinaby : 254p (11) – Craigfad : 252p – Craigens : 247p (3) – Craigfad (3) : 245p – Craigens.

LIMx: 297p (12) – Tallant : 274p – Achnaclach : 273p – Duich : 271p (2) – Lossit : 269p (10) and 268p (5) – Kilbride : 267p (2) – Mansefield : 266p – Lossit : 264p (4) – Tallant : 261p (9) – Ballimartin.

LUINGx: 269p (2) – Duich.

SIMx: 251p (4) – Corrary.

Heifers

AAx: 249p (2) – Craigens.

CHARx: 276p (5) and 267p – Mansefield : 265p (6) and 264p (6) – Ballinaby : 260p (3) – Tallant.

LIMx: 276p (3) – Tallant : 267p (7) – Mansefield : 261p (6) – Tallant : 259p (3) – Kilbride : 258p (6) – Lossit.

LUINGx: 254p (4) – Duich.

SIMx: 240p (2) – Kilchiaran Farm.