May sale of cattle and sheep at Dalmally

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The annual May sale of all classes of cattle and sheep was held by United Auctions at Dalmally Auction Mart.

A total of 362 cattle and 209 head of all classes of sheep were sold at the auction on Saturday May 5. Bullocks sold to average 249.19 pence per kilo or £790 per head while heifers levelled out at 235.5 pence per kilo or £734 per head.

Auchlyne’s consignment of Charolais bullocks sold to a top of £1,040 while the top price per kilo in this section came from Brough with Simmental crosses which sold to 318p per kilo. Heifers from Clachan, Tiree sold to £1,100 per head whilst Keilator’s Simmental heifers led this section per kilo at 294 pence.

Sheep sold at values comparing favourably to current market levels.

Principal lots and prices

Top prices per head

Bullocks

AAx: £650 – Barnakill.

BSx: £730 – Ardnacross.

CHARx: £1,040 (5) – Auchlyne : £1010 (3) – Tiraghoil : £1,000 (4) – Ardmaleish : £990 (2) – Tiraghoil : £980 (6) – Ardmaleish : £970 – Tiraghoil (2) and Auchlyne (6) : £960 – Tiraghoil (3) and Ardmaleish : £940 – Fearnoch : £910 – Tiraghoil (2) and Ardmaleish (6) : £900 – Tiraghoil.

LIMx: £960 – Craignafeoch, Tiraghoil and Ardmaleish (2) : £950 – Tiraghoil : £900 – Craig.

LRx: £650 (3) – Antuim.

SALx: £910 – Craignafeoch.

SHx: £800 – Barnakill.

SIMx: £980 – Tiraghoil : £950 – Duallin : £900 – Tiraghoil.

Heifers

BSx: £600 – Ardnacross.

CHARx: £940 (3) – Ardmaleish : £920 (2) – Auchlyne : £900 (3) – Ardmaleish : £890 (5) – Auchlyne : £850 – Ardmaleish (8), Fearnoch and Tiraghoil (6).

HERx: £1,100, £1,070 and £990 – Clachan Tiree.

LIMx: £940 – Craignafeoch : £910 – Fearnoch : £890 – Croftintygan (2) and Dall (2) : £870 – Crotintygan and Fearnoch : £850 (6) – Craignafeoch.

LRx:

£770 (7) – Sithean, Tobermory.

SIMx: £890 – Dunans : £880 – Dunach Estate : £840 – Keilator.

Top prices per kilo

Bullocks

AAx: 238p – Ardentraive.

BSx: 254p – Ardnacross : 243p – Castles Estate.

CHARx: 302p – Tullochmhor : 292p and 285p – Tiraghoil : 275p – Dunans : 266p – Barnakill : 265p (3) and 262p (2) – Tiraghoil : 256p – Barnakill : 251p (6) – Auchlyne.

LIMx:

275p – Ardentraive : 268p (4) – Tiraghoil : 263p – Inverfolla : 261p – Craignafeoch : 258p – Croftintygan : 256p – Dall : 253p – Barnakill and Inverfolla.

LRx: 304p and 286p (3) – Antuim.

SHx: 253p and 232p – Barnakill.

SIMx: 318p – Brough : 298p (5) and 289p – Dunach Estate : 289p – Achnacreemore : 288p and 286p – Ardnacross : 284p and 282p – Blairmore : 279p (6) – Glenamachrie : 273p (6) – Keilator : 271p (7) – Ardnacross : 265p – Tullochmhor : 263p (2) – Inverfolla : 259p – Tiraghoil (2) and Kirkton, Taynuilt : 258p – Craig and Ardnacross : 257p (3) – Keilator : 253p – Ardnacross (2) and Tiraghoil (2) : 250p (2) – Barnakill.

Heifers

BSx: 247p – Ardnacross.

CHARx: 288p (2) and 262p – Tullochmhor : 258p (3) – Ardmaleish : 257p (3) – Dunans : 255p (2) – Tiraghoil : 251p (4) – Barnakill : 250p – Tullochmhor : 244p (2) – Dunans : 243p (4) and 242p (8) – Barnakill.

LIMx: 276p and 260p – Dallachulish : 257p – Ardentraive : 250p – Inverfolla : 244p – Ardentraive : 242p (6) – Craignafeoch : 241p – Duallin and Craig.

LRx: 288p (7) and 259p (4) – Sithean, Tobermory.

LUINGx: 233p – Woodside Croft.

SALx: 248p – Brenchoille.

SHx: 247p – Ardnacross.

SIMx: 294p (7) – Keilator : 292p (3) – Achnacreemore : 284p – Brough : 272p – Saulmore : 266p (3) – Ardnacross : 264p (4) and 259p (4) – Keilator : 256p – Duallin : 249p (2) and 247p – Dunach Estate : 246p – Dunans : 245p – Tiraghoil : 242p (3) – Ardnacross : 240p (2) – Glenmachrie.

Cows and calves

AAx: £890 – Ardnacross.

SHx: £950 – Ellary Farms.

In-calf heifers

LIMx: £960 – Dallachulish.

Sheep

Hoggs

CHEVx: £73 – Ormsary Farmers : £59 – Tiraghoil : £58 – Ormsary Farmers : £54 – Balvicar: £50 – Curacao.

BF: £78 – Castles Estate : £74 – Woodside Croft : £65 – Drissaig : £59.50 and £56 – Ardtur : £55 – Ormsary Farmers and Ardachuple.

Ewes

CHEVx: £66 – Lephinkill.

BF: £47 – Castle Estate : £41 – Lephinkill.