Limmy crosses top UA Oban sale

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United Auctions held its annual May sale of all classes cattle and sheep at Oban Livestock Centre on Tuesday May 15.

A much increased entry on the year saw 217 head of cattle sold and 590 sheep which attracted a large following of buyers, resulting in a satisfactory day’s trading for all sellers.

Bullocks sold to an average of 254.15 pence per kilo or £709.38 per head whilst heifers levelled out at 221.96 pence per kilo or £661.55.

The top bullock prices were 317.1 pence per kilo for Limousin crosses from Messrs Buchanan, Achnaba and £1,100 per head, also for Limousin crosses, from Messrs Campbell, Achnacreebeag.

Heifers sold to 282.3 pence per kilo for Limousin crosses from Achnacreebeag and to £945 per head from the same home.

Breeding cattle from Mr G MacCormick, Annet, sold to £1,700.

In the sheep section, ewes with lambs at foot from Messrs McCorkindale, Scammadale, sold to £135. Mule hoggs from Mr D MacDonald, Tyree sold to £96.

Principal lots and prices

Top prices per head

Bullocks

LIMx: £1,100 (2), £1,090 and £1,080 (3) – Achnacreebeag : £1,080, £1,070, £1,060 (3) and £1,040 – Achnaba : £1,000 (2) – Ardachy : £980 – Achnacreebeag : £980 (3) – Garraron and Melfort : £970 – Ardchatten : £960 and £945 (2) – Achnacreebeag : £900 (2) – Garraron and Melfort.

AAx: £800 (2) – Ardachy.

BRBx: £1,010 and £900 – Tyree.

SIMx: £810 – Feall, Coll : £800 – Ardchatten.

Heifers

AAx: £780 – Ardachy.

BRB: £860 and £840 – Tyree.

CHARx: £870 – Shenavallie.

LIMx: £945 and £920 – Achnacreebeag : £850 – Achnaba.

SALx: £790 – Feall, Coll.

SIMx: £880 (2) – Arileod, Coll.

Top prices per kilo

Bullocks

AAx: 261p, 248p (2) and 244p (2) – Ardachy.

BSx: 280p and 249p – Glenure Estate.

BRBx: 309p, 300p, 259p & 240p – Tyree.

LIMx: 317p – Achnaba : 309p (2) – Achnacreebeag : 305p (2) – Ardachy : 305p – Achnaba : 300p – Ardachy : 294p (2) – Achnacreebeag : 293p – Achnaba : 292p (2) – Ardachy : 292p (5) – Aird : 292p (3) – Garraron and Melfort : 289p (2) – Ardachy : 286p – Achnaba : 283p – Aird : 282p – Achnacreebeag : 281p – Achnaba : 280p and 277p – Achnacreebeag.

SHx: 280p (2) – Glenure Estate.

SIMx: 280p (3) – Glenure Estate.

Heifers

AAx: 260p (3) – Ardachy.

BRBx: 272p and 271p – Tyree.

CHARx: 247p – Shenavallie

LIMx: 281p – Achnacreebeag : 276p (3) – Ardachy : 261p (4) and 256p – Achnacreebeag : 255p – Achnaba : 251p – Achnacreebeag : 250p – Ardchatten

SIMx: 251p (2) – Arileod, Coll : 249p (3) – Feall, Coll.

Cows and calves: £1,700 – Annat.

In-calf cow: £1,020 and £980 – Achnacreebeag.

Sheep

Hoggs

SUFFx: £95 – Kilbride : £86 – Upper Largie : £84 – Kilbride : £80 – Tyree.

CROSS: £94 – Curacao : £89 – Aird : £82 – 1 Knockvologan : £80 – Kilbride.

BELTx: £89 – Upper Largie

TEXx: £84 – Glenamachrie : £73 – Tyree

CHEV: £64 – Kilvaree

MULE: £96 – Tyree

BF: £79 – Upper Largie : £77 – 1 Knockvologan : £71 – Tyree.

WEDDERS: £78 – Fidden.

Ewes

SUFF: £108 – Mid Farm.

TEXx: £76 – Fidden.

CROSS: £80 – Kengharair : £71 – Fidden.

BF: £64 – Fidden : £61 – Glenamachrie.

Ewes with lamb at foot

MULE: £135 and £132 – Scammadale.

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