Tiree champion at Dalmally show and sale

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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.