Buyers treated to ‘excellent show’ of Islay cattle

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United Auctions sold 296 grazing cattle at the firm’s sale held at Islay Auction Mart on Friday June 7.

Bullocks levelled out at £843 per head. Heifers averaged £722 per head.

An excellent show of well bred cattle were on offer and sold to a good ringside of buyers.

Principal lots and prices

Top prices per head:

Bullocks:

AAx: £1,010(7) – Gartacharra; £960(2) – Tallant.

Blonde: £985, £940 – Ardnave.

BRBx: £930, £870(4) Foreland Estate.

CHARx: £1,060 – Ardnave; £1,030(2) – Gartacharra; £990 – Tallant; £945(3) – Ardnave.

LimX: £1,035 – Balaclava; £1,030 – Ardnave; £1,000 – Balaclava, Ardnave(2); £990(3) – Ardnave; £980 – Carrabus; £975 – Claggan; £970 – Kilbride, Adrnave; £960(2) – Octofad; £950 – Ardnave; £930 – Foreland Estate; £920 – Tallant; £910(3) – Octofad.

SHx: £1,030 – Foreland Estate.

SIMx: £790 – Carrabus.

Heifers:

AAx: £920 – Tallant; £850 – Gartacharra.

Blonde: £930 – Ardnave; £865(3) – Ardnave.

CHARx: £900 – Ardnave: £850 – Ardnave; £845(7) – Gartacharra; £840 – Claggan.

LIMx: £965 – Tallant; £920(3) – Ardnave; £905(3) – Ardnave; £865(4) – Balaclava.

Top prices per kilo:

Bullocks:

AAx: 224p(2) – Keppols; 224p – Tallant; 221p(5) – Tallant

Blonde: 261p – Ardnave; 245p – Ardnave.

CHARx: 276p – Ardnave; 255p(3) – Ardnave; 238p – Ardnave; 233p – Carrabus.

LIMx: 266p – Ardnave; 257p – Carrabus; 254p(2) – Ardnave; 249p(4) Octofad; 247p(2) Tormisdale; 245p(2) – Ardnave; 242p(2) Octofad; 239p – Keppols; 237p – Kilbride.

SIMx: 234p – Carrabus.

Heifers:

Blonde: 232p(4) – Ardnave; 231p(2) – Ardnave.

CHARx: 232p(5) – Ardnave; 230p(2) Ardnave – 221p – Mansfield.

LIMx: 244p – Ardnave; 238p(3) – Ardnave; 232p – Ardnave.

SIMx: 238p – Carrabus.