Ardbeg bullock winner at Islay cattle sale

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United Auctions held its annual show and sale of autumn-born suckled calves at Islay Auction Mart on Friday August 23.

A good show of calves was presented to show judge J Taylor, Easter Octhtermuthil.

Winners were: Bullock class: 1 Ardbeg, 2 Kilchiaran, 3 Ardbeg; Heifer class: 1 and 2 Ardbeg; Champion calf: Ardbeg bullock which takes the William A Low Trophy; Reserve champion: Kilchiaran bullock.

Overall, the bullocks sold to an average of £834 per head or 211.3p per kilo while the heifers levelled out at £725 per head or 196p per kilo.

Principal lots and prices: Bullocks: AAx: £870 and £850 (2) – Ballimartin. BRBx: £880 – Bayview. CHARx: £960 – Tallant; £890 (2) – Claggan; £870 – Eorrabus. LIMx: £1080 – Ballimartin; £1070, £1040 (3) and £970 (2) – Ardbeg; £970 – Ballimartin; £965 – Lossit; £965 – Blackrock; £960 (5) – Ardbeg; £950 – Blackrock; £950 (4) – Kilchiaran; £950(2) – Lossit; £920 (7) – Ardbeg. SIMx: £700 – Carrabus.

Heifers: AAx: £960 – Ballimartin. CHARx: £840 (2) – Claggan; £800 – Tallant. LIMx: £960 (2) – Ardbeg; £945 – Ballimartin; £910 (3) – Lossit; £875 – Blackrock; £845 (4) and £840 (3) – Ardbeg; £840 – Ballimartin.

Top prices per kilo: Bullocks: AAx: 209p (2) – Ballimartin. BRBx:

199p – Bayview. CHARx: 247p – Tallant; 214p (3) – Claggan; 202p – Eorrabus. LIMx: 250p (2) – Lossit; 236p (4) and 234p – Kilchiaran; 232p (3) – Blackrock; 231p – Kilchiaran (2) and Ardbeg (2); 230p (2) – Ardbeg; 228p – Lossit; 223p (7) – Ardbeg; 220p (3) – Claggan. SIMx: 219p – Carrabus.

Heifers: AAx: 194p – Ballimartin. CHARx: 207p (2) and 197p – Claggan. LIMx: 232p (2) – Ardbeg; 222p (3) – Lossit; 217p (3) and 214p (4) – Ardbeg; 211p – Blackrock; 209p – Lossit and Blackrock; 206p (2) – Blackrock; 204p – Claggan and Ardbeg (7); 199p (2) – Ardbeg; 198p (3) – Eorrabus; 193p – Ballimartin (3) and Eorrabus (2); 192p – Ballimartin; 191p (2) – Carrabus.

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