Island store cattle on top at Oban sale

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United Auctions sold 241 store cattle, 31 breeding cattle, 553 ewes and lambs and 430 feeding sheep at the firm’s Oban centre on Saturday June 6.

Bullocks averaged £826.81 per head and sold to £1,130 for a 512kg CharX from Messrs Epps, Ardnave Farm, Islay. Heifers averaged £737.70 per head and sold to £970 for a 362g LimX also from Ardnave. Bullocks averaged 253.73p/kg to a top of 325.80p/kg for a 198kg, LimX from F Boa, Antuim, Mull and heifers averaged 241.91p/kg to 289p/kg for 2, 176.50kg, Lim crosses from Antuim.

Breeding cattle sold to £2,250 for a SimX heifer with bull calf at foot from D Dempster, Barguillean Farm, Taynuilt. Ewes and lambs sold to £81/life for TexX ewes and twins from The execs of the late D MacDougall, Strathorchy, Dalmally.

While keeping with current legislation and social distancing, the market was full to capacity. With such a strong force of buyers in attendance, all classes of stock sold readily and to sellers’ advantage.

Leading Prices

Bullocks per Head – AAx – £1005, £975(4), £880(5), Ardnacross. BSx – £1035, Innishewan; £970(2), £815(4), Auchlyne. CHARx – £1130, £1100(2), £1065, £1020(2), £980, £960(2), £950, £935(2), £905(2), Ardnave Farm. LIMx – £1065, £1040, £1010(3), £960(4), £960(3), Ardnave Farm; £955(4), Achnaba Farm; £940, Dall Farm. SALx – £885, Barnakill. SIMx – £930, Achnacone; £930(4), Cornaigmore, Coll; £900(4), Barguillean; £830(2), Cornaigmore, Coll.

Heifers per Head – AAx – £820, Ardnacross. BSx – £910, £865(2), £800(5), Auchlyne. CHARx – £965, £950, Ardnave Farm; £945, Salum, Tiree; £945(3), £940, Ardnave Farm; £905, Salum, Tiree. LIMx – £970, £960, Ardnave Farm; £960, Ardchatten HF; £945(2), Ardnave Farm; £910(2), Achnaba Farm; £905, Ardnave Farm. SIMx – £865(3), Cornaigmore, Coll.

Bullocks per Kilo – AAx – 271p(2), Poltalloch; 257p, Ardnacross. BSx – 262p(2), Daltote. CHARx – 284p(2), 283p, 274p(2), Ardnave Farm; 268p(3), Barnakill; 261p, 254p(2), 253p, 248p(2), 242p, Ardnave Farm. HERx – 235p, 1 Blaich. LIMx – 326p, Antuim; 325p(2), 302p, Ardnave Farm; 301p(4), Sorisdale, Coll; 297p(2), 291p(3), Ardnave Farm; 290p(2), Antuim; 286p, Kilmalieu; 286p, Ardlarach; 286p(4), Poltalloch; 285p, Antuim; 282p(3), Poltalloch; 277p, Tullochcan; 274p, Ardlarach; 269p(2), Ardlarach. LRx – 257p(4), 254p, Antuim. SALx – 243p, Barnakill. SIMx – 287p, Cornaigmore, Coll; 271p(2), Sandaig, Tiree; 270p(2), 260p(4), Cornaigmore, Coll; 257p(2), Sandaig, Tiree; 257p(3), Ardnacross; 256p, Ellary Farms; 253p(4), Barguillean.

Heifers per Kilo – AAx – 248p(4), Ardnacross. BSx – 239p(2), 237p(3), Auchlyne. CHARx – 280p(2), 268p, 260p(3), Ardnave Farm; 259p(2), Tullochcan; 256p(3), 255p, 254p, Ardnave Farm. LIMx – 289p(2), Antuim; 286p(4), Sorisdale, Coll; 276p, Tullochcan; 274p, 268p, Ardnave Farms; 265p, Kilmalieu; 260p(2), Ardnave Farm; 256p(2), Achnaba; 255p, Ardlarach; 255p, Salum, Tiree; 254p(2), 1 Knockvologan; 252p(3), Ardnave Farms; 251p(2), 1 Knockvologan. LUIx – 235p, Aird Farm. SIMx – 259p, Cornaigmore, Coll; 257p(3), Sandaig, Tiree; 256p(3), 255p(2), Cornaigmore, Coll; 246p(2), Sandaig, Tiree.

Breeding Cattle – Heifers with Calves – £2250, £2150, Barguillean; £2000(3), Innishewan Farms

Cows with Calves – £1300, £1280, Barguillean; £1300, 16 Eoligarry, Barra; £1280(2), £1200(2), £1150, Kilvaree; £1180, £1100, Ellary Farms; £1080, Dalrannoch; £1060, Barguillean & Barnakill; £1050, Kilvaree.

Ewes with Twin Lambs at foot – per life – Cross – £81, Strathorchy; £70, Ellary Estate; £64, 24 Balephetrish, Tiree; ; £62, Kilvaree; £61, High Balantyre; £61, Strathorchy; £60, Maam Farm; £59, £58, 83 Borve, Barra; £54, Gribun, Tiree; £54, Clachan, Tiree; £54, 12 Ardveenish, Barra. BF – £46, Clachan, Tiree; £46, Kilvaree; £45, Creag A Mhadaidh; £45, Barbreck; £44, 15 Ardmhor, Barra; £43, 13 Ardveenish, Barra; £40, Ellary Estate.

Ewes with Single Lambs at foot – per life – Cross – £76, £72, £70, £60, Dunans; £66, Ellary Estate; £61, 83 Borve; £60, High Balantyre; £63, £60, Strathorchy; £58, Clachan, Tiree; £58, 83 Borve, Barra; £58, Maam, £58, 17 St Brendan Road, Barra; £56, Strathorchy; £56, Strathorchy; £52, 4 Glebe Hill; £50, 4 Middlequarter, Uist; £50, 6 Leanish, Barra; £50, 17 St Brendan Road, Barra. BF – £51, Barbreck; £50, 83 Borve, Barra; £50, Clachan, Tiree; £50, Maam Farm; £50, Ellary Estate; £48, 24 Balephetrish, Tiree; £48, Creag A Mhadaidh; £44, Ellary Estates.

Hoggs – Suffx – £78.50, Kilbride Farm; £71.00 – 4 Middlequarter, N Uist. TexX -£80, Clachan, Tiree. CHEV – £70.00, Maam Farm. Mule – £67.00, Maam Farm. BF – £60.00, Fiart; £59.00, Stroneskar.

Feeding Ewes – SuffX – £77, 7 Middlequarter, N Uist. TexX – £88, High Balantyre; £85, Barcaldine HF; £70, Tyree; £70, 56 Tangasdale, Barra. Chev – £69, Balligarve; £66, Stalker Cottage; £65, Balnagown; £63, 56 Tangasdale, Barra. Cross – £64, High Balantyre; £63, 15 Ardmhor, Barra; £63, 56 Tangasdale, Barra. Mule – £68, Lusraganbeag; £65, 83 Borve, Barra; £62, Balligarve; £62, Oban Seil Croft; £60, Ricruin. BF – £69, Dunrostan; £67, Fiart; £64, Brackley; £57, Dunrostan; £56, Musdale.