Combined Dalmally and Oban sale proves popular

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United Auctions sold 449 store cattle, 10 breeding cattle and 768 sheep of all classes on Saturday May 8 at Oban Livestock Centre.

Bullocks sold to £1,220, for a CHARx from M/s Leitch, Fernoch Farm to average £905.16 (+£177.31) while heifers sold to £1,500 for a LIMx from A & BA Campbell, Achnacree Beag to average £823.56 (+£122.56). Bullocks sold to 345p/kg for a BRBx from M/s Troughton & Co, Ardachy Farm to average 274.36p/kg (+41.63p/kg) and heifers sold to 375p/kg for a LIMx from A & BA Campbell, Achnacree Beag to average 260.06p/kg (+45.39p/kg).

The combined sales of Dalmally and Oban and staged at Oban Livestock Centre proved popular with sellers and buyers alike, resulting in 157 more cattle sold on the corresponding sales last year and a full capacity of buyers while adhering to Covid-19 rules.

Leading prices per head

BLKS – AAx – £1,090(4), 10 Eoligarry, Barra; £1,070, Homeston; £980(2), Steall. BSHx – £1,070, Inverfolla; £1060, 16 Carnoch; £1050(2), £1,030, £980, Inverfolla; £925(5), Auchlyne. BRBx – £1,065, Shenavallie; £1,060, Tyree; £1045, Ruaig; £1000, Tyree; £940(2), Ardachy. CHARx – £1,220, Fernoch; £1210(3), Tiraghoil; £1,060, Fernoch; £1,000, £960(3), Barnakill. LIMx – £1,200(2), £1,160, £1150(4), Achnacree Beag; £1,140, Ardachy; £1,130, Tyree; £1110, Duntarrin; £1,080, Achnacree Beag; £1,080, Ardachy; £1,060, 16 Carnoch; £1,060, Ardachy; £1,060(6), Tiraghoil; £1,045, Ruaig; £1,040(2), Ardachy; £1,040, Achnacree Beag; £1,020, Tiraghoil; £1,010, Achnacree Beag; £1,000, 13 Eoligarry, Barra; £1,000, Achnacree Beag; £1,000, Barbreck(5); £1,000, Dunans(3). LUIx – £815, Ardencaple. SALx – £1,000, Dunans; £905(3), Barnakill. SIMx – £1,125(3), £1,070(6), Tiraghoil; £1,045, Barbreck; £1,000(2), Dunans; £955, Saulmore; £950, Tiraghoil.

HFRS – AAx – £1,030(2), Poltalloch; £860, 10 Eoligarry, Barra. BSHx – £1,220, Auchlyne; £1,090, Poltalloch; £,1080(3), £940(2), Auchlyne; £915, Ellary Farms; £900(2), Dunans. BRBx – £1,180, Ruaig. BAx – £825(2), Barbreck. CHARx – £1,210, Tiraghoil; £1,010, £1,000, Fernoch; £980(5), Tiraghoil; £975(4), Fernoch. LIMx – £1,500, £1,125, Achnacree Beag; £1,075, Barbreck; £1,060, Achnacree Beag; £1,030, Ardachy; £1,000, 10 Eoligarry; £990, £965, Craigmore; £950, Ardachy; £945(4), £930, Tiraghoil; £930, Tyree; £920, Craig Farm; £915(9), Ellary Farm. SIMx – £990, Kilvaree; £980, Brough; £965, Kilbride; £930, Achnacone; £920(2), Glenamachrie; £900, Arileod.

Leading prices per kilo

BLKS – AAx – 274p, Scotstown; 267.6p(4), Kilbride; 265.2p(2), Homeston. BSHx – 304.5p, Glenure; 304.3p, Inverfolla; 292.9p(3), 287.6p(3), Glenure; 282p(5), 271.7p(2), Auchlyne; 270.7p(2), Ellary Farms; 263.7p, 16 Carnoch. BRBx – 345p, 338.5p, Ardachy; 333.3p, 327.2p, Tyree; 304.2p, Ardachy; 290.8p, 274.2p(2), 264.3p, 260.6p, Ruaig; 260.5p(3), Shenavallie. CHARx – 301.9p(3), Barnakill; 268.9p(3), Tiraghoil; 263.7p, Fernoch. LIMx – 341.5p(3), 338.5p, Ardachy; 322.4p(2), Creich; 321.9p, Barbreck; 321.2p, 317p, Ardachy; 315.4p(9), Tiraghoil; 303.8p, Tyree; 302.8p, 302.4p, Achnacree Beag; 301.7p, Ardachy; 301.2p(2), Aird; 301p, 300.7p, Craig ; 296.7p(4), Barbreck; 294.8p, Tiraghoil; 291.7p(2), 289p, Ardachy; 288.8p, Achnacree Beag; 285.9p(2), Craig; 285.7p(2), Ardachy; 284.1p(2), Dall; 281.4p, Craigmore. LUINGx – 258.1p, Brough. SALx – 270.1p, Brackley; 264.6p, Dunans; 263.8p(3), Barnakill. SIMx – 310p(3), Ballard, Coll; 307.1p(2), 2 Kiel Crofts; 307.1p(2), Dall; 304.5p(7), Glenure; 303.2p, Dall; 303p, Arileod, Coll; 297.8p(4), Glenure; 296.6p, Ballard; 293.6p, Saulmore; 292.9p, 290.1p(5), Glenure; 289.8p, Saulmore; 288.2p(2), Arileod; 285.3p(2), Kilvaree; 282.6p(2), Glenure; 282p, Brough.

HFRS – AAx – 256p, 10 Eoligarry; 247.8p(3), Homeston; 236p(2), Scotstown. BSHx – 303.4p(3), 279.8p, 275.7p(2), Auchlyne; 265.8p(2), Glenure; 263.2p, Ellary; 253.6p(3), Auchlyne; 251.2p, Poltalloch. BRBx – 357.6p, Ruaig; 250p, Shenavallie. BAx – 257p(2), Barbreck. CHARx – 301.9p, Barnakill; 271.6p(4), Fernoch; 268.9p, Tiraghoil; 264p(6), Ardmaleish; 262.2p(3), Couston. LIMx – 375p, Achnacree Beag; 332.7p(2), 312.1p, Ardachy; 301.9p, Tyree; 295.1p(2), Creich; 293.2p, 291.3p(2), Ardachy; 291p(3), Craig; 289.4p(3), Ardachy; 288p, Corranmor; 283p, 282.2p, Ardachy. SIMx – 303p, Arileod; 292.8p, Feall; 291.5p(3), Glenure; 285.4p(2), Ballard; 282p(4), Glenure; 281.3p(5), Arileod; 280.8p(2), Saulmore.

Breeding cattle

Cows with calves – £1,520, £1,500, £1,460, £1,440, Kirkton.

Sheep

HOGGS – SUFFx – £98, Kilbride. TEXx – £111, Gorton; £91, Gorteneoran; £90, 6 Leanish; £86, Barbreck. CHEVx – £101, Annat; £91, £90, Torloisk; £90, Annat. CROSS – £95, Kilbride. BF – £95, Glencruitten; £86, Kilbride, Balvicar; £70, Gorton.

EWES – SUFFx – £102, Tiraghoil. TEXx – £82, 6 Leanish; £76, Achnacreemore; £75, 6 Blaich. CHEV – £81, Ballard; £75, 6 Leanish; £70, Shenavallie. CROSS – £63, 17 St Brendans Rd. Barra; £60, Glenaros. BF – £66, Glenaros; £65, Auchinellan; £60, Kintraw.