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Oban – Caledonian Marts Ltd (Tuesday 13th September 2016) sold 65 Calves, 10 OTM Cattle and 676 Store Lambs & Feeding Ewes.
At the show of Calves, the Judge Brian Duff, Lochfield, Doune put his awards as follows:
Overall Champion on the day was a Limousin Bullock from A & M Buchanan, Achnaba, North Connell, selling to £1070 to J & A Cowie, Nicholson Park, Fordyce.
Reserve Champion & 2nd Prize Bullock was also a Limousin, this time from E MacGillivray, Barcaldine Home Farm, Isle of Mull, which fetched a final bid of £1020 and was also purchased by Mr Cowie.
3rd Prize Bullock – A & M Buchanan, Achnaba, North Connell £1040
1st Prize Heifer – A & M Buchanan, Achnaba, North Connell £820
2nd Prize Heifer – A & M Buchanan, Achnaba, North Connell £810
3rd Prize Heifer – A & M Buchanan, Achnaba, North Connell £790
Overall sale average for 40 bullocks was 227.2ppkg and sold to top of 257.6ppkg for a Simmental x from M Poulton, Iochar, Bunessan and to £1070 for the Champion.
Overall sale average for 25 Heifers was 201.1ppkg and sold to a top of 215.4ppkg for a Limousin from I Campbell & Son, Aird, Ardfern and to £820 from Achnaba.
Leading Prices outwith Prize List
Bullocks per Head
£980 Barcaldine Home Farm
£960, £910 + £880 Achnaba
£870 Fiart (Isle of Lismore)
£860 Barcaldine Home Farm
£850 (twice) Stroneskar
Heifers per Head
£610, £590 + £580 Fiart (Isle of Lismore)
£560 + £520 Aird
£510 No. 2 Breva Lodge
257p, 256p, 252p + 248p Achnaba
241p 240p Barcaldine Home Farm
240p Fiart (Isle of Lismore)
214p + 213p Achnaba
209p + 198p Fiart (Isle of Lismore)
Store Lambs sold to a top £60 for a pen of Suffolk Lambs from R N Foster, Ashfield, Lochgilphead.
Chev – £50 Slaterich (Isle of Kerrera)
Chev X – £48 Scoor (Isle of Mull)
Mule – £45.50 Ashfield
Cross – £45 Slaterich
BF – £40 Scoor (Isle of Mull)
BF x – £39 Creich (Isle of Mull)
Chev – £40 Glenstrae
BF – £35 Achalic
Swale – £30 Teanga Bhudhe