Sale report Oban Livestock Centre, September 13

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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

£840 Iochdar

Heifers per Head

£690 Scammadale

£610, £590 + £580 Fiart (Isle of Lismore)

£560 Kilbride

£560 + £520 Aird

£510 No. 2 Breva Lodge

Bullocks ppkg

257p, 256p, 252p + 248p Achnaba

241p Scammadale

241p 240p Barcaldine Home Farm

240p Fiart (Isle of Lismore)

239p Inshaig

Heifers ppkg

214p + 213p Achnaba

209p + 198p Fiart (Isle of Lismore)

197p Aird


Store Lambs sold to a top £60 for a pen of Suffolk Lambs from R N Foster, Ashfield, Lochgilphead.


Leading Prices:-


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