Around the markets – week 45

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Stirling – On October 27, the Luing Cattle Society held their 45th autumn sale at United Auctions, Stirling.

Shona and Kenny Marshall, Concraig, Aberdeen were the judges.

The results were as follows.
Sim-Luing in-calf heifers: 1st Colin Little, East Bracklinn 2nd Robert McNee Ltd, Benhar.
Luing bulling heifers: 1st Robert McNee Ltd, Benhar 2nd Torwoodlee and Buckholm Estate, Buckholm.
Sim-Luing bulling heifers: 1st John Lawrie (Tillyrie) Ltd, Tillyrie 2nd Messrs Finlay McGowan, Dirnanean.
Golden Jubilee Cup for best overall pair of heifers: Robert McNee Ltd, Benhar.
Luing bulling heifers averaged £1,496 for 113 forward, with a top of 2,200gns for a pen of 4 heifers from C. C MacArthur and Co, Nunnerie sold to Pat Wilson Farms, Loanleven. This gave Nunnerie herd an average of £1,827 for 29 sold, W Graham and Son, Craigdarroch sold 14 to average £1,905, Robert McNee Ltd, Benhar sold 8 to average £1,811, B Renwick, Blackhouse sold 18 to average £1,727, Mr JS Wotherspoon, (per A Slater) Glenlyon sold 5 to average £1,428 and J, J and R Cameron, Monzie sold 8 to average £1,208.
Luing calves average £642 for 9 with a top of 680gns for a pair from N Horsfall, Rannoch sold to P Simpson, Troutbeck, Windermere.
25 Sim-Luing in calf heifers followed averaging £2,058 topping at 2,400gns for a pair from Robert McNee Ltd, Benhar going to M Linkleter, West Farm, Kirkheaton.This gave Benhar herd an average of £2,148 for 13 sold and C Little, East Bracklinn and average of £1,960 for 12 sold.
Sim-Luing bulling heifers averaged £1,229 for 57. Top price of 1,500gns came from Mrs C M Reid, (per S Little) Portmore who sold 9 to average £1,458, John Lawrie (Tillyrie) Ltd sold 7 heifers averaging £1,320, D and A Barr, Milkieston sold 8 to average £1,319, Messrs F McGowan, Dirnanean sold 13 to average £1,195 and W Girvan, Berryfell sold 15 to average £1,134.

Oban – On Tuesday October 30, United Auctions held their annual breeding cattle sale at Oban Livestock Centre when 338 head were sold. Quality and well-bred sorts were keenly bid for whilst plainer sorts proved harder to cash. A large following of buying clientele was in attendance from throughout the country.

Principal lots and prices.
Top prices per head.
Bullocks
BSHx: £820 – Fiart.
HIGH: £420(2) – Achinrier.
LIMx: £570 – Lochuisge : £570 – Fiart.
SHx: £770 – Fiart.
WBSHx: £440 – Killundine Estate.
Heifers.
AA: £950(2) – Steall
BSHx: £650(2) – Castles Estate : £620 – Achnacloich : £600(2) and £580(2) – Castles Estate.
LIMx: £700, £620, £580 and £560 – Lochuisge.
LUING: £660(2) – Clachan : £640 – Drimnin Estate : £620(2) and £600(2) – Clachan : £560(4) and £550(2) – Ardlarach.
SHx: £860(3), £850(3) and £750(3) – Ingleston Farm : £630(2) and £530 – Fiart.
SIMx: £780(3), £760, £740(4) – Scammadale : £720(2) – Cliad : £720(4) – Ardencaple Farm : £700 – Scammadale : £700(2) – Saulmore : £680(7) – Scammadale : £670 – Saulmore : £660(6) and £650(3) – Cliad : £600 – Ardencaple : £600 – Cliad : £600 and £580(2) – Saulmore : £580 – Scammadale : £560(2) – Saulmore.
WBSHx: £900 – Ardura Estate : £680(2) – Tyree : £620(2) – Resipole : £580 – Ardsheal Farm : £520(5) – Achnacloich.
In-calf heifers.
SIMx: £1800(2) – Ledcharrie : £1800 – Mid Farm : £1750 – Stroneskar : £1700 – Ledcharrie : £1700, £1650, £1600, £1550(2) – Mid Farm : £1500(2) and £1450 – Stroneskar : £1450 – Ardtur : £1450 – Ledcharrie : £1400(2) – Mid Farm : £1400 – Upper Largie.
SALx: £1650 – Upper Largie.
LIMx: £1300 – Upper Largie : £1250 – Ardionra.
WBSHx: £1150(2) – Stroneskar.
Cows with calves at foot.
£1800 – Achadhbeag : £1200 – Ardtur : £1050 and £1000(2) – Laggan Farms.
In-calf cows: £780 – 1 Cleat Barra : £750 – Ardtur : £600(2) – Ardnacross : £600 – 1 Cleat.
Top prices per kilo.
Bullocks.
LIMx: 212p(3), 209p and 207p(2) – Lagganulva.
BSHx: 184p – Fiart.
SHx: 196p – Fiart.
WBSHx: 203p – Killundine Estate.
Heifers.
BSHx: 289p(3), 265p and 245p(2) – Achnacloich.
LIMx: 222p(3) – Lagganulva.
LUING: 294p(2) and 287p(2) – Clachan : 267p and 250p(2) – Ardlarach.
SHx: 219p(2) – Kirkton Farm.
SIMx: 297p(2) – Saulmore : 294p(2) – Cliad : 294p(4) – Ardencaple : 282p(7) – Scammadale : 275p(2) – Saulmore : 272p(3) and 268p(3) – Cliad : 261p, 260p(3), 259p and 250p – Scammadale.
WBSHx: 321p(2) – Resipole : 289p(2) – Achnacloich : 274p – Ardsheal Farm : 251p(3) – Achnacloich.