Around the markets – week 48

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Tiree – United Auctions held their annual November sale of all classes of cattle at Tiree Auction Mart on Tuesday November 20. 614 head of all classes sold to a good following of mainland buyers. Bullocks sold to average £754 per head or 216 pence per kilo (+ £18 per head or – 8pence per kilo). Heifers levelled out at £660 per head or 207 pence per kilo (+ £15 per head or – 7pence per kilo).

Principal lots and prices.
Top prices per head.
Bullocks.
AAx: £1220 – 12 Crossapol : £1010 and £1000 – 6 Barrapol : £960 – Croish : £910(2) – Whitehouse : £900 – 6 Barrapol.
BSx: £1000 and £900 – 6 Barrapol.
BRBx: £1140 – Parkhouse.
CHARx: £1175 and £1100 – 4 Kilkenneth : £1095 and £1090 – Braeside : £1085 – Heylipol Farm : £1070 – Braeside : £1060 – 4 Kilkenneth : £1040, £1035 and £1020 – Heylipol Farm : £1010 – 4 Kilkenneth : £1000 – Drumaglea : £990 – Braeside : £975(2) and £970(2) – Heylipol Farm : £950 – 4 Kilkenneth : £945(2) and £920(2) – Heylipol Farm : £920 – Salum : £910 – 4 Kilkenneth and Heylipol Farm : £900 – Salum : £900 – Drumaglea.
GALx: £820(2) – Croish.
LIMx: £1050 – Braeside : £1050 – Salum : £1040 – Braeside : £1035 – Hillcrest : £1025 – Heylipol Farm : £1010 – Salum : £1005 – Parkhouse : £1000 – Vaul : £970 – Hillcrest : £970 – Heylipol Farm : £960 – Salum : £940 – Parkhouse : £940 – Braeside : £930(3) – Hillcrest : £920 – Heylipol Farm : £920 – Braeside : £910 – Vaul : £900 – Salum.
SALx: £1125 – 6 Crossapol : £1080 – Braeside : £1060 and £1040 – 6 Crossapol : £1030(5) – Drumaglea : £1005 – Parkhouse : £1000 – 10 Balevullin : £985(3) – Druimasaidh : £980 – Drumaglea : £950 – 6 Barrapol.
SHx: £840 – 9 Barrapol.
SIMx: £880 – Lochphuil.
Heifers.
AAx: £1100 – 8 Kilkenneth : £990(2) – 6 Barrapol.
BSHx: £900 – 6 Barrapol : £880 – 8 Kilkenneth.
CHARx: £1080 – 4 Kilkenneth : £1030 – Heylipol Farm : £980 – 4 Kilkenneth : £950 – Braeside : £950 – Heylipol Farm : £950 – 4 Kilkenneth : £930 – Drumaglea : £920 – Heylipol Farm : £900 – Braeside : £900 – 4 Kilkenneth : £890(2) and £880 – Heylipol Farm.
LIMx: £1020 – Braeside : £1020 – Hillcrest : £960(2) – Hillcrest : £920 – Vaul : £900(4) – Salum : £890(2) – Hillcrest.
SALx: £940(3), £900 and £840(2) – Druimasaidh.
SIMx: £860 – 10 Balevullin.
Top prices per kilo
Bullocks.
AAx: 240p(2) and 233p(2) – Hillcrest : 229p(2) – Whitehouse.
BSx: 191p – 6 Barrapol.
BRBx: 229p(4) – Ruaig : 225p – Parkhouse.
CHARx: 269p(5) and 261p – Garaphail : 258p(2) – Heylipol Farm : 255p – Drumaglea : 253p, 251p(2) and 249p(2) – Heylipol Farm : 248p – Garaphail : 247p – Drumaglea : 246p(2) – Heylipol Farm : 245p(3) – Garaphail : 244p – Drumaglea and Salum(2) : 240p – Garaphail.
LIMx: 269p – Garaphail : 254p(3) – Hillcrest : 254p and 253p – Mannal : 251p – Garaphail : 250p and 249p – Hillcrest : 247p – Heylipol Farm : 243p – 6 Balevullin, 9 Barrapol and Parkhouse(2) : 241p and 239p(4) – Heylipol Farm : 239p(4) – Ruaig : 239p(3) – 1 Kilkenneth : 238p(3) – Hillcrest.
SALx: 247p and 243p – 6 Crossapol : 243p(3) – Parkhouse : 239p(2) – 7 Balinoe and 2/15 Balevullin : 238p(3) – Lochside.
SHx: 211p(5) – Main Road.
SIMx: 260p – Hough : 234p – 10 Crossapol.
Heifers
AAx: 214p – Whitehouse.
CHARx: 265p, 259p, 248p and 241p – Heylipol Farm : 238p – Drumaglea : 236p(5), 233p(5) and 227p(2) – Heylipol Farm.
LIMx: 246p(2) – Heylipol Farm : 244p – 2 Heylipol : 241p(2) – Hillcrest : 236p(3) – 6 Balevullin : 230p – 2 Heylipol : 228p – Parkhouse(5) and 2 Heylipol.
SALx: 260p(4) – Scarinish Farm : 256p – 5 Balevullin : 252p(2) – 8 Balevullin : 248p – Crofthouse : 246p(3) – 6 Crossapol : 238p – Lochside(2) and 7 Balinoe(2) : 237p – Lochside : 234p(2) – 8 Balevullin.
In-calf heifers: £980 – Drumaglea.
Cast cows
Top prices per head.
AAx: £900 – 9 Barrapol.
BSx: £810 – 6 Barrapol.
BRBx: £820 – 9 Barrapol.
LIMx: £950, £930 and £900 – Heylipol Farm : £880 and £850 – Hillcrest : £850 – Heylipol Farm : £830 – Hillcrest.
SALx: £910 – Parkhouse.
SIMx: £930 – Lochphuil.
Top prices per kilo
AAx: 109p – Parkhouse.
BRBx: 114p – 9 Barrapol.
LIMx: 125p – Garaphail : 123p – Heylipol Farm.
SALx: 147p – Parkhouse.
SIMx: 123p – Lochphuil : 123p – Heylipol Farm.

Oban – United Auctions held their last sale of season for lambs and sheep at Oban Livestock Centre when an increased on the year of 1530 head sold well and in keeping with other principal mainland centres. Lambs were up £3.66 on the year.

Principal lots and prices.
Lambs
SUFFx: £62.50 and £55.00 – Dalvuie : £54.00 – Balnagown Croft.
TEXx: £52.00 – Dalvuie.
CHEV: £62.00 – Quinish Estate : £55.00 – Carnaigmore, Coll : £50.00 – Slaterich : £50.00 – Kilpatrick Croft : £50.00 – Cornaigmore, Coll.
CROSS: £47.00 – Turnault.
MULE: £46.50 – Aird Farm : £42.00 – Balvicar Farm : £42.00 – Ballygroggan.
HAMP: £34.00 – 60 Tangasdale, Barra.
BF: £38.00 – Lag Na Ha : £38.00 – Aird Farm : £36.00 – Creag A Mhadaidh : £34.50 – Aird Farm : £34.00 – Ardachy.
Ewes.
SUFFx: £40.00 – Dalvore.
TEXx: £36.00 – Lagganulva.
CHEV: £50.00 – 3 Balevullin.
CROSS: £36.00 – 4 Balure.
MULE: £40.00 – Dalvore.
BF: £31.00 – Ensay.