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Islay Auction Mart, Tuesday January 29: Three Lorry loads of stock left the Island consisting of 605 Hoggs, 123 Ewes, Wedders & Cast Rams and 48 Cull Cows.
The following are the principal prices obtained:
Aberdeen Angus X: Uiskentuie £920
Highland: Kinnabus £305
Limousin: Lossit £900; Neriby £895 & £855; Uiskentuie £845; Dunlossit, Keills £840
Bulls: Claggan & Smalladh – Limousin £930
Cull Cows & Bulls per kilo:
Aberdeen Angus X: Uiskentuie 114p
Limousin: Dunlossit, Keills 142p; Neriby 132p; Dunlossit, Keills 132p; Claggan 122p; Uiskentuie 122p, 121p & 115p; Lossit 110p; Neriby 109p; Uiskentuie 106p; Dunlossit, Keills 104p.
Simmental Cross: Uiskentuie 110p; Dunlossit, Keills 102p.
Bulls: Claggan & Smalladh 114p.
Under 30 Months Stores: Lossit £930 (200p)
Hoggs per Head
Suffolk: Fopreland Estate £76 & £74; Lossit £73; Duich £72; Coille £72
Texel: Blackrock £76.50; Carrabus £76.50; Blackrock £71.50; Carrabus £71
Cheviot Cross: Duich £60
Cross: Carrabus £70.50; Foreland Estate £61; Coille £60.50
Mule: Duich £64
Blackface: Lorgba £75; Lossit £63; Duich £55.50; Lorgba £55
Jacobs: Ardlussa £60;
Cast Rams: Ardbeg £99; Blackrock £75; Ardbeg £56
Wedders: Esknish £63
Blueface: Balachlaven £39
Texel: Blackrock £83; Lossit £60; Ardbeg £56
Mule: Balachlaven £46.50
Blackface: Lorgba £49; Lossit £39; Balachlaven £36; Islay Estates £36; Lorgbaw Croft ( Wiggins) £35
Riggs: Carrabus £70; Balinabby £65; Foreland Estate £54
Hogg Prices per Kilo:
Suffolk Cross: Foreland Estate 213p; Coille 206p; Duich 200p; Lossit 200p; Foreland Estate 197p; Octofad 193p; Islay Estate 191p
Texel: Blackrock 247p; Carrabus 215p; Blackrock 207p; Ardbeg 198p; Carrabus 192p
Cheviot Cross: Duich 194p & 191p
Cross|: Balinabby 209p; Foreland Estate 207p; Duich 192p
Blackface: Lorgba 200p; Duich 191p; Lossit 185p; Islay Estate 185p
Jacob: Ardlussa 182p
United Auctions Stirling, January 31: sold 5,544 prime sheep comprising of 4110 prime lambs selling to an average of 190.97ppk & 1434 ewes and rams.
Lambs (4110) – Luckenburn (Tex) £117.00; West Park (BTex) £105.00; Shannocher (Suf) £96.00; Coulshill (Chev) £93.00; Balymyre (Char) £90.00; Meikle Gourdas ( Mule) £84.50; Cadogan Est (BF) £83.00.
Tex) 259.00ppk; Luckenburn (Tex) 242.00ppk; Redheugh (Suff) 205.00ppk; Croftgary (Chev) 202.00ppk; Croftintygan (BF) 194.00ppk; Darnhall (Mule) 187.00ppk; Balmyre(Char) 184.00ppk.
Ewes (1434) – Woodhead of Aberdalgie (BTex) £130.00; Glenrath (Tex) £120.00; Redheugh (Suf) £91.00; Toxside (Chev) £84.00; Horseley (Cross) £79.00; Middleton of Glasscune (BFL) £76.00; Ballingall ( Mule) £72.00; Quixwood (BF) £56.50.
Rams – West Park (Tex) £118.00; Greenwall (Suf) £102.00; Redheugh (Cross) £90.00; Stuck Farm (BFL) £65.00; Glenfernate (BF) £55.00.
Caledonian Marts Ltd, January 31: 157 Cattle sold comprising of 86 Prime Bullocks, Heifers & Young Bulls, and 71 OTM Cattle.
Prime Heifers peaked at 258p for a Limousin from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn purchased by G Kirk & Son, Butcher, Denny and to £1554 for a Limousin from J & J Wyllie, Knockhouse, Crossford purchased by H A Black & Sons, Butcher, Stirling.
Prime Bullocks sold to 240p for a British Blue and a Limousin, both from Learielaw purchased by T Johnston, Butcher, Falkirk and to £1570 for a Limousin from W M Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie.
Young Bulls sold to 188p for an 18 month old Limousin from W Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk, Throsk and to £1501 from the same home.
Other Leading prices
Bullocks per Head
£1541 & £1512 Learielaw
£1488 & £1487 Bankhead
Heifers per Head
£1545, £1513 & £1499 Brockwoodlees
£1484 Newton of Logierait
£1475 Angle Park
Heifers per Kg
245p Borlick & Learielaw
242p & 240p Brockwoodlees
Bullocks per Kg
232p Knockhouse & Brockwoodlees
225p Angle Park
Also forward were 71 OTM Cattle. A mixed show forward with 60% of the OTMs being Dairy Cattle. Fleshed OTMs averaged 132p selling to 192p for a Limousin from J & J Wyllie, Knockhouse and to £1360 for a Limousin from W I & A W Callion, Bolfornought. The overall average levelled out at 121p for Beef OTMs. Dairy OTMs averaged 90p selling to 128p on multiple occasions from W M Andrews & Sons, Crossflat, Kilbarchan and to £930 from the same home.
Male OTMs sold to 158p for a Limousin from I & W Wilson, Wood of Auldbar, Aberlemno and to £1720 for the same beast.
Other leading prices
Beef OTMs per kg
144p Wood of Auldbar
Beef OTMs per Head
Dairy OTMs per kg
125p, 118p & 112p Crossflat
110p & 105p North Cassingray
104p Kirkton of Beath
Dairy Cows per head
£900 Kirkton of Beath & Crossflat
Dingwall & Highland Marts, January 30: sold 728 sheep of all classes.
Lambs (536) averaged £63.63 and sold to £83.50 for a pen of Cheviots from Davoch, Rogart.
Ewes (184) averaged £45.01 and sold to £69 for Cheviots from Drumore, Evanton.
Rams (8) averaged £66.19 and sold to £110 for a Blue Faced Leicester from 134 West Langwell, Rogart.
Store lambs once again met a firm enquiry with ewes following yesterday’s trade.
Other leading prices per head:
Lambs: SuffX – Davoch, £83; Chev – Teanluick Croft, Muir of Ord, £82; BF – Bogburn, Duncanston, £79.50; DST – Bogburn, £79.50; Tex – 15 Glenconon, Uig, £78; TexX – 15 Glenconon, £78; Suff – Bogburn, £77.
Ewes: TexX – Garguston Shore, Muir of Ord, £58; Chev – Kirksheaf, Tain, £57.
Rams: TexX – 15 Glenconon, £83.50; Chev – Allanmore, Drumnadrochit, £50