Around the markets 18.04.19

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Islay – United Auctions held their second spring sale of 612 grazing cattle on Saturday April 13. A good offering of quality bred stock sold well and to a strong force of mainland buyers. Bullocks sold to average 231.5 pence per kilo or £876.85 per head and heifers levelled out at 224.6 pence per kilo or £782.44 per head. Bullocks sold to a top of £1190 per head from Islay Estates and to 272 pence per kilo for Charolais crosses from Tallant. Charolais heifers from Craigfad sold to £1050 per head whilst Bayview led this section at 274 pence per kilo for British Blue Cross.
Principal lots and prices.
Top prices per head.
Bullocks.
AAx: £1100(6) – Craigens : £1065(5) – Ballimartin : £1060(10) – Craigens : £1045(9) – Ballimartin : £1030(8) and £1000(7) – Craigens : £990(10) – Octomore : £985(9) – Craigens : £950(2) – Octomore : £950 – Craigfad : £940(5) – Ballimartin : £905(8) – Craigens : £900(2) – Tallant.
BRBx: £920 and £900 – Bayview.
CHARx: £970 – Tallant : £940(13) – Craigfad.
LIMx: £1080 – Corrary(2) and Kilchiaran : £1060 – Lossit(3) and Ballimartin(3) : £1040(4) and £1035(8) – Ballimartin : £1035(6), £995(4) and £990(5) – Kilchiaran : £980(2) – Tallant : £940(4) – Ballimartin : £940 – Corrary : £930(2) – Otomore : £920 – Lossit and Tallant(3) : £910 – Corrary : £905 – Ballychattrigan : £900(5) – Kilbride.
LUING: £1190, £1120(6), £1035(2) – Islay Estates.
SHx: £785 – Kilchiaran.
SIMx: £940 – Corrary : £930 – Kilchiaran.
Heifers,
AAx: £940, £910(6) and £900(5) – Craigens.
BRBx: £980 and £880 – Bayview.
CHARx: £1050 and £915(4) – Craigfad.
LIMx: £980(2) – Lossit : £970 – Tallant : £950(6) – Lossit : £930 – Tallant : £900 – Ballychattrigan(3) and Otomore : £890 – Brybruich and Octmore(2) : £885(5) – Kilchiaran.
SHx: £785 – Kilchiaran.
SIMx: £820(3) – Corrary.
Top prices per kilo.
Bullocks.
AAx: 243p(9) – Craigens : 242p(9) – Ballimartin : 241p(8), 240p(4) and 238p(6) – Craigens : 237p(2) – Tallant : 234p(7) and 232p(8) – Craigens : 230p – Ballychattrigan.
BRBx: 238p – Bayview.
CHARx: 272p and 269p(3) – Tallant : 258p – Carrabus : 255p(2) – Mansefield : 247p and 244p – Kinnabus : 240p(7) – Craigfad.
LIMx: 271p(3) – Sanaigmore (G Bignal) : 264p(8) – Ballimartin : 263p(5) – Kinnabus : 262p and 260p – Sanaigmore – (G Bignal) : 259p(3) – Tallant : 259p – Corrary : 257p – Lossit : 256p(5) – Kilchiaran : 255p(4) – Ballimartin : 254p(2) – Lossit : 252p – Kilbride : 250p(2) – Tallant : 250p(4) – Kilchiaran : 249p(5) – Kilbride : 248p(6) – Kilchiaran : 248p – Mansefield : 247p – Kinnabus : 246p – Carrabus and Octomore : 244p(2) – Corrary : 244p(3) – Kinnabus : 242p(4) – Ballimartin : 240p(4) and 238p – Kinnabus : 237p(3) – Kilbride : 236p(2) – Corrary : 235p – Carrabus.
LUING: 225p(2) – Duich.
SHx: 221p(3) – Kilchiaran.
SIMx: 270p(3) – Corrary : 270p – Kinnabus : 262p – Sannaigmore (G Bignal) : 249p(8) – Kinnabus :
241p(2) – Carrabus : 240p – Kinnabus : 236p – Corrary : 230p – Carrabus.
Heifers.
AAx: 237p – Ballimartin : 232p(2), 231p(6), 230p(3) and 229p(11) – Craigens.
BRBx: 274p and 232p – Bayview.
CHARx: 253p – Kinnabus : 242p(2) and 241p(2) – Tallant : 238p(2) – Carrabus : 237p, 234p(9) and 233p(3) – Craigfad : 232p(6) – Mansefield : 224p(6) – Carrabus.
LIMx: 267p – Tallant : 253p(7) – Kinnabus : 251p(2) – Sannaigmore(G Bignal) : 247p – Corrary : 244p(6) – Ballimartin : 243p(2) – Bayview and Kilbride : 242p – Octomore : 241p – Tallant(8) and Lossit(2) : 240p – Corrary : 238p(6) – Lossit : 237p and 235p – Kilchiaran : 232p – Mansefield and Bayview : 230p(5) – Duich.
SIMx: 251p – Sanaigmore (G Bignal) : 234p(3) and 226p(2) – Corrary.