Market report – 9.5.19

United Auctions held its annual Spring Sale at Dalmally Mart on May 4.

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United Auctions Annual Spring Sale, Dalmally, May 4: of 302 Grazing Cattle, 36 Breeding Cattle and 114 Sheep of all classes.  Bullocks sold to average £785.84 (- £3.69) whilst Heifers levelled out at £741.77 (+ £8.35). Bullocks sold to 265p per kilo for Limousin Crosses from Dall and Heifers peaked at 256p per kilo for Charolais Crosses from Tiraghoil. Hereford Cross Bulling Heifers from Clachan, Tiree sold to £1100.  Breeding cattle from Homeston sold to £1400. All classes of sheep sold at satisfactory levels.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES – TOP PRICES PER HEAD

BULLOCKS

AAx: £940 – 10 Eoligarry, Barra : £890(2) – Poltalloch.

BSx: £840(2) – Auchlyne.

BRBx: £910 – Craig.

CHARx: £960(3) – Tiraghoil : £950(2) – Fearnoch : £910 – Tiraghoil : £890 – Barnakill : £890(6) – Ardmaleish : £890(5) – Tiraghoil.

LIMx: £950(2) – Craignafeoch : £940 – Ardmaleish : £920 – Craig : £920 – Tom Ne Coille : £910(2) – Croftintygan : £900 – Craignafeoch : £880(3) – Ardmaleish.

SALx: £760 – Barnakill.

SHx: £770(2) – Auchlyne.

SIMx: £960 – Achnacreemore : £910(2) – Tiraghoil : £880 – 10 Eoligarry, Barra.

HEIFERS

AAx: £730 – Craig Farm.

BSx: £830 – Auchlyne

CHARx: £930(2), £920(2) – Fearnoch : £900 – Auchlyne : £900 – Fearnoch : £860(3) – Fearnoch.

LIMx: £910 – Tom Na Coille : £900(2) – Craignafeoch : £860 – Croftintygan.

LUING

£650 – Clachan Farms.

SALx: £900, £860(2) & £820(2) – Brackley.

SHx: £830(2) & £820 – Auchlyne.

SIMx: £900 – Brackley : £830 – Dunach Estate.

BREEDING CATTLE

BULLING HEIFERS

AAx: £1060 – Clachan Tiree.

HERx: £1100, £1080(2), £1060, £1040(2), £1030(2) – Clachan, Tiree.

COWS WITH CALVES

£1400 – Homeston, Campbeltown : £1320, £1280, £1260, £1200, £1180, £1150, £1140, £1120, £1110 & £1100 – Glenure Estate.

IN-CALF COWS

£1240(2), £1180, £1140, £1100, £1080(2) – Homeston, Campbeltown.

BULL

£1450 – Homeston, Campbeltown (AA)

TOP PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

AAx: 257p – Scotstown : 235p(2) – Poltalloch.

BSx: 252p & 248p – Glenure Estate.

CHARx: 259p – Tiraghoil : 252p – Dunans : 247p(2) – Fearnoch : 244p(4) – Barnakill : 243p(3) – Tiraghoil : 239p(6) – Ardmaleish : 238p(4) – Barnakill : 235p – Dunans : 230p(5) – Tiraghoil.

LIMx: 265p – Dall Farm : 263p – 13 Eoligarry, Barra : 262p – Glenure Estate : 259p(2) – Poltalloch : 251p – Glenure Estate : 248p – Ellary Farms : 248p(3) – Ardmaleish : 247p(3) – Ellary Farms : 246p(3) – Ardmaleish : 243p – Poltalloch : 240p – Craig Farm : 238p – Dall Farm : 236p(2) – Glenure Estate : 235p – Tom Na Coille.

SALx: 244p – Barnakill.

SIMx: 262p – Glenure Estate : 260p – Tiraghoil : 252p – Glenure Estate : 249p(3) – Ellary Farms : 242p(2) & 239p(2) – Glenmachrie : 236p – Achnacreemore : 236p – Glenure Estate : 234p(4) – Ellary Estate : 234p – 10 Eoligarry, Barra.

HEIFERS

AAx: 242p(5) – Scotstown.

CHARx: 240p – Tullochmhor : 236p – Barnakill : 234p(2) – Dunans : 230p & 225p(4) – Barnakill.

LIMx: 256p – Tiraghoil : 239p – 13 Eoligarry, Barra : 238p(3) – Glenure Estate : 235p – Dall : 234p(4) – Tiraghoil : 233p – Ardmaleish 233p(3) – Poltalloch : 232p – 10 Eoligarry, Barra.

SALx: 244p(2) & 224p(4) – Brackley.

SIMx: 249p & 241p(2) – Dunach Estate : 237p – Tiraghoil : 230p(2) – Glenamachrie.

SHEEP

HOGGS

TEXx: £58 – Silvercraigs.

CROSS

£57 – Garrogie Estates.

BF

£64 – Silvercraigs : £50.50 – Tullochmhor.

EWES

CHEV

£46 – Silvercraigs

BF

£40 – Silvercraigs.

United Auctions annual May Sale, Tiree Auction Mart, May 1:  A good show of grazing type cattle sold at similar rates being obtained at principal mainland centres.  Cast cows and all classes of sheep were keenly bid for.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

BULLOCKS

BRBx: £700 – 8 Barrapol

SIMx: £800, £790, £780 & £740 – Lochphuil : £720(2) – Sandaig.

SHxHIGH

£680 & £620 – Grishipol (Coll)

HEIFERS

LIMx: £780 – 1 Kenovay : £660 – Sandaig : £650 – 1 Kenovay.

SIMx: £685, £670(2) & £650(3) – Sandaig.

TOP PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

BRBx: 220p – 8 Barrapol.

SIMx: 234p & 225p – Lochphuil.

SHxHIGH: 227p & 222p(2) – Grishipol (Coll).

HEIFERS

LIMx: 192p(2) – Sandaig.

SHx: 206p(2) – 4 East Baugh.

SIMx: 205p – Sandaig.

SHxHIGH: 209p – Grishapol (Coll).

COWS PER HEAD

AAx: £860 – Vaul

LIMx: £930 – 1 Kenovay : £880 – 1 Kenovay : £860 – Vaul.

SIMx: £1000 – Lochphuil.

COWS PER KILO

AAx: 123p – Vaul.

LIMx: 128p – Vaul : 125p – 1 Kenovay

SIMx: 144p – Lochphuil

HOGGS

SUFFx: £87 – Heylipol Farm

BELTx: £90 – Heylipol Farm : £71 – Ardmay.

TEXx: £85 – Heylipol Farm : £73 – Ardmay.

CROSS

£85 – 3 Balevullin.

EWES

SUFFx: £100 & £91 – Heylipol Farm

TEXx: £95 – Heylipol Farm : £92 – Ruaig : £90 – Lochphuil : £88 – Heylipol Farm

BELTx: £98 – Heylipol Farm.

HB

£86 – 3 Middleton.

MULE

£78 – Ardmay.

BF

£47 – Lochside.

Caledonian Marts Ltd, May 2: sold 274 Cattle comprising of 101 Prime Bullocks, Heifers & Young Bulls, as well as 99 OTM Cattle and 71 Young Calves.

Prime Bullocks topped at 242ppkg for a Limousin from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, purchased by T Johnston Butcher, Falkirk and to £1720 for a Charolais from Ferguson Bros, Gillandersland, Linlithgow.

Prime Heifers up to 250p from A S Hay, Mains  of Cultmalundie for a Limousin purchased by D Campbell Butcher, Callander and to £1635 for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees.

Other Leading prices

Bullocks per Head

£1656 Loanrigg

£1610 Todhall

£1575 Burnshot

£1560 & £1555 Learielaw

Heifers per Head

£1512 Bankhead

£1503 & £1494 Brockwoodlees

£1486 Todhall

Bullocks per kg

240p Learielaw (Twice)

232p Todhall

230p Brockwoodlees & Turniemoon

Heifers per kg

245p Learielaw

235p Brockwoodlees

230p Bankhead

Fleshed Beef OTM’s averaged 152p selling to 170ppkg for a Simmental from R Millar, High Cattadale and to £1470 for a Charolais from J More, Bield. The overall average for beef OTMs (including feeding cows) levelled out at 140ppkg.

Dairy Cows averaged 106ppkg selling to 134p from Lundie Farming, Ardgarth and to £1060 from J Brewster, Boclair.

Cast Bulls sold to 130p for a Simmental from R Miller, High Cattadale.

Other Leading Prices

Beef OTMs Per Head

£1460 Bield

£1260 Learielaw

£1220 Turniemoon

£1180 & £1150 Middle Ballat

Beef OTMs Per kg

166p Learielaw & Bield

165p Gillandersland

158p & 157p Greenwall

156p Ardgarth

Dairy Cows Per Head

£960 Ardgarth

£900 Walton

£880 & £860 Blairmains

Dairy Cows Per kg

123p High Cattadale

120p Blairmains & Ardgarth

Also forward were 71 young calves and stirks. The largest show of calves seen at this centre for some time, resulted in most classes selling away to favourable rates with dairy calves seeing the biggest rise, however young beef calves would be easier on the fortnight.

Topping the sale was a thumping three-month-old British Blue Bullock calf from R & W Waugh, Summerhouse, Avonbridge, fetching £430.

Black & White Bull calves sold to £150 from J Brewster, Boclair, Bearsden.

Other Leading Prices;

Bullock Stirks

British Blue – £425

Beef Bull Calves

British Blue – £290 Boclair; £285 Claylands; £280, £275 & £260 Boclair; £255 Airthrey Kerse

Simmental – £280 Gartclush

Limousin – £205 South Glassingall; £200 Claylands

Aberdeen Angus – £200 & £180 (x3) South Glassingall

Beef Heifer Calves

British Blue – £425 Langfauld

Simmental – £250 & £230 Gartclush

Charolais – £250 Ardgate

Aberdeen Angus – £240 Airthrey Kerse

Limousin – £200 South Glassingall

Dairy Bullock Calves

Holstein/Friesian – £118, £110 & £105 Meikle Camoquhill

Dairy Bull Calves

Continental – £115 Claylands

Ayrshire – £105 & £82 Clochkeil (Campbeltown)

Holstein/Friesian – £85 Claylands & Meikle Camoquhill