Around the markets 23.05.19

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Oban – United Auctions held their annual May sale of 124 cattle and 501 sheep of all classes at Oban Livestock Centre on Tuesday May 14. Bullocks sold to average £704.17 per head or 229.39 pence per kilo and heifers levelled out at £652.77 per head or 211.28 pence per kilo. Bullocks sold to a top of £1020 for Limousin crosses from Achnaba while heifers sold to £950, also Limousin crosses from Achnacree Beag. M/s Troughton, Ardachy led the prices per kilo for bullocks at 272.9 whilst Achnaba sold their heifers to 246 pence per kilo. All classes of sheep sold at similar levels to other principal centres.

Principal lots and prices.

Top prices per head.

Bullocks.
AAx: £910(3) and £840(2) – Ardachy.
BSHx: £650(4) – Glenure Estate Ltd.
BRBx: £810(3) – South Achinduin.
LIMx: £1020 and £990 – Achnaba : £985(3), £970(2), £960, £920 and £900(2) – Achnacree Beag.
SIMx: £710(2) – Ballard, Coll.
Heifers.
AAx: £790 – Ardachy.
BRBx: £680 – Tyree.
LIMx: £950(2) – Achnacree Beag : £930 and £920 – Achnaba : £900(2) and £860(2) – Achnacree Beag.
SIMx: £600 – Pennygown, Mull.
Top prices per kilo.
Bullocks.
AAx: 247p(2) and 233p(3) – Ardachy.
BSHx: 249p(6) and 236p(4) – Glenure Estate.
LIMx: 273p(2) – Ardachy : 263p – Tyree : 256p(2) – Achnacree Beag : 256p(2) – Ardachy : 246p – Achnacree Beag : 244p – Ardachy : 243p(3) – Achnacree Beag : 241p – Tyree : 240p – Achnacree Beag.
SHx: 238p(3) – Inshaig.
SIMx: 262p(3) – Ballard, Coll : 236p(2) – Aird Farm.
Heifers.
AAx: 210p(2) – Ardachy.
BRBx: 218p – Tyree.
LIMx: 246p – Achnaba : 243p and 242p(3) – Ardachy : 241p(2), 239p(2) and 232p(2) – Achnacree Beag.
SIMx: 236p and 221p – Ballard, Coll.
Incalf cows. £1000 – Iochdar, Mull : £900 – Achnacree Beag.
Hoggs.
SUFFx: £85 and £75 – Killiechronan.
TEXx: £80 – Kirkton.
CHEV: £59 – Daltote.
CROSS: £67 – Knock : £61 – Acharn.
MULE: £58 – Birchfield.
BF: £63 – Scammadale : £63 – Arronton Place : £57 – Scammadale.
Ewes.
SUFF: £98 – Tyree.
TEXx: £82 and £81 – Torbhlaren.
CHEV: £69.50 – Balnagown : £68 – Pennygown : £60 – Baligarve and Glenamachrie.
CROSS: £55 – Pennygown.
MULE: £69 – Glenmachrie : £68 – Balnagown : £65 – Torbhlaren : £65 – Mid Farm.
BF: £50 – Kilbride, Kilmore : £48 – Cluaran Croft.

Stirling – United Auctions on Saturday May 18 had forward 463 breeding cattle at their second May sale.

Heifers with bull calves at foot: West Thomaston (Lim) £3500, £3400; The Ross (Lim) £3250, £3050; Crosshouse & Little Kilchatten (Lim) £2700; Derrie (BP) £2600; The Ross (BB) £2400; Porterstown (Sim) £2400 & £2350; Knockgerran (Salers) £2200.
Heifers with heifer calves at foot: The Ross (BB) £3400; West Thomaston (Lim) £3300; The Ross (Lim) £3100 & £3050; Little Kilchatten (BP) £2650; Aberbothrie (Cont) £2200; Knockgerran (Salers) £2150; Harehead & Porterstown (Sim) £2100.
Cows with bull calves at foot: Harehead (Sim) £2150 & £2100; Fairfield (AA) £1900 & £1850.
Cows with heifer calves at foot: Bickethall (Lim) £3200; West Thomaston (Lim) £3100; Little Kilchattten (Lim) £2900; Newpark (BG) £2300; Stuartslaw (Sim) £1950; Fairfield (AA) £1850.
Bulling heifers: Balgownie Mains (Lim) £1260; Brybruich (BP) £1250; Tillygloom (Cont) £1220.
Bulls: South Mid Frew (Lim) £2600; Wester Whitecastle (AA) £2000 & (Sht) £1900.

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