Around the markets 22.08.19

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Tiree – United Auctions held their annual lamb sale at Tiree Auction Mart on Saturday August 17, when 4670 lambs sold to the usual strong force of buyers. Lambs sold to average £59.17 per head or 170.60p per kilo which recorded a sale average increase per head of £2.89 whilst the average price per kilo remained unchanged. As evident from the sale averages, lambs were weighing around 1.5 kilos more on the year. Overall, an excellent show of quality bred lambs was presented at this sale.

Principal lots and prices.
Top prices per head.
Lambs.

SUFFx: £84.50 and £81.00 – 2/15 Balevullin : £78.00 – Hillcrest and 2/15 Balevullin : £76.50 – Druimasaidh : £75.50 – 6 Crossapol : £74.00 – 9 Barrapol and Heylipol Farm : £72.50 – 15 Crossapol : £72.00 – Hillcrest and 2 Heylipol : £71.50 – Salum and Roadside : £71.00 – 2 Heylipol and 2/15 Balevullin : £70.50 – Benview : £70.00 – 9 Barrapol and 8 Cornaigbeg : £68.00 – 10 Crossapol and 6 Crossapol : £67.50 – 6 Barrapol : £67.00 – Croish : £66.50 – 4 Kilkenneth : £66.00 – Hillcrest, Benview and 6 Crossapol : £65.50 – 9 Barrapol.
TEXx: £85.00 – 4 Kilkenneth : £81.00 – Deobedal : £79.00 – 4 Kilkenneth : £78.00 – 6 Barrapol : £77.00 and £75.50 – Braeside : £74.50 – Whitehouse : £73.50 – 6 Barrapol and Braeside : £73.00 – Ardmay : £72.00 – Hillcrest : £71.00 – 6 Crossapol and Crofthouse : £70.50 – 6 Barrapol : £70.00 – Whitehouse : £69.50 – Ruaig and 4 Kilkenneth : £69.00 – 3 Middleton, Braeside, 4 Heanish and 3 Balevullin : £68.50 – Lochside : £68.00 – 7 Balinoe and 6 Crossapol.
BELTx: £86.00 – Heylipol Farm : £81.00 – 6 Barrapol : £79.00 and £76.00 – Heylipol Farm : £76.00 – Ruaig : £69.00 – 6 Barrapol : £65.50 – Ruaig : £63.50 – Heylipol Farm.
HB: £62.50 – 8 Barrapol.
CHEV: £67.50 – 9 Vaul : £65.50 – Druimasaidh : £65.00 and £65.50 – 8 Kilkenneth.
CROSS: £76.50 – 2/15 Balevullin : £64.50 – 3a Caolis : £61.00 – Beechwood.
MULE: £65.00 – Braeside : £64.00 – Lochside : £62.00 – 3 Balevullin.
BF: £52.50 – Lochside.
Top prices per kilo.
SUFFx: 185p – 4 Kilkenneth and Salum : 181p – Hillcrest and Benview : 179p – Scarinish Farm and Garaphail : 178p – 8 Cornaigbeg and 6 Barrapol : 177p – 6 Barrapol : 176p – Clachan, Garaphail, Ardeas and Whitehouse : 175p – 4 Kilkenneth : 174p – Croish, Ardeas and 10 Balevullin : 173p – Hillcrest, Garaphail and 6 Crossapol : 172p – Benview.
TEXx: 236p – 4 Heanish : 209p – Braeside : 199p – Dunbeag : 195p – Lochphuil : 192p – Whitehouse : 191p – Braeside : 190p – 4 Kilkenneth : 189p – 3 Middleton : 188p – Braeside and Sandaig : 186p – Dunbeag and Lochphuil : 185p – Heylipol Farm : 183p – Dunbeag and 4 Kilkenneth : 182p – 3a Caolis, Clachan, Lochphuil and Crofthouse : 181p – 6 Barrapol : 180p – 4 Kilkenneth.
BELTx: 218p, 214p and 198p – Heylipol Farm : 197p, 194p and 187p – Ruaig : 184p – 6 Barrapol and Ruaig : 183p and 179p – 6 Barrapol.
CHEVx: 193p – 8 Kilkenneth.
CROSS: 190p – Scarinish Farm.
MULE: 163p – Roadside : 161p – Lochside.
BF: 147p – Lochside.

Oban – United Auctions held their opening show and sale of Lambs at Oban Livestock Centre on Tuesday August 13 when 4375 head were sold. Lambs were shown in exceptional good bloom with many purchasers commenting that they have never seen such a good show of lambs at this centre. Lambs sold to average £58.55 per head. In general, most sellers were receiving around £2 per head rise on the year whilst some exceptional lots were up slightly more. A good following of buyers were in attendance. The show of pens of 25 lambs + was judged by Mr J Johnston, West Montgarswood, Ayrshire and the following are his awards.

1st and Champion Pen = J MacCormick, Balnagown £73; 2nd and Reserve Champion = D Dempster, Barguillean £68; 3rd = D MacCormick, Baligarve £70.50. The show of Lambs was kindly sponsored by Carrs of Billington whose shield was awarded to Mr J MacCormick, Balnagown.

Principal lots and prices.
Lambs.

SUFFx: £74.50 – Strongorm : £73.00 – Balnagown : £72.50 – Frackersaig : £68.00 – Strongorm : £67.00 – Ardencaple : £67.00 – Achnacreebeag : £67.00 – Mid Farm : £65.00 – Ardlarach : £64.00 – Frackersaig : £63.00 – Balnagown : £61.00 – Ardlarach.
TEXx: £74.00 – Kames Beag : £73.50 – Poltalloch : £73.00 and £71.00 – Balnagown : £70.50 – Baligarve : £70.50 – 3 Baligrundle : £70.00 – Balnagown (A MacColl) : £70.00 – Strongorm : £68.00 – Kames Beag : £68.00 – Barguillean : £67.00 – Strongorm : £67.00 – Barguillean : £66.50 – Bailuacraich : £66.00 – Keilbeg : £66.00 – 2 Baligrundle : £65.50 – Blackcroft Crofting : £65.50 – Balnagown : £65.00 – Newfield : £65.00 – Dunach Estate.
BELTx: £72.00 – Island View : £69.50 – Achuaran : £64.00 – Island View.
ROUGE: £65.00 – Island View.
CHARx: £52.00 – Creagnich.
CHEV: £73.00 – 58 Tangasdale, Barra : £60.00 – 85 Borve, Barra.
CROSS: £73.50 – Strongorm : £70.50 – Inshaig.
MULE: £66.00 – Achuaran : £63.00 – Fiart : £63.00 – Glenmachrie : £60.00 – Stronacroibh.
BF: £36.50 – Ben Alder Estate.
Ewes.
TEXx: £62.00 – Dunach Estate : £56.00 – Strontoiler.
CHEV: £54.00 – Dunach Estate.

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