Market prices – 10.10.19

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United Auctions, Oban Sale, Tuesday October 1: The annual show and sale of suckled calves took place at Oban Livestock Centre –  759 head was sold. Bullocks sold to average £546.57 or 202.5 pence per kilo (- £16 per head or -17.3 pence per kilo).  Heifers levelled out at £490.72 per head or 188.6 pence per kilo (+ £17.70 per head and – 1.5 pence per kilo). Mr Anderson, Nether Falla, Peebles judged the various show classes and his awards are as follows:  Bullock Calf: 1st & Reserve Overall D MacDonald, Tyree.  2nd M/s Troughton, Ardachy. 3rd Mr Buchanan, Shenavallie.  Heifer Calf: 1st & Overall Champion M/s Campbell, Achnacree Beag. 2nd Miss Campbell, Achnacree Beag. 3rd Mr MacCormick, Balnagown.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES – TOP PRICE PER HEAD
BULLOCKS
AAx: £1005(2) – Ashfield Farm : £1000 & £940(5) – Craignaich : £870(2) – Kilbride (Balvicar).

BSx: £745 & £700(2) – Iochdar.

BRBx: £940 – Fiart.

CHARx: £705 & £665 – Shenavallie.

LIMx: £960 – Barcaldine HF : £935 (3) – Ardachy : £910 – Baligarve : £900 – Tyree : £900 & £890 – Achnaba : £880 – North Ardnaclach.

LUING: £655 (10), £620 (10) – Ardlarach.

SIMx: £640(4) – Scamadale : £640(2) – Strongorm : £620(4) – Scammadale : £600(5) – Ardencaple.

HEIFERS
AAx: £545 – Poltalloch.

BSx: £565 – Poltalloch.

CHARx: £590 – Shenavallie.

LIMx: £970 – Achnacree Beag : £950 – Balnagown : £925 – Achnacree Beag: £900 – Ardachy : £900 – Tyree.

SHx: £775 – Iochdar.

SIMx: £620 – Kilbride (Balvicar).

BG: £660 – Ashfield.

TOP PRICES PER KILO
BULLOCKS
AAx: 286p(8), 258p(9) & 234p(6) – Poltalloch : 233p(9) – Rhulios (Barra) : 226p(3) – Kinlochlaich : 225p(9) – Poltalloch : 225p(6) – Rhulios : 221p(5) & 220p – Kilbride (Balvicar).

BSx: 225p – Glenamachrie : 222p – 10 Caolis (Vatersay).

BRBx: 216p – Shenavallie.

CHARx: 246p, 233p, 231p, 223p & 221p(2) – Shenavallie.

LIMx: 301p (3) – Strongorm : 276p(2) – Poltalloch : 270p (2) – Strongorm : 262p – Pennygown : 260p & 253p(4) – Poltalloch : 253p – Aird Farm : 251p(2) – Kengharair : 250p(2) – Iochdar : 243p(2) – Pennygown : 238p (3) – Ardachy : 236p – Pennygown : 236p(2) – Scoor : 236p – Strongorm : 236p – Tyree.

LUING: 215p(2) – Clachan (Kilninver).

SALx: 236p(2) – Scoor.

SIMx: 244p(7) – Kilbride (Balvicar) : 243p(5) – Ardencaple : 236p(6) – Strongorm : 233p(4) – Scammadale : 233p(5) – Strongorm : 231p(2) – Pennygown.

SHx: 191p – 3 Vatersay.

HEIFERS
AAx: 213p – Poltalloch : 193p(2) – 5 Vatersay.

BSx: 222p – Poltalloch.

CHARx: 223p(2) & 217p – Shenavallie.

LIMx: 253p(2) – Pennygown : 251p – Ardachy : 241p – Achnacree Beag : 234p(4) – Achnaba : 230p – Tyree : 226p – Achnacree Beag : 226p – Achnaba.

SALx: 219p(2) – Scoor.

SIMx: 233p(2) & 224p(2) – Kilbride (Balvicar).

United Auctions, Dalmally Sale, Saturday October 5: Sale of 1,304 lambs and sheep at Dalmally Auction Mart recently when lambs averaged £35.14 per head or 129.5 pence per kilo. A small show of mixed quality sheep sold in keeping with recent rates and to a good ringside of buyers.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES
LAMBS
SUFFx: £52.00 – Boorach Beg.

CHEV: £40.00 – Kingairloch Estate : £40.00 – Couston Farm.

CROSS: £48.00 – Ardchonnel Farm : £45.00 – High Balantyre arm : £43.00 – Brenchoille Farm.

BF: £45.00 – Ederline Estate : £45.00 – Sonachan Farm : £42.00 – Dunloskin Farm : £42.00 – Achnaba Farm : £41.50 – Achnacone Farm.

GIMMERS
BF: £75.00 – Feorline.

CORRECT EWES
CHEV: £53.00, £52.00, £50.00 & £47.00 – Rhynachulaig.

CAST EWES
TEXx: £58.00 – Silvercraigs.

CROSS: £49.00 – Garrogie Estates.

BF: £55.00 – Tullochcan : £53.00 – Crunachy : £50.00 – High Balantyre.

TOP PRICES PER KILO
LAMBS
SUFFx: 142p – Boorach Beg.

CHEV: 132p – Kingairloch Estate.

CROSS: 136p – Brenchoille : 135p – Dunolliebeg : 134p – High Balantyre.

BF: 170p – Ederline Estate.

United Auctions, Islay Sale, Friday October 4: sold 5133 lambs and sheep at their recent sale, which included the annual Ram Show and Sale, also the annual Islay Breeding Sheep Sale. The Ram Show was judged by Mr. R Wilkie, Tillyboy, Echt, Aberdeenshire and his awards were as follows:  Blackface Rams: 1st Robbie Brown,  Newton Cottage £600.  2nd G Currie, Upper Cragabus £450. 3rd Elliot Bowman, Upper Cragabus.  Crossing Rams: 1st Sheena Woodrow, Newmains (Texel Ram Lamb) £400. 2nd Morag Grant, Upper Cragabus (Texel Shearling) £350. 3rd D Currie Balachlaven (Blueface Shearling) £300.  Champion at Show Robbie Brown (Blackface). Reserve Champion Sheena Woodrow (Texel Ram Lamb).  A good following of buyers ensured all stock was cleared at firm rates, albeit that the lambs which averaged £54.56 per head or 147.2 pence per kilo, recorded a drop of £2.81 per head or 13 pence per kilo on the corresponding sale last year.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
LAMBS
SUFFx: £68.50 – Uiskentuie : £66.50 – Claggan : £66.00 – Starchmill : £66.00 – Islay Estates : £66.00 – Lossit : £65.50 – Kilchiaran : £65.00 – Croft 3 Port Mor : £65.00 – Octofad : £65.00 – Ardbeg : £64.00 – Islay Estates : £63.00 – Ballimartin : £61.50 – Duich : £61.00 – Octofad : £60.50 – Carrabus.

LLEYNx: £62.50 – Ardbeg.

TEXx: £66.00 – Tallant : £65.00 – Pairc A Chlassan : £64.00 – Tormisdale Farm : £62.00 – Carrabus : £60.50 – Claggan.

CHEV: £64.50 – Aoradh : £58.00 – Ardfarnal : £56.50 – Aoradh : £51.00 – Duich.

CROSS: £73.00 – Achnaclach : £67.50 – Stanalane : £65.00 – Ardbeg : £60.50 – Achnaclach.

MULE: £69.00 – Bola Na Traigh : £64.00 – Claggan : £57.00 – Duich : £56.50 – Islay Estate : £56.00 – Ballachlaven.

CHEV MULE: £64.00 – Ardbeg.

BF: £56.00 – Ceannacroic : £49.50 – 9 Cnoc Na Faire : £47.00 – Islay Estates : £46.00 – Kelsay : £45.00 – Islay Estates.

FEEDING EWES
SUFFx: £76.00 – Coille : £74.00 – Smaladh : £71.00 – Portantruan : £69.00 – 11 Charlotte Street : £63.00 – Uiskentuie.

TEXx: £81.00 – Claggan : £78.50 – Blackrock : £70.00 & £64.50 – Carrabus : £63.00 – Blackrock.

CHEV: £73.00 & £64.50 – Aoradh.

CROSS: £64.00 – Coille : £53.00 – Duich.

MULE: £59.00 – Starchmill : £59.00 & £55.00 – Islay Estates.

BF: £38.50 – Starchmill : £37.00 – Bola Na Traigh

RAMS
BFL: £650 & £500 – Coille Farm

BELTx: £600 – Blackrock : £400 & £300 – Coille.

TEX: £400 – 16 West End : £350 – Corncrake Cottage.

BF: £600 – Newton Cottage : £450 – Upper Cragabus Croft.

EWE LAMBS
MULE: £102 – Smaladh : £86 – Bola Na Traigh : £82 – Ballachlaven : £80 – Upper Cragabus Croft.

CHEV MULE: £68 – Corrary :  £65 – Island

BF: £58 & £50 – Ceannacroic.

GIMMERS
MULE: £110 & £108 – School Street : £102 – Keppols.

TEXx: £82 – Keills.

BF: £64 – Carn Farm.

STOCK EWES
TEXx: £75 – Keills.

WARRANTED EWES
BF: £51 – Kelsay : £48 – Lossit.

MULE: £42 – Duich.

TOP PRICES PER KILO
LAMBS
SUFFx: 165p – Smaladh : 164p – Islay Estates : 164p – Sannaigmore : 161p – Claggan : 161p – Islay Estates : 160p – Ardtalla Estate.

TEXx: 172p & 164p – Carrabus : 161p – Ardtalla Estates : 159p – Stanalane : 159p – Pairc A Chlassan.

CHEV: 157p – Aoradh : 147p – Duich : 144p – Aoradh : 144p – Oransay.

CROSS: 164p, 157p & 156p – Achnaclach : 153p – Sannaigmore : 153p – Carrabus.

MULE: 164p & 159p – Kindrochaid : 159p – Smaladh : 159p – Islay Estates : 158p – Sanaigmore : 157p – Kinnabus Farm.

BF: 142p – Taigh Fhraoich : 139p – Kelsay : 137p – Ceannacroic.