Around the markets 31.10.19

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Dalmally – United Auctions on Friday October 25 held a sale of 2069 sheep of all classes. Lambs averaged £39.15 (+£5.46). A good show of long keeping type lambs sold to a lively ringside of buyers resulting in all classes selling above seller’s expectations. Breeding sheep of all classes were particularly in keen demand.

Leading prices per head.
Lambs.

Suff – £50.00, Duntuim; Tex – £58.50, Blarghour; £56.00, Duntuim; £55.00, Achnacreemore; £52.50, Kengharair; £52.50, Duntuim; £50.00, Mamore; £50.00 – Blarghour. Chev – £45.00, £44.50, Glenshero; £44.00, Bardaravine. Cross – £62.00, Ardachuple; £56.00, Duntuim; £50.00, Birchfield. Zwa – £44.00, Aspin Lodge. Mule – £51.00, Ardachuple; £44.00, Eastfield.
BF – £52.00, Blarghour; £48.50, Duncroisk; £48.00, Laggan; £46.00, Mamore; £44.00, Auchlyne; £41.00, South Hall. Jac – £44.00, Eastfield.
Ewe lambs
BF – £48.00, Castles Estate; £47.00, Glenfeochan Estate; £44.00, Achnaba; £42.00, Kirkton Farm.
Ewes.
Tex – £70.00, Fidden; £48.00, Curacao; £40.00, Blackmount. Chev – £52.00, Blackmount; £38.00, Kingairloch Estate. Cross – £44.00, Treshnish Farm; £44.00, Curacao. Mule – £48.00, Ardchatten. BF – £68.00, Duncroisk; £52.00, Cuiluaine; £51.00, Callachally; £50.00, Castles Estate; £50.00, £48.00, Ardchonnel Farm.
Correct ewes.
BF – £54.00, Auchreoch; £52.00, Duncroisk; £52.00, Boreland Farms.
Gimmers.
Mule – £105, Fernoch (Lyon). BF – £78.00, £75.00, Kirkton Farm. Lleyn – £88.00, Kirkton Farm. BFL – £90.00, Fernoch (Lyon).
Rams.
Lleyn – £200, £160, £150, Craig Farm; Tex – £160, £150, Ichrachan.
Leading prices per kilo
Lambs.
Lleyn – 145p, Kirkton Farm; Tex – 166p, 159p, Duntuim; 156p, Kengharair; 156p, Blarghour; 156p, Mamore. Chev – 158p, Rhynachulaig; 157p, 147p, Bardaravine. Cross – 151p, Duntuim; 146p, Rhynachulaig; 146p, Achnacreemore; 144p, Ellary Farm. BF – 150p, Ardachy; 149p, Auchlyne; 144p, Duncroisk; 142p, Blarghour; 141p, Ellary Farm.

Fort William – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on Monday October sold 1,106 store sheep of all classes.

Lambs (625) sold to £48 gross twice for a Cheviot from Kilmory, Acharacle and for a Cross from Ockle, Achteny.

Ewes (415) sold to £61 gross for Cheviots from Balnaha, Kilmory.

Feeding sheep (66) sold to £56 gross for Blackface rams from 5 Treslaig, Fort William and 4 Glebehill, Kilchoan.

Other leading prices per head:
Store lambs: Cross – Moy Farm, Banavie, £47.50, 26 Tomonie, Banavie, £47, Fersit, Roy Bridge, £46.50;
BF – Greenfield, Invergarry and Ardnamurchan Estate, Ardnamurchan, £47, Tomonie, Fort William, £46.50, Branault, Achteny, Insh Farm, Spean Bridge and Moy Farm, £44.50; Chev – Kilmory, Acharacle, £47, Tomonie, £46, Keil Farm, Ardgour, £42.50.
Ewes: Chev – Balnaha, £52, Ardnamurchan Estate and Ardgour Estate, £42; Cross – 4 Glebehill, £44, 26 Tomonie, £41, Ockle, £40; BF – Fersit, £41.50, Moy Farm, £39.50.
Feeding sheep: Chev wdr – Kilmory, Acharacle, £44; Chev ram – Ardgour Estate and 4 Glebehill, £40;
Cross gmr – Ardnamurchan Estate, £40.