Around the markets – 05.12.19

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Oban – United Auctions Tuesday November 26 sold 959 sheep of all classes at the last sheep sale of the year at this centre. The 559 lambs averaged £40.42 (+£7.54) and 298 Ewes averaged £34.21 (+£13.65). All classes of sheep sold very well and to an active ringside of buyers.
LAMBS – SUFFx – £68.00, Mid Farm; £60.00, Daltote; £56.00, Glebe; £55.00, Torbhlaren. TEXx – £72.00, Torbhlaren; £70.00, 15 Keil Croft; £62.00, Wood Cottage Croft; £56.00, 3 Baligrundle; £56.00, Tyree; £55.00, Achaleven. CHEV – £58.00, Gallanachmore; £58.00, 8 Kilkenneth, Tiree; £58.00, Daltote; £55.00, Burnbank. CROSS – £56.50, Kilbride Farm; £56.00, Achaleven; £55.00, Kilbride Farm; £54.00, Killiechronan Estate. MULE – £60.00, Killiechronan Estate. BF – £51.00, Gallanachmore; £51.00, Wood Cottage Croft; £50.00, Treshnish Farm.
EWES – SUFFx – £76.00, Mannal, Tiree; £75.00, Mid Farm. BFL – £68.00, Croish, Tiree. TEXx – £73.00, 15 Keil Croft. CHEV – £67.00, Croish, Tiree; £60.00, 8 Kilkenneth, Tiree; £60.00, Wood Cottage Croft; £56.00, Mid Farm. CROSS – £54.00, Torbhlaren. MULE – £47.00, Glenshellach. BF – £47.50, Burnbank; £42.00, Knock Farm; £41.00, Ensay Farm.

Fort William – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on November, 29 sold 79 store cattle, 35 OTM cattle and 1,204 sheep.
Bullocks (56) sold to 228.0p per kilo for a pair of 250kg Limousin crosses from Tigh Airigh, Blarmacfoldach, and £930 gross for a 600kg Simmental cross from Meall Mo Chridhe, Kilchoan.
Heifers (23) sold to 196.9p per kilo for a pen of 320kg Limousin crosses from Fersit, Roy Bridge, and £770 gross for a 520kg Charolais cross from Achadhulachraich, Invergarry.
OTM cows (35) sold to 119.1p per kilo for a 680kg Simmental cross from Moy Farm, Banavie, and £970 gross for an 840kg Shorthorn cross also from Moy Farm.
Store lambs (661) sold to £79.50 gross for Cheviots from Dalilea, Acharacle.
Feeding sheep (543) sold to £100 gross for a Suffolk ram from Market Stance, Fort Augustus.
Other leading prices per head and per kilo:
Bullocks – 201 – 250kg – Tigh Airigh, £570, 1 Kinsadel, Morar, 224.4p; 251 – 300kg – Fersit, £600, 2 and 3 Kinloid, Arisaig, £219.2p; 301- 350kg – Fersit, £655, 201.5p; 351-400kg – 1 Kinsadel, Morar, £725; 401kg and over – Scallastle Farm, Craigmuir, £800.
Heifers – 201-250kg – Tigh Airigh, £490, 196.0p; 251-300kg – Moy Farm, £450; 301-350kg – Fersit, £630, 2 and 3 Kinloid, 180.7p.
Other leading prices per head:
OTM feeding cows: 73-75 Achosnich, Ardnamurchan, (BSho), £930; Acraichean, Sanday, (ShoX), £910; Steall, Fort William, (AAX), £870; Moy Farm, (SimX), £810;
Other leading prices per kilo
OTM feeding cows: 73-75 Achosnich, (BSho), 117.0p; Branault, Achateny, (LimX), 116.1p; Moy Farm, (ShoX), 115.5p; Steall, (AAX), 112.3p.
Other leading prices per head
Lambs: Mule – Glentruim Farms, Newtonmore, £77; Chev – 8, 9 and 10 Cuilchenna, Onich, £61; BF – Lochnell Home Farm, Oban, £60; LleynX – Steall, £60 (twice); Cross – Hillside Farm, Kilchoan, £59.50; SuffX – 4 Glebehill, Kilchoan, £56; EsyX – Tigh Seanaid, Inchree, £52.
Feeding sheep: Suff ram – Lochnell Home Farm, £95; Chev ram – Keppoch Farms, Roy Bridge, £85; Suffolk gmr – Lochnell Home Farm, £78; Cross ram – Market Stance, £60; Lleyn ewe – Steall, £56; BF gmr – Sonachan, Kilchoan, £54; Cross wdr – 2 Blaich, Fort William, £50.