New record set at Oban Livestock Centre

Champion calf at Oban on Tuesday from D W Semple & Son, Dippen Farm.

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Oban – United Auctions on Tuesday December 3 held their annual Christmas show and sale when they sold 794 suckled calves and store cattle at Oban Livestock Centre. Prior to the sale, the judging was in the capable hands of Mr Gareth Scott, Meikle Ittington, Ardrossan when he awarded the Champion prize and The Cameron Livestock Quaich to D W Semple and Son, Dippen Farm, Campbeltown for their 358kg, LimX heifer which later realised £2900 (centre record) to J Pirrie, Blarnavaid Farm, Drymen. Bullocks sold to £1080 for a 662kg, SalX from Drumaglea Ltd, Tiree to average £667.23 (+£59.63). Heifers averaged £628.71 (+£90.99). Bullocks sold to 308p/kg for a 292kg CharX from D W Semple and Son to average 224p/kg (+13p/kg) and heifers averaged 225p/kg (+30p/kg), selling to 810p/kg for the Champion. A large following of buyers were in attendance from throughout Scotland and England which ensured all stock being cleared at highly satisfactory rates to seller’s advantage.

Mainland bullock: 1. E and L MacGillivray, Barcaldine Home Farm 2. D W Semple and Son, Dippen Farm 3. A and B A Campbell, Achnacree Beag, North Connel

Mainland heifer: 1. D W Semple and Son, Dippen Farm 2. T Hamilton, Kilwhipnach, Campbeltown 3. D MacDonald, Tyree, Benderloch

Island bullock: 1. A and I MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree 2. R Cuninghame, Neriby, Islay 3. RSPB Aoradh Farm, Islay

Island heifer: 1. A and I MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree 2. RSPB Aoradh, Islay 3. R Cuninghame, Neriby, Islay

Champion and The Cameron Livestock Quaich: D W Semple and Son, Dippen Farm – LIMx Heifer. Reserve champion: A and I MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree – LIMx Bullock.

Leading prices per head
BLKS (512) – AAx – £1005, 11 Eoligarry, Barra; £795(2), Dalrannoch, Connel; £730, 2 Cleat, Barra; £720(5), Ashfield, Achnamara. BSx – £760(2), £750, £735(4), Fiart. BRBx – £1010, Barcaldine Home Farm; £920, Tyree; £915, Low Dunashery; £905, Keil Crofts. CHARx – £965, Drumaglea Ltd; £960, Neriby; £945(5), Ballochgair; £940, £900, Dippen. LIMx – £1040, Barcaldine Home Farm; £1000, Achnacree Beag; £960, Ruaig, Tiree; £960, Achnacree Beag; £960, Taychreggan; £950, Tyree; £925, Achnacree Bay; £920, Ardachy; £910, Tyree; £900, Achnacree Bay; £900(2), Tyree. LUING – £640(2), Cliad, Coll. SALx – £1080, £995(5), £890(4), Drumaglea Ltd. SIMx – £915, Kilvaree Farm; £890, Kiloran Farmers, Colonsay; £785(3), Ballard, Coll. HFRS (278) – AAx – £610, Dalrannoch, Connel. BSHx – £755, Fiart. BRBx – £1650, £1180, £800, Tyree. CHARx – £920, Neriby; £830, Dippen; £820, Aoradh, Islay. LIMx – £2900, Dippen; £1700, Ruaig, Tiree; £1400, Dippen; £1220, Kilwhipnach; £970, Achnacree Beag; £960, Tyree; £900(5), Ardachy; £900, Dallachulish. SALx – £780, Drumaglea Ltd. SIMx – £910(2), £840, Kiloran Farmers.
Per kilo
– BLKS – AAx – 246p(5), Lochnell Home Farm; 243p(3), Ashfield Farm; 236p(4), Ballymeanach Farm; 235p, 232p, Ashfield. BSHx – 244p, East Hynish, Tiree; 243p(4), Fiart. BRBx – 263p, Tyree; 259p(3), Neriby; 255p, Ruaig, Tiree; 249p, 245p, Tyree; 237p, Neriby. CHARx – 308p, 278p, Dippen Farm; 277p(4), 272p(2), 270p(5), Neriby; 257p(4), Kinnabus Farm, Islay; 256p, Aoradh, Islay; 252p(5), Kildalloig; 250p, 247p(4), 243p(4), Neriby. LIMx – 284p, Ruaig, Tiree; 282p, Balligarve; 282p(2), 279p, 275p(4), Ardachy; 272p(10), Turnault; 271p, Ardachy; 269p, Tyree; 267p, Balligarve; 266p, Barcaldine Home Farm; 265p, Ruaig; 265p(4), Kilwhipnach; 264p, Barcaldine Home Farm; 259p(4), Ardachy; 258p, Dalvuie; 256p(8), Kilwhipnach. LUING – 232p(2), Cliad, Coll; 230p(2), Homefield Croft. SALx – 262p(8), 256p(6), Neriby. SIMx – 253p(7), 250p(3), Scammadale Farm; 245p(4), Arileod, Coll. HFRS – AAx – 240p, Dalvuie. BSHx – 229p(5), Tayvallich Estates. BRBx – 434p, 316p – Tyree; 247p, 241p(3), Neriby; 234p, Tyree. CHARx – 275p(2), 259p, Dippen; 254p(7), 246p, Neriby; 246p, Aoradh; 242p, Neriby. LIMx – 810p, Dippen; 578p, Ruaig; 424p, Dippen; 353p, Kilwhipnach; 322p, Tyree; 292p(5), 279p(4), Ardachy; 279p, Kilwhipnach; 264p(2), Ardlarach; 264p, Balnagown; 256p(2), Inion Farm; 252p(4), Tyree; 249p(3), Turnault. SALx – 247p(6), 245p(6), Neriby. SIMx – 239p, Ardencaple.

Champion bullock at Dalmally on Saturday from A & I MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree.

Dalmally – United Auctions on Saturday December 7 sold 523 suckled calves, store and breeding cattle at their annual Christmas show and sale. Bullocks averaged £641.13 (- £5.32) and sold to £1240 for the champion, a 536kg, CharX from A and I MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree to W Cameron, Keith. Heifers averaged £597.96 (+ £68.90) and sold to £1070 for, a 341kg, BRBx from FD and D McVicar, Lephinchapel. Bullocks averaged 223p/kg (+10p/kg) to 300p/kg for a 287kg, LimX from FD and D McVicar and heifers averaged 216p/kg (+22p/kg) to 333.3p/kg for 2, 195kg SHx from J and J MacPherson, Balliemeanoch Farm, Dalmally. Prior to the sale the judging was in the capable hands of D H Hunter, Broachrigg Farm, Rosewell, Edinburgh and his awards were as follows:

Autumn Born Bullock – A and I MacInnes, Ruaig – Champion Spring Born Bullock Calves; 1. FD and D McVicar, Lephinchapel – Reserve Champion 2. FD and D McVicar, Lephinchapel Spring Born Heifer Calves; 1. FD and D McVicar, Lephinchapel 2. FD and D McVicar, Lephinchapel 3. J W Bennie and Sons, Merkins Farm, Alexandria

A good following of buyers were in attendance and all classes of stock sold at similar rates to the earlier sale held at Oban Livestock Centre, resulting in sellers returning home satisfied with the their day’s proceedings.

Leading Prices per Head
BLKS – AAx – £990, 10 Eoligarry, Barra; £960, Steall; £880, 10 Eoligarry. BSHx – £810, 10 Eoligarry; £800(2), Gartincaber. BRBx – £1190, £1150, £1100, Ruaig, Tiree; £1060(2), £820, Lephinchapel. CHARx – £1240, Ruaig; £800(2), Merkins. LIMx – £1030, Ruaig; £860, Lephinchapel; £840, Craig Farm; £840(4), 10 Eoligarry. LUIx – £750(2), Luss Estate Co. SALx – £760, Otter Estate. SIMx – £1150, 10 Eoligarry; £1000, £960, £870, 13 Eoligarry. HFRS – AAx – £610, Otter Estate. BSHx – £710(3), Gartincaber; £650(2), Stonefield Farms; £650(2), Gartincaber. BRBx – £1070, £990, £820, Lephinchapel. CHARx – £830, Gartincaber; £770, Bragleenmore. LIMx – £880, £870, 13 Eoligarry; £860, 16 Carnoch; £810, 10 Eoligarry. LUIx – £750, Luss Estate Co. SIMx – £760(3), £730, Couston Farm; £730, Merkins Farm. SHx – £920(3), Cruachan, Killin.
£1920, Dall Farm; £1850, £1720, £1700, £1620, Duncroisk.
Leading Prices per Kilo BLKS – AAx – 240p, 10 Eoligarry; 235p(4), Steall. BSHx – 231p(2), Feorline. BRBx – 283p, Lephinchapel; 283p, Feorlin; 274p, 259p(2) Lephinchapel. CHARx – 263p(7), Ederline Estate; 261p, 257p, Musdale Farm; 248p(2), Merkins Farm; 244p(4), Couston Farm. LIMx – 300p(3), Lephinchapel; 279p, Cuiluaine; 276p, 274p, Lephinchapel; 273p, Stonefield Farms; 270p(2), 13 Eoligarry; 266p(6), Ellary Estate; 264p, 16 Eoligarry(Corncrake Cottage) 264p, 262p, Craigmore; 261p(5), 259p(4), 10 Eoligarry; 258p(8), Otter Estate; 257p, 13 Eoligarry; 252p(5), Ellary Farms; 250p(2), Keppoch Farm. SALx – 258p, Otter Estate. SIMx – 266p, Ellary Farms; 253p, Pitcastle Estate; 250p, 10 Eoligarry; HFRS – BSHx – 273p(2), Stonefield Farm; 244p(3), Gartincaber; 240p, Feorlin. BRBx – 332p, 313p, 244p, Lephinchapel; CHARx – 251p(2), Kildavaig; 249p(3), Merkins Farm; 247p(8), Kildavaig; 240p(9), Laggan Farms; 232p, Bragleenmore. LIMx – 265p, Lephinchapel; 260p, 10 Eoligarry; 252p, Merkins Farm; 250p, 240p, 10 Eoligarry; 238p, Lephinchapel; 238p, 237p, 236p(2), 10 Eoligarry. SIMx – 259p(2), Kilvaree Farm; 240p(3), 234p, Couston Farm; 226p, Craigmore. SHx – 333p(2), 274p, 272p(2), Balliemeanoch.