Around the markets 05.03.20

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TIREE – United Auctions on Tuesday February 25 sold 219 Store Cattle and 44 Farrow and Incalf Cows. Bullocks sold to £1160 for a 582Kg HerX from A and A H MacPhail, Clachan to average £824.38 per head (+£14.71) and to 253p/kg for a 297kg, AAx from I C Brown, 6 Barrapol to average 221.40p/kg (+ 3.26p/kg). Heifers sold to £1150 for two, 557Kg, AA crosses from A J MacLean, Heylipol Farm to average £701.11 per head (+£40.13) and to 255p/kg for three, 345kg Char crosses from A J MacLean, Heylipol Farm to average 212.11p/kg (+6.67p/kg). The sale was eventually held after being cancelled twice due to unfavourable weather conditions. Regular buyers were in attendance and all classes of stock were cleared at satisfactory levels comparing favourably to trends being obtained at principal mainland centres.
Principal prices per head
Bullocks – AAx – £1030(4), £1000, Heylipol Farm; £900, Hillcrest. BSx – £810(4), 24 Balephetrish. BRBx – £705(3), Ruaig. BAx – £745(2), Lochphuil. CHARx – £1090(4), £1085(2), £1020(5), Heylipol Farm; £1005(3), 3 Kenovay; £1005, £970(2), Heylipol Farm; £960, Hillcrest. HEx – £1160(3), £1150, £1145, £1140(3), Clachan. LIMx – £1110, £1025(6), £1010(2), Heylipol Farm; £965, Middleton Farm; £950(2), 3 Kenoay. SALx – £830, £820, £805, 8 Cornaigbeg. SHx – £790, Main Road. SIMx – £870, Ruaig; £825, Ardeas; £820, Skipinnis.
Heifers – AAx -£1150(2), £1140(2), £990, £900, Heylipol Farm; £800, Hillcrest. BAx – £815, Lochphuil. CHARx – £960(2), £950(3), £900(3), Heylipol Farm. LIMx – £1140, £940(4), £930(3), Heylipol Farm. SALx – £705, Main Road.
SIMx – £750, 10 Crossapol.
Bullocks per Kilo – AAx – 253p, 234p (3), 6 Barrapol; 234p, 12 Crossapol; 237p, 236p, 6 Barrapol; 234p(4), 230p, Heylipol Farm; 230p, Hillcrest. BRBx – 245p, 8 Barrapol; 244p(3), Ruaig. BAx – 236p(2), Lochphuil. CHARx – 241p(4), 238p(2), 236p(2), 234p(2), 233p(2), Heylipol Farm. HERx – 211p(2), 210p(3), Clachan. LIMx – 250p, 2 Heylipol; 248p, Skipinnis; 244p, Ruaig; 240p(4), 235p, Heylipol Farm; 235p, 2 Heylipol; 232p(2), 230p, Heylipol Farm. SALx – 241p(2), 8 Cornaigbeg; 240p(2), 6 Crossapol; 240p(2), 8 Cornaigbeg. SIMx – 249p, Ruaig; 240p, 10 Crossapol; 235p, 2 Heylipol ; 235p(2), 3A Caolis; 233p, Ruaig; 232p, 10 Crossapol.
Heifers per Kilo – AAx – 236p, 6 Barrapol; 210p, Hillcrest. BRBx – 214p, Ruaig. BAx – 217p, Lochphuil.
CHARx – 255p(3), 250p(3), 237p(3), 229p(2), Heylipol Farm. LIMx – 245p, 244p(3), 237p, Hillcrest; 234p(3), Skipinnis; 233p(3), Heylipol Farm; 232p(2), Hillcrest; 230p(2), 2 Heylipol. SALx – 226p(2), 6 Crossapol. SIMx – 227p, Lochphuil.
Farrow Cows
Per Head – AAx – £1040 – Hillcrest; £1010, 31 Balephetrish. CHARx – £1070, Ruaig. LIMx – £1140, £1100, Heylipol Farm.
Per Kilo – 180p, Croish; 147p, 134p, Heylipol Farm; 133p, Hillcrest; 132p, Croish; 130p, Heylipol Farm.
Incalf Cows
LIMx – £1010, Heylipol Farm. SALx – £1020, 6 Crossapol. SIMx – £1030, Heylipol Farm.

LOCHMADDY – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on Tuesday February 25 sold 91 store cattle and 9 OTM.
Bullocks (44) averaged 216.6p and sold to 270.8p per kilo for a 240kg Limousin cross from 10 Hougharry, Lochmaddy and £1,040 gross for a 510kg Limousin cross from 4 Tigharry, Lochmaddy.
Heifers (47) averaged 209.0 and sold to 252.0p per kilo for a 250kg Limousin cross from 9 Malaglate, Lochmaddy and £940 gross for a 395kg Limousin cross from 16 Tigharry, Lochmaddy, and also for a 480kg Limousin cross from 7 Tigharry, Lochmaddy.
OTM cattle (9) averaged 107.6p and sold to 142.9p per kilo and £900 gross for a Limousin cross from Hastain, Lochmaddy.
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks 250 – 300kg – 15 Tigharry, Lochmaddy, £650, 224.1p; 301 – 350kg – 3
Creagorry, Benbecula, £880, 258.8p; 351 – 400kg – 16 Tigharry, £990, 25.9p; 401 – 450 – 1 Knockline, Lochmaddy, £1,030, 16 Tigharry, 235.7p; over 451kg – 16 Tigharry, £990, 210.6p.
Heifers up to 250kg – 10 Hougharry, £540, 221.3p; 251 – 300kg – 15 Tigharry, £660, 10 Hougharry, 237.0p; 301 – 350kg – 16 Tigharry, £730, 7 Sollas, Lochmaddy, 219.4p; 351 – 400kg – 15 Carinish, Lochmaddy, £800, 16 Tigharry, 238.0p; over 400kg – 4 Tigharry, and 1
Knockline, £900, 4 Tigharry, 222.2p.

LOCHMADDY – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on Tuesday February 25 sold 173 store sheep of all classes.
Lambs (82) averaged £56.02 and sold to £74 gross for a pen of Suffolk crosses from 6
Rhuban, Eriskay.
Ewes (61) averaged £58.80 and sold to £90 gross for a pair of Suffolk crosses from 15 Liniclate, Benbecula.
Feeding sheep (30) averaged £46.37 and sold to £80 gross for a Beltex cross ram from 4
Hacklett, Benbecula.
Other leading prices per head:
Lambs: Cross – 6 Rhuban, £70; Chev – 15 Liniclate, Creagorry, £69; SuffX – Failte, Berneray, £65; TexX – 6 Rhuban, £64.
Ewes: Chev – 2/3 Clachan Sands, Lochmaddy, £88; Cross – 9 Aird, Benbecula, £88.
Feeding sheep: TexX wdr – 20 Rushgarry, Beneray, £74; Chev ram – 6 Dunganichy,
Benbecula, £68; Chev wdr – 16 Liniclate, Benbecula, £65; Cross wdr – 3 Creagorry,
Benbecula, £63; BFL ram – 4 Hacklett, Creagorry, £60.