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United Auctions, Tiree, Friday October 30: sold 741 suckled calves and store cattle and 52 cast cows. Bullocks sold to £1300, for a 683kg, CharX from M/s MacLean, Heylipol Farm to average £826.50 (+£126.50) while Heifers sold to £1320 for a 677kg, CharX, also from Heylipol Farm to average £745.10 (+£134.91). Bullocks sold to 322p/kg, for two, 236kg Lim crosses from Mr I Brown, 6 Barrapol to average 237.94p/kg (+31.49p) and Heifers sold to 340p/kg for two, 324kg Lim crosses from Mr I MacKinnon, Parkhouse to average 238.73p/kg (+41.75p).

A good offering of quality bred cattle in all ages was presented to a strong force of mainland buyers resulting in all sellers returning home from the sale in a jubilant mood. Special thanks to all concerned in adapting the market to enable sellers to see their stock being sold whilst everyone kept to social distancing measures in place.

Leading Prices and Lots
Bullocks – AAx – £1200, 6 Barrapol; £1170, £1150, £1110, 1070(8), Croish; £1030, Hillcrest; £1010(6), Croish; £1000(2), Whitehouse; £990, Hillcrest; £960(2), Croish; £920(3), Ruaig. BSHx – £795(2), Heylipol Farm; £750, Hillcrest. BRBx – £1015(2), Ruaig; £980, £850(2), Ruaig. BAx – £960(2), £875, Lochphuil. CHARx – £1300, £1220, £1200, Heylipol Farm; £1190(2), 4 Kilkenneth; £1185(3), Heylipol Farm; £1170, Salum; £1140(3), Heylipol Farm; £1120(4), Braeside; £1080(2), £1050, Salum; £1050, Heylipol Farm; £1050, Braeside; £1050, Salum; £1045, Braeside; £1020, Salum; £995(2), Braeside; £990(4), £980(3), Heylipol Farm; £970 & £960, Salum; £940, Braeside; £940, Ruaig; £940(5), Heylipol Farm; £930, Braeside; £910(4), Salum; £900(2), Heylipol Farm; £900, Garaphail. LIMx – £1270, Heylipol Farm; £1110, Parkhouse; £1090, Braeside; £1080, Heylipol Farm; £1070, Parkhouse; £1060; Heylipol Farm; £1060, 7 Balinoe; £1040(2), Ruaig; £1030, Hillcrest; £1020, Skipinnis; £1010, Ruaig; £990, Parkhouse; £975, Hillcrest; £970, Parkhouse; £955(2), £950(5), £940(4), Heylipol Farm; £940, Parkhouse; £925, Mannal; £920(3), Hillcrest; £910, Mannal; £905(5), 3 Kenovay; £900, 6 Balevullin; £900(3), Ruaig; £900(2), Hillcrest; £900(8), Parkhouse. SALx – £1070(3), Drumaglea; £1035, 10 Balevullin; £1020, 5 Balevullin; £1010, 6 Crossapol; £1000(2), Drumaglea; £1000, 3 Kenovay; £980, 6 Crossapol; £975(6), Druimasaidh; £940, Drumaglea; £940(2), 2 Kilkenneth. SIMx – £1100(2), £1045, Middleton Farm; £1010, Ardeas; £960, Braeside; £910(3), Ardeas; £905, 3 Kenovay.

Heifers – AAx – £1140, Hillcrest; £1030, Croish; £1020, Whitehouse; £1000, Hillcrest; £1000, Whitehouse; £990(2), Croish; £960, Scarinish Farm; £940(2), Whitehouse; £930(2), £900, Croish. BRBx – £1130, Heylipol Farm. BAx – £895(3), Lochphuil. CHARx – £1320, £1070(3), Heylipol Farm; £1065(2), Braeside; £1060(2), Drumaglea; £1050, Heylipol Farm; £990(2), 4 Kilenneth; £975, Braeside; £965, £960(2), Heylipol Farm; £955(5), 4 Kilkenneth; £955(2), Braeside; £955(3), Salum; £945, Ruaig; £940, £930(3), Heylipol Farm. LIMx – £1140, Heylipol Farm; £1100(2), Parkhouse; £1020, Heylipol Farm; £960, Parkhouse; £945, Ruaig; £900, 6 Balevullin; £900, Mannal; £900, Hillcrest. SALx – £1050, Parkhouse, £1010(5), Druimasaidh; £980, 5 Balevullin; £900, Druimasaidh. SIMx – £890, Ardeas.

Leading Prices per Kilo
Bullocks – AAx – 278p(4), 268p(2), 6 Barrapol; 267p(3), Hillcrest; 261p(14), Scarinish Farm; 258p, Ruaig; 256p(2), Dunbeag; 256p(6), Scarinish Farm; 239p(3), Benview. BSHx – 208p(2), Heylipol Farm; 202p(4), 24 Balephetrish. BRBx – 237p, Ruaig. BAx – 303p(3), 296p, 281p(2), 276p, 267p, 231p(2), Lochphuil. CHx – 306p, Salum; 295p, 293p, Garaphail; 284p(4), Heylipol Farm; 283p(2), Garaphail; 282p, 3 Balevullin; 277p(4), Salum; 271p, Ruaig; 266p(2), Heylipol Farm; 266p(2), Garaphail; £258p(3), 254p(2), Heylipol Farm; 253p, Ruaig; 251p, 243p(3), Heylipol Farm; 242p(3), Garaphail; 237p(2), 232p(2), 230p, Braeside. LIMx – 322p(2), 6 Barrapol; 314p, 7 Balinoe; 314p, Ruaig; 313p(2), 6 Barrapol; 309p(2), Hillcrest; 309p(5), Ruaig; 302p, Mannal; 300p, 3 Middleton; 300p(2), 6 Balevullin; 299p(4), 296p, Lochside; 294p, Mannal; 290p, Parkhouse; 289p(3), Hillcrest; 288p, 6 Barrapol; 288p(2), Garaphail; 288p(2), Sandaig; 286p(3), Hillcrest; 285p(2), 6 Balevullin; 283p, Mannal; 283p(2), 2 Heylipol; 283p(4), Sandaig; 280p(3), 6 Barrapol; 279p(2), 7 Balinoe; 278p(2), 2 Heylipol; 277p(2), Garaphail; 277p, Whitehouse. SALx – 264p(3), 6 Crossapol; 257p(3), 251p, Mainroad; 250p(2), 5 Balevullin. SIMx – 286p(2), 267p, Lochphuil; 251p, 3A Caolis, 250p(2), 10 Crossapol.

HFRS – AAx – 275p(2), Whitehouse; 256p(5), Scarinish Farm; 255p(2), Whitehouse. BRBx – 244p, Ruaig. BAx – 225p(3), Lochphuil. CHARx – 288p(3), Garaphail; 285p(5), Heylipol Farm; 281p(4), Garaphail; 271p, Heylipol Farm; 271p(2), Garaphail; 268p(5), Salum; 267p(10), Heylipol Farm. LIMx – 340p(2), Parhouse; 309p, Mannal; 302p, 3 Middleton; 299p, Heylipol Farm; 297p(11), Sandaig; 295p, Heylipol; 294p(2), Garaphail; 288p(2), Lochside; 287p, Mannal; 283p(2), 3 Middleton; 281p(6), 2 Heylipol; 280p, 3 Middleton; 280p(5), Lochside. SALx – 284p(4), 8 Balevullin; 279p(6), 10 Balevullin; 274p(4), 268p(2), Mainroad. SIMx – 295p, Lochphuil; 273p, 10 Crossapol; 257p, Lochphuil.

CAST COWS PER HEAD – AAx – £960, Hillcrest. BRBx – £980, Braeside; £940, Ruaig. HERx – £850, Clachan. LIMx – £1095, Braeside; £990, £980, Heylipol Farm; £970, Hillcrest; £930, Clachan; £920, 6 Crossapol. SALx – £850, Parkhouse. SIMx – £960, Druimasaidh. CONT – £930, Mainroad.

CAST COWS PER KILO – AAx – 125p, Scarinish Farm, 122p, Clachan. BRBx – 140p, Ruaig; 127p, Braeside. HERx – 131p, Clachan. LIMx – 136p, Clachan; 127p, Heylipol Farm; 123p, 4 Heanish; 123p, Heylipol Farm; 120p, Hillcrest; 120p, 6 Crossapol. SALx – 144p, Parkhouse. SIMx – 131p, Ruaig.
INCALF COWS – £800, Clachan.
BULLS – SAL – £1100, 6 Crossapol.

United Auctions, Oban, Tuesday October 27: sold 285 Store cattle and 160 Breeding Cattle. Bullocks (72) sold to £765 for two 352kg, Lim crosses from I McDonald, Baligrundle, to average £543.82 (+£105.49). Heifer calves (211) sold to £980 for a 294kg, SimX from F Ronald, Saulmore to average £616.75 (+£92.26). Bullocks sold to 264.1p/kg for a pen of ten, 242kg, Lim crosses from MA & PJ Miller, Stillaig to average 224.2p/kg (+44.96p/kg). Heifers sold to 369.7p/kg for two, Sim crosses from Ardenaple Farm, Clachan Seil, to average 247.43p/kg (+36.45p/kg). In the Breeding section, incalf heifers sold to £2150 for a SimX from D MacColl, Mid Farm and Cows with calves at foot sold to £1750 from Glenure Estate, Appin.  In all sections of the Breeding Cattle, quality lots were in exceptional demand.  In the commercial section of the sale, trade for all classes was in a par with other principal centres.

LEADING LOTS AND PRICES PER HEAD

BLKS – AAx – £640(3), 129 Craigston, Barra. LIMx – £765(2), Baligrundle; £750(2), Langal; £715(2), Stillaig; £710(2), Langal. SIMx – £600, Pennygown; £600(3), Torloisk.

HRS – AAx – £610, 129 Craigston. BSx – £720(2), £710(2), Kirkton Farm; £680(4), Castles Estate. BRBx – £780, Shenavallie. LIMx – £765, Langal; £740, Baligrundle; £645(3), Langal. Luing – £780(2), £770(2), £740(3), Clachan Farms; £700, Keppoch; £690(2), Clachan Farms; £660(3), Scallastle Farm; £660(2), Clachan Farms. SALx – £800(3), Curacao. SIMx – £980(2), Saulmore; £940, Ardencaple, £910(2), Cliad; £900(2), Scammadale; £900, £890(2), £880(2), Cliad; £880(3), Scammadale; £880(2), Ardencaple; £880(4), Scammadale; £880(3), Saulmore; £860, Airds Bay; £860(2), Saulmore; £860(2), Cliad; £850(3), £840, Saulmore. WBSH – £770, £700(2), Balure of Shian; £690(3), Achnacloich.

INCALF COWS – £1150, Kirkton.

INCALF HEIFERS – SIMx – £2150, Mid Farm; £1980, Stroneskar; £1900, £1880, £1850, £1820, £1800, Mid Farm; £1750(2), Dall Farm; £1750(3), Mid Farm; £1750, Stroneskar. BG – £2100, £1750, Stroneskar; £1750, Duncroisk; £1700, Stroneskar. LIMx – £1500, Duncroisk. Luing – £1500, Lochan. SHx – £1450, Inshaig.

COWS WITH CALVES – £1750, £1600, Glenure Estate; £1400, £1150, Lochan.

HEIFERS WITH CALVES – £1650, £1550(2), £1450, £1350, Pitcastle Estate.

BULLING HEIFERS – BSHx – £1100(2), £1060(2), £1000, Ormsary Farmers. AAx –  £960(2), Ballymeanach (Mull). Luing – £920(5), Glen Finglas.

Leading Prices per Kilo

BLKS – HERx – 244p(2), Stillaig. LIMx – 264p(10), 244p(5), Stillaig; 242p, Pennygown. SIMx – 253p(5), 241p(3), Torloisk. Luing – 225p(7), Arisaig Farms.

HRS – AAx – 224p(2), Kinlochlaich. BSHx – 340p, 305p, Keilbeg; 268p(2), Kirkton; 260p(2), Castles Estate; 254p, Keilbeg. BRBx – 330p, 235p, Shenavallie. HEx – 233p(2), Stillaig. LIMx – 264p, Baligrundle; 233p(6), Stillaig; 231p(2), Pennygown. LUING – 302p(3), 300p(2), 260p(2), 256p(2), Clachan Farms; 254p, Keppoch; 253p(2), 251p(2), Clachan Farms; 248p, 243p, Scallastle Farm; 240p, Tom Na Coille. SALx – 282p(3), Curacoa. SIMx – 370p(2), Ardencaple; 351p(4), Scammadale; 343p, Ardencaple; 335p(2), Scammadale; 333p, Saulmore; 330p, Cliad; 327p, Saulmore; 324p(3), 321p(3), Ardencaple; 318p(3), Sammadale; 316p, Saulmore; 313p, Scammadale; 309p, 299p(3), Saulmore; 299p(2), 298p(2), 295p(2), Cliad; 287p, Ardencaple. BG – 326p, 306p(2), Balure of Shian. SHx – 307p(3), 270p(3), 259p(2), Achnacloich.