Around the Markets – week 25

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United Auctions Islay, Friday June, sold 191 store cattle.

Bullocks sold to £1,270 for a LIMx from Coultorsay to average £967.57 (+ £14.11) while Heifers sold to £1,370, for a LIMx again from Coultorsay to average £914.72 (+£11.03).

Bullocks sold to 298p/kg for a pen of LIMx from Kintra to average 253.75p/kg, while heifers sold to 402p/kg for LIMx from Ardnave to average 248.83p/kg.

A good show of grazing type cattle sold extremely well to a very large following of mainland buyers.

Leading lots and prices

Bullocks – AAx – £1,130 (5), Gartacharra; £1,060, Craigens; £1,050, Claggan; £1,025 (9), Keppols; £1000 (2), Claggan. CHx – £1,020 (2), Ardnave; £1,010, Claggan; £990, £980, Ardnave; £950 (6), Gartacharra. LIMx – £1,270, Coultorsay; £1,250, £1,230, Ardnave; £1,200, Coultorsay; £1,200, £1,130 (3), £1,110 (6), £1,100, £1,080 (4), Ardnave; £1,075 (2), £1,050 (2), Coultorsay; £1,000 (2), Tallant; £1,000, Claggan; £990 (2), Ardnave; £950 (2), Keppols. SIMx – £1,000, Claggan; £920, Carrabus; £910, Claggan.

HEIFERS Heifers – AAx – £1,000, Claggan; £910, Tallant; £890 (8), Keppols. BRBx – £990, Ardnave. CHx – £1,100, Ardnave; £1,100, Claggan; £1,040 (2), £1,000 (3), Ardnave; £950 (8), Gartacharra; £905, Ardnave. LIMx – £1,370, Coultorsay; £1,350, £1,090, Ardnave; £1,080, Coultorsay; £1,070 (3), Ardnave; £1,055 (2), Coultorsay; £1,000 (4), £990 (5), Ardnave; £970 (4), Coultorsay; £910 (2), Tallant; £905, Ardnave. SIMx – £820, Claggan.

Leading prices per kilo

Bullocks – AAx – 257p (2), Tallant; 256p (2), Claggan; 253p (6), 251p, Eskinish; 251p (9), Keppols; 246p (2), Eskinish. CHx – 279p, 275p, Ardnave; 260p, Carrabus; 259p, 246p, Claggan. LIMx – 298p (4), Kintra; 297p (2), Carrabus; 294p (4), Ardnave; 293p, Kintra; 287p, Carrabus; 285p, Kintra; 285p (3), 281p (2), 279p (2), Ardnave; 269p (2), Tallant; 267p, 263p (4), Ardnave; 261p (2), Claggan; 261p (2), Coultorsay; 260p, 259p, Ardnave; 255p, 253p, Kilchiaran; 253p, Claggan; 252p, Coultorsay. SIMx – 285p, 264p, Carrabus.

Heifers – AAx – 256p, Claggan; 246p, Tallant. BRBx – 267p, Ardnave. CHx – 263p (3), 249p, 246p, Ardnave; 244p, Claggan. LIMx – 402p, Ardnave; 318p (4), Kintra; 313p, Ardnave; 304p, 286p (2), Kintra; 276p, Coultorsay; 273p (2), Ardnave; 272p, Kintra; 272p, Coultorsay; 267p (5), 263p, Ardnave; 259p (2), Coultorsay; 255p, Ardnave; 255p, Kilchiaran; 254p (3), Ardnave; 254p (2), Tallant; 253p, Ardnave; 252p (2), Coultorsay.