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Livestock Sales Reports - Islay

United Auctions (Friday 8th September 2017) held their second sale of lambs and sheep at Islay Auction Mart when they had 2706 head forward.  Averages for the day recorded a drop of £1.60 per head or 6ppk.  Lambs were well shown in general although the recent inclement weather was evident on some lots.  Prices realised compared very favourable to current levels obtained at principal mainland centres. 

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

LAMBS

SUFFx: £71.50 – Lossit : £68.50 – Duich : £64.50 – Kintra : £62.50 – Duich : £62.50 – Craigfad : £62.50 – Island : £62.50 – Lossit : £62.50 – Octofad : £62.50 – Kintra : £62.00 – Achnaclach : £60.00 – Ardnave.

TEXx: £71.00 – Kirkby : £68.00 – Achnaclach : £65.50 – Kirkby : £65.00 – Keills Dunlossit : £64.50 – Ardnave : £62.50 – Gartness.

CHEV: £62.50 – Cruach : £59.50 – Duich : £56.50 – Claddach.

CROSS: £55.50 – RSPB Oransay : £51.00 – Ardbeg.

MULE: £65.50 – Neriby : £60.00 – Ardnave : £58.50 – Starchmill : £56.50 – Island : £55.50 – Duich : £55.50 – Ardnave : £55.50 – Neriby : £55.50 – Eskinish : £55.00 – Corrary.

BF: £43.50 – RSPB Oransay : £40.00 – Kintra. 

EWES

TEXx: £78.50 – Blackrock : £67.50 – Gartness : £65.00 – Bayview : £58.50 – Blackrock : £57.50 – Kirkby : £57.50 – Ardbeg.

CHEV: £70.00, £69.00, £57.50 & £55.00 – Cruach.

CROSS: £60.00 – Kirkby : £49.50 – Kintra.

MULE: £58.50 – Octofad : £55.50 – Achnaclach.

BF: £32.00 – RSPB Oransay. 

RIGGS

SUFFx: £70.50 – Lossit

TEXx: £57.00 – Achnaclach

CHEV: £41.00 – Coillabus

CROSS: £46.50 – Ardbeg

MULE: £51.00 – Neriby

BF: £31.50 – Kintra. 

TOP PRICES PER KILO

LAMBS

SUFFx: 184p & 179p – Octofad : 174p – Ardnave : £168p – Craigfad : 164p – Kintra : 163p – Achnaclach : 161p – Craigfad : 160p – Ardnave.

BELTx: 160p – Craigfad.

TEXx: 165p – Octofad : 164p – Ardnave : 163p – Bayview : 162p – Achnaclach : 160p – Octofad : 160p – Gartness.

CHEV: 149p – Duich : 149p – Cruach.

CROSS: 148p – RSPB Oransay : 146p – Upper Cragabus : 146p – Keppols : 144p – Duich.

MULE: 163p – Ardnave : 158p – Eskinish : 154p – Ardnave : 153p – Upper Cruach.

 

United Auctions (Friday 25th August 2017)  held their annual show and sale of suckled calves at Islay Auction Mart

 An excellent selection of quality bred stock was presented to a large following of mainland buyers.  Bullocks sold to average £978.01 per head or 253.3 per kilo against £905.52 or 235.3p last year whilst heifers levelled out at £882.80 per head or 237.6p against £844.84 and 230.4p last year.

Judging the various classes prior to the sale was in the capable hands of Mr. J Cowie, Nicolson Park, Fordyce and the following were his awards.  Bullock Calf:  1st & 2nd – Blackrock: 3rd – Ardbeg.  Heifer Calf: 1st – Starchmill: 2nd – Ardbeg.  Champion Calf & William A Low Memorial Trophy: Blackrock – Bullock - £1320 (313pence per kilo) to G McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer.  Reserve Champion – Starchmill – Heifer.  The firm also sold the dispersal of Cows with Calf on behalf of the late Angus MacLugash, Blackpark which sold to £2100.00

BULLOCKS

AAx: £1090 – Ballimartin

CHARx: £1280 – Ballimartin : £1080 & £970 – Blackrock.

LIMx: £1320 – Blackrock : £1180(2) – Ardbeg : £1180 – Blackrock : £1170(2) – Ballimartin : £1140(5) – Ardbeg : £1130 – Blackrock & Starchmill : £1120(4) – Ardbeg : £1110(5) – Blackrock : £1110 & £1050 – Claggan : £1050(2) – Starchmill : £1030 & £1000(2) – Kilchiaran : £1000 – Claggan(2), Ballimartin(2) & Ardbeg(6).

HEIFERS

AAx: £1000 – Ballimartin.

CHARx: £1180 – Aoradh : £970(2) – Ballimartin.

LIMx: £1010(2) – Lossit : £1000 – Ardbeg(4), Greanan(2) & Claggan : £940 – Ardbeg(4) & Ballimartin(3).

 TOP PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

AAx: 238p & 236p(2) – Ballimartin.

CHARx: 312p(6) & 252p – Blackrock : 251p – Aoradh.

LIMx: 313p – Blackrock : 289p(6) – Ardbeg : 288p(5) & 285p – Blackrock : 281p – Kilchiaran : 277p & 274p – Starchmill : 272p(4) – Ardbeg : 270p(4) – Claggan : 269p(2) – Ardbeg : 267p(2) – Ballimartin : 266p – Blackrock : 265p(2) – Claggan : 264p(2), 263p & 260p – Starchmill.

HEIFERS

AAx: 226p – Ballimartin.

CHARx: 280p(2) & 243p(2) – Blackrock.

LIMx: 262p(4) & 259p(7) – Ardbeg : 256p(2) – Claggan & Ardbeg : 253p(2) – Lossit : 251p(2), 247p(2) & 245p(2) – Claggan.

 COWS WITH HFR CALVES AT FOOT

AAx: £1750, £1500 & £1450 – Blackpark.

LIMx: £1850, £1250 & £1200 – Blackpark.

COWS WITH BULL CALF AT FOOT

AAx: £2100 & £1900 – Blackpark.

CHARx: £1520 – Blackpark.

LIMx: £1800(2) & £1700 – Blackpark.

 

Friday 25th August 2017

An increased entry of lambs saw 3282 Lambs & Sheep sold at United Auctions first sale at Bridgend Auction Mart, Islay.  A good entry of quality lambs were on offer to a large turnout of mainland buyers.  In keeping with national trends, heavier fleshy lambs weighing 42 plus kilos increased in values on the year whilst store types showed a slight decrease on the year.  Lambs averaged £57.45 per head or 162.1 pence per kilo.

PRINCIPAL LOTS AND PRICES

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

LAMBS

SUFFx: £85.50 & £84.50 – Ballachlaven : £79.50 – Octofad : £72.50 – Claggan : £72.00 – Ardtalla Estate : £70.50 – 16 Westend : £70.00 – Smaladh.

TEXx: £85.50 – Neriby & Blackrock : £83.50 – Tallant : £81.50 & £79.50 – Neriby : £78.50 – 16 Westend : £76.50 – Tallant : £76.00 & £73.50 – Daill Cottage : £73.00 – Blackrock.

CHEVx: £56.50 – Ballivicar : £55.00 – Foreland No2.

CROSS £51.00 – Islay Estates.

MULE £52.50 – Ballachlaven.

BF £45.50 – Oransay : £43.50 – Lorgba.

EWES

TEXx:£89.50 – Carrabus : £80.50 – Gartloist : £78.50 – Ardbeg : £64.50 – Carrabus.

MULE £69.50 & £60.00 – Octofad.

BF £63.50 – Coultoon.

WEDDERS

TEXx: £58.50 – Gartloist.

CROSS £56.50 – Oransay.

MULE £59.00 – Octofad.

BF £45.00 – Daill Cottage.

 TOP PRICES PER KILO

LAMBS

SUFFx: 185p, 172p & 171p – Octofad : 170p – Islay Estates : 169p – Octofad, Ballachlaven, Claggan & Ardtalla Estate : 168p – Claggan, Ardnave, Ballachlaven & Islay Estates.

TEXx: 194p, 192p & 191p – Blackrock : 182p – Balaclava : 174p – Blackrock : 173p – Tallant & Blackrock : 172p – Tallant : 171p – 16 Westend : 170p – Ardbeg & Balaclava : 169p – Neriby : 168p – Leorin, Talant & 16 Westend.

CHEVx: 153p – Balivicar : 150p – Foreland No2.

CROSS 159p – Islay Estates.

MULE 143p – Ballachlaven.

BF 131p – Oransay.

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