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Livestock Sales Reports - Islay

United Auctions (Monday 4th December 2017) held their end of season sale of all classes of lambs & sheep at Islay Auction Mart when they had forward 2105 head.  

All classes met with a sound trade selling at levels comparing favourably with current mainland values.  Lambs averaged £46.37 per head, +£2.10 on the corresponding sale last year.

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

LAMBS

SUFFx: £66.50 – Foreland Estate: £66.00 – Carrabus : £64.50 – Lossit & Kilchiaran : £63.50 – Balimartin & Foreland Estate : £63.00 – Daill : £62.00 – Duich, Foreland & Carrabus : £61.50 – Uiskentuie.

TEXx: £64.50 & £61.00 – Bayview : £60.50 – Tallant.

CHEVx: £56.50 – Daill

CROSS £66.50 – Foreland Estate : £62.50 – Lossit : £61.50 – Octofad. 

MULE £59.50 – Carrabus

BF £65.00 – Uiskentuie : £54.00 – Lossit : £51.50 & £48.50 – Kilchiaran : £48.50 – Lossit : £48.00 – Gartloist. 

EWES

TEXx: £70.50 – Blackrock : £68.50 – Gartloist : £58.50 – Islay Estates : £54.00 – Bayview.

CROSS £65.50 – Bayview : £65.50 – Lossit.

BF £40.50 – Lossit : £36.50 – Scarrabus : £35.00 – Dunlossit Estate. 

TOP PRICES PER KILO

LAMBS

SUFFx: 168p – Octofad : 165p – Kilchiaran & Islay Estates : 162p – Daill : 160p – Lossit.

TEXx: 164p – Gartloist : 161p – Carrabus : 161p – Bayview : 160p – Ardbeg.

CHEVx: 148p & 137p -  Daill .

CROSS 157p – Octofad : 155p – Lossit : 153p – Leorin.

MULE 153p – Islay Estates : 152p & 150p – Scarrabus.

BF 140p – Gartloist : 137p – Kilchiaran : 135p – Lossit : 134p & 132p – Kilchiaran : 130p – Duich.

 

United Auctions (Saturday 25th November 2017) held their last sale of cattle for the year at Islay Auction Mart when they sold 440 head.  All classes maintained levells obtained at the corresponding sale last year with Bullocks averaging 224.1 pence per kilo or £682.93 per head  whilst Heifers levelled out at 209.07 pence per kilo or £603.88 per head.  Dunlossit Farms, Lossit led the prices per head with a British Blue Bullock selling at £1340 whilst Dunlossit Farms, Knocklearach led this section per kilo at 267 pence.  Heifers from Uiskentuie sold to £940 per head and Knocklearach Heifers sold to 238 pence per kilo.

BULLOCKS

Aberdeen Angus Uiskentuie - £1000 & £950

British Blue Lossit - £1340

Charolais Gartacharra - £960; Knocklearach - £810; Carrabus Farm - £800; Knocklearach - £800

Limousin Ballychatrigan - £1030; Balaclava - £1010; Uiskentuie - £1000 (5), £980 (3) & £950; Balaclava - £930 (4); Kintra - £920; Balaclava - £900 (4); Kilbride - £890; Uiskentuie - £890 (4); Ballychatrigan - £850 (2)

Simmental Corraray - £800 (2)

HEIFERS

Aberdeen Angus Gartacharra - £890 (7); Uiskentuie - £760

Charolais Carrabus Farm - £740; Knocklearach - £670 (6) & £640 (9)

Limousin Uiskentuie - £940; Balaclava - £910 & £900 (3); Uiskentuie - £890 (8) & £850 (4)

Simmental Carrabus Farm - £770

LEADING PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

Aberdeen Angus Uiskentuie – 212

British Blue Knocklearach – 245

Charolais Knocklearach – 267 & 245; Carrabus Farm – 243; Kinnabus – 242 & 241

Limousin Knocklearach – 267, 258 & 254; Kilbride – 252 & 250; Kintra – 250; Kilbride & Smalladh – 245; Kintra & Cruach – 241; Kintra – 240

Simmental Knocklearach – 230

HEIFERS

Aberdeen Angus Kelsay – 201

British Blue Bayview – 208

Charolais Knocklearach – 235; Kinnabus – 227; Carrabus – 224; Kinnabus 212

Limousin Knocklearach – 238; Kintra – 235; Balaclava – 233; Kilbride & Knocklearach  – 230; Bayview – 228; Kintra – 225

Simmental Corraray - 208 

 

United Auctions (Friday 10th November 2017) held a special Sale of all classes Lambs & Sheep.  A good show of quality bred sheep sold well and easily maintained values currently prevailing at Mainland Markets.  A total of 1730 was sold which exceeded the numbers sold at the corresponding sale last year.

LAMBS PER HEAD

Suffolk Cross: No6 Church Way - £68; Kilchiaran - £64.50; Kintra - £64.50; Ballachlaven - £64.50; Sannaigmore – £62; Ardbeg - £61.50; Starchmill - £61; Ballachlaven - £60; Duich Farm - £53.50

Texel Cross: Ballimartin - £62.50; Coille Farm - £57; Ardbeg - £56.50

Cheviot Cross: Aoradh - £64.50

Cross: Coille Farm - £68; Starchmill - £57; Balachlaven - £55.50; Kintra - £54.50

Blackface: Kilchiaran - £56.50; Kinnabus - £50; Portantruan - £49.50; Ceannacroic - £47.50; Duich - £44.50; Kinnabus - £42; Keppols - £40.50; Islay Estates - £40

Rams to £72 – Aoradh

Wedders to £54.50 – Portantruan

EWES

Suffolk Cross: Coille Farm - £46

Cheviot Cross: 44 Stanalane - £46.50

Cross: Portantruan - £52; Duich - £40.50

Blackface:

Coillabus - £41.50; Mid Craggabus - £32; Kilchiaran - £27 

LAMBS PENCE PER KILO:

Suffolk Cross: Sannaigmore – 167; Starchmill – 164; Islay Estates – 163; Ardbeg – 158

Texel Cross: Ardbeg – 156

Chevot Cross: Aoradh – 144

Cross: Kintra = 158 & 151; Smaladh – 153; Ballachlaven – 147; Sannaigmore – 147; Starchmill – 146

Blackface: Kinnabus – 140; Keppols – 139; Ceannacroic – 137; Kinnabus – 135; Duich – 131; Kilchiaran – 128; Kintra – 126; Leorin – 126; Portantruan – 124; Ceannacroic – 122

 

United Auctions (Wednesday 18th October 2017) held their Annual October Calf Sale at Islay Auction Mart when they sold 301 head.  Bullocks sold to average 237.6 pence per kilo or £742.12 (+ 15.2 p/k or £39.11 on the year).  Heifers levelled out at 223.8 pence per kilo or £625.04 (+ .09.01 p/k or £38.91 on the year). A good ringside of buyers ensured all stock sold at very comparable levels to mainland markets.

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

BULLOCKS

AAx: £970 (4) – Keppols : £950(5) – Gartacharra : £840(3) – Keppols.

BAx: £970 – Ardnave : £870 – Eskinish : £840 – Ardnave.

CHARx: £950 (3) – Gartacharra : £910, £890(10) & £840(2) – Ardnave.

LIMx: £980(3) – Eskinish : £940 & £900 – Kilchiaran : £890(3) – Eskinish : £880 – Ardnave : £860(4)  - Ballimartin : £840(2) & £830 – Ardnave.

SHx: £700 – Kilchiaran.

HEIFERS

AAx: £710(3) – Keppols.

BAx: £760(3) – Ardnave.

CHARx: £790(6) – Gartacharra : £740(7) – Ardnave.

LIMx: £870(2) – Keppols : £830, £770(2) & £740 – Kilchiaran : £720(6) – Ardnave. 

TOP PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

AAx: 220p(3) – Keppols

BAx: 284p & 280p – Ardnave.

CHARx: 301p, 297p, 293p(3) – Ardnave : 285p(10) – Kilmeny : 284p(2) & 279p(5) – Ardnave : 278p(2) – Ballimartin : 274p(2) – Kinnabus : 264p(4) – Kilmeny : 262p(2) – Kinnabus : 262p(4) – Ardnave : 260p(21) – Mansefield : 257p – Kinnabus : 254p(9) & 251p(5) – Kilmeny.

LIMx: 298p, 297p(2) & 293p – Ardnave : 288p(4) – Ballimartin : 284p – Ardnave : 278p – Ballimartin : 262p & 261p(3) – Ardnave : 255p(7) – Mansefield : 251p(2) – Ardnave. 

HEIFERS

BAx: 236p(3) – Ardnave.

CHARx: 286p(9) – Kilmeny : 253p(10) – Mansefield : 247p(7) – Kilmeny.

LIMx: 301p(6) – Ardnave : 240p(3) – Ballimartin. 

BREEDING CATTLE

COWS & CALVES  £1520 & £1300 - Uiskentuie

United Auctions (Wednesday 18th October 2017) sold 1593 Lambs & Sheep at their annual October Sale at Islay Auction Mart.  A good show of quality Lambs & Sheep were on offer to a strong force of mainland buyers.  Lambs sold to average £51.07 per head or 146.62 per kilo (+ £1.49 per head or +2.65 p/k on the year). 

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

LAMBS

SUFFx: £68.00 – Uiskentuie : £66.00 – Claggan : £63.00 – Carrabus : £62.50 – Lossit : £61.50 – Lossit : £59.50 – Ardtalla Estate, Uiskentuie, Island & Starchmill : £58.50 – Claggan : £57.50 – Duich.

TEXx: £63.50 – Carrabus : £62.50 - Keills Dunlossit : £60.50 – Tallant : £60.00 – Carrabus : £59.50 & £57.50 – Carrabus : £57.00 – Keills Dunlossit & Carrabus.

CHEV: £64.00 & £48.00 – Kilbride.

CROSS £64.00 – Ballimartin : £63.50 – Lossit : £63.00 – Kilchiaran : £61.50 – Starchmill : £56.50 – Lossit.

MULE £59.50 – Carrabus : £53.00 – Corrary.

BF £58.00 – Uiskentuie : £57.00 – Keills Dunlossit : £48.00 & £47.50 – Lossit : £46.00 – Ardtalla Estate : £45.00 – Uiskentuie. 

EWES

CROSS £64.50 – Kilchiaran : £52.00 – Starchmill : £50.50 – Uiskentuie : £46.50 – Gartness : £40.50 – Duich.

CHEV £42.50 – Kilbride.

MULE £44.50 – Claggan.

BF £28.50 – Leorin & Island. 

TOP PRICES PER KILO

SUFFx: 172p – Duich : 166p – Uiskentuie : 164p – Ardtalla Estate : 160p – Claggan : 158p & 157p  – Island : 154p – Lossit : 153p – Carrabus.

TEXx: 170p, 169p & 167p – Carrabus : 162p – Keills Dunlossit : 159p & 152p – Carrabus : 150p – Keills Dunlossit.

CHEV 157p – Kilbride.

CROSS 153p – Duich : 152p – Ardtalla Estate : 148p – Kilchiaran & Ballimartin : 144p – Lossit : 140p – Leorin.

MULE 155p – Island : 146p – Ardtalla Estate & Corrary : 145p – Carrabus.

BF 144p – Duich : 130p – Ceannacroic & Uiskentuie : 129p – Lossit : 128p – Ardtalla Estate.

 

United Auctions (Friday 29th September 2017) held a sale of 4976 Sheep & Lambs of all classes at Islay Auction Mart.  Trade obtained on the day, though back slightly on the year, compared favorably to levels currently being obtained at Mainland Centres. The following are the lamb averages:  Suffolk Crosses £50.55. Texel Crosses £51.66. Cheviot Cross £55.56. Mule Cross £49.24 & Blackface £35.62.

A good show of quality bred lambs was presented to a good following of mainland buyers.  A show of Rams & Ram Lambs was also held when the judging of the various classes was ably placed by Mr. Eion Brown, Cruach who made the following awards:  Crossing Rams – 1st Sheena Woodrow – Texel Ram Lamb; 2nd James Bignal – Suffolk Ram Lamb; 3rd Miss Brooke Woodrow – Texel Ram Lamb.  Blackface: 1st Allan Orr – Shearling; 2nd Gordon Currie – Shearling; 3rd Alasdair Currie – Shearling.  Champion & Tarff Valley Trophy – Sheena Woodrow.  Reserve.  James Bignal.  Also held on this date was the annual sale of all classes of breeding sheep which sold at current levels.

Principal Lots & Prices

Lambs

Suffolk Cross:  Islay Estate - £63.50; Carrabus Farm - £62; Conisby - £61; Islay Estate - £60.50; Duich Farm, Carrabus, Sannaigmore - £59.50

Texel Cross: Blackrock - £64.50; Carrabus Farm - £62.50; Tallant - £62; Carrabus Farm - £59.50; 44 Stanalane - £59

Cheviot Cross: Aoradh - £62.50, £62 & £59; Duich Farm £56.50; Corraray - £56

Mule Cross:  Ardnave – £62; Carrabus Farm - £58.50; Duich Farm - £58; Knocklearach - £57.50; Carrabus Farm & Smaladh - £56.50; Islay Estate - £56

Blackface:  Rockside - £48.50; Strathlaggan - £47; Uiskentuie - £44; Ceannacroic - £43; Lower Craggabus - £42.50; Islay Estate - £41

Rams & Ram Lambs:

Suffolk:  Smaladh (James Bignal) - £650, £580, £550 (2), £520 (2), £450

Blueface:  £550 – Balachlaven; Coille - £500

Texel:  16 West End ( S Woodrow) - £700

Cross:  Coille - £480, £450 & £400

Blackface:  Dailnamarra (A Orr ) - £320

Gimmers:

Texel Cross:  Claddach - £88

Mule:  Knocklearach - £118; Claddach - £100; 

Wedders:  Keppols - £48; Finlaggan - £47; Ceannacroic - £44

Cast Ewes:

Suffolk:  Smaladh - £68

Texel:  Islay Estate - £82.50; Carrabus Farm - £80

Cheviot Cross:  16 West End - £63

Mule:  Ardnave - £60

BF Warranted Ewes:  Kelsay - £58; Kilchiaran - £56; Lossit - £50; Craigens - £44; Lower Craggabus - £42

Mule Correct Ewes:  Balachlaven - £52

Mule Ewe Lambs:  Balachlaven - £86; Island Farm - £82; Smaladh - £78; Upper Craggabus - £78; Island Farm - £72; Corraray Farm - £70
 

 

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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