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Livestock Sales Reports - Oban Livestock Centre

United Auctions (Tuesday 7th November 2017) sold 1105 lambs and sheep at their end of season sale of all classes sheep at Oban Livestock Centre.  All classes sold well with most categories proving a sharper trade on the previous sale. 

LAMBS:

Suffolk Cross: Upper Largie - £54; Kilbride Farm - £54; Scammadale Farm - £54; Thorblaren - £54; Ballimackillichan - £51

Beltex Cross: Upper Largie - £48

Texel Cross: Bruiland - £53.50; Strongorm - £53; Barndromin - £50

Cheviot Cross: Quinish Estate - £49 & £46

Cross: Ardachy - £44.50

Blackface: Achalic - £40; Upper Largie - £40; Slaterich - £40

Wedders: Upper Largie - £46

Ewes: 

Texel Cross: Barcaldine HF - £52

Cheviot Cross: Slaterich - £41

Blackface: Rhugarbh - £34

Rams: Barcaldine HF - £72

 

United Auctions (Tuesday 24th October 2017) held a special sale of suckled calves and all classes of breeding stock at Oban Livestock Centre when 607 head was sold. The centre experienced an extremely large attendance of buyers from across the country as well as a large following of local customers in pursuit of breeding stock resulting in all classes of quality bred stock being keenly bid for.

BULLOCKS

AAx: £680 – 2 Cleat, Barra.

GAL: £600(4) – Erray Farm.

LIMx: £800 – Ballymeanach, Mull.

LUIx: £630 – 236 Bruernish, Barra.

SALx: £650(9) – 8 Vatersay, Barra.

SHx: £620(3) – 77 Borve, Barra.

SIMx: £660(5) – Scammadale Farm : £650 – Ballymeanach, Mull.

HEIFERS

LUI: £720(2) – Ardlarach, Luing : £600(2) – Clachan.

SALx: £680(3), £640(2) – 8 Vatersay, Barra.

SHx: £740(7), £720(3), £700(4) & £680(2) – Drumachar Farm : £660 – 77 Borve, Barra.

SIMx: £820(2) – Scammadale : £800 – Saulmore : £800(4) – Ardlarach Luing : £780(3) – Cliad, Coll : £760 – Saulmore : £740 – Ardlarach, Luing : £720(2) & £700(2) – Saulmore : £700(2) – Cliad, Coll.

BG £700 – Resipole.

TOP PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

LIMx: 224p(2) – Auch Estate.

SHx: 235p & 233p – 77 Borve, Barra.

SIMx: 250p(6) – Barachander : 244p(5) – Scammadale : 243p(7) – Barachander : 242p(5) & 231p – Scammadale.

HEIFERS

AAx: 247p(2) – Ballymeanach, Mull.

BSHx: 223p – Achnacloich.

LIMx: 256p – Kengharair : 250p – Laggan, Lismore : 232p – Ballygrundle 2.

LUING 282p(2) – Ardlarach, Luing : 269p(2), 266p(2) – Clachan : 251p(2) – Slaterich : 243p(2) – Clachan : 242p(3) – Ardlarach Luing.

SALx: 235p(3) – 8 Vatersay.

SHx: 342p(2), 307p(2), 296p(2), 292p(2), 290p(2) & 271p(3) – Drumachar : 253p(5) – Achnacloich : 250p – 77 Borve, Barra : 250p – Kengharair.

SIMx: 326p(4), 322p(3) & 310p(2) - Cliad, Coll : 299p – Saulmore : 297p(2) – Scammadale : 292p – Saulmore : 284p(4) & 283p(3) – Scammadale : 282p(2) – Saulmore : 282p(2) – Cliad, Coll : 277p(2) – Scammadale : 274p(2) – Saulmore : 264p(2) – Cliad Coll : 262p(2) – Saulmore : 261p(4) – Ardlarach Luing.

BG 333p(2) & 308p(2) – Resipole.

BULLING HEIFERS 

AAx: £1050(2), £1000(5), £950 – Ballymeanach, Mull.

BSHx: £800, £780 & £690 – Fiart.

BRBx: £930 – Achadhbeag.

GAL £900(2) & £850(2) – Drumachar.

HERx: £820 – Tirfuir.

LIMx: £920 – Laggan : £850 – Baligrundle 2 : £720 – Lochuisge : £700 – Laggan.

LUING £800 – Clachan : £800(2) – Slaterich.

SHx: £980 – Drumachar : £780 – Fiart : £780(4) – Auchnacraig.

SIMx: £1100, £1000 & £980 – Ballymeanach, Mull.

BG £880 – Resipole.

INCALF HEIFERS

LIMx: £1700 – Mid Farm : £1500 – Stroneskar : £1500, £1400 & £1350 – Mid Farm.

SIMx: £2000 – Mid Farm : £1500 – Stroneskar : £1450 – Invernahyle : £1450 & £1420 – Mid Farm : £1350 – Invernahyle, Stroneskar & Mid Farm.

BG £1500,£1450, £1400 & £1350 – Stroneskar.

INCALF COWS

BSHx: £1000 – Tirfuir

BRBx: £950 – Tirfuir

SIMx: £1080 & £940 – Achinrier.

COWS WITH CALVES

AAx: £820 – Glenfeochan Estate.

GAL £820(2) – Ulva Farms.

LIMx: £1000 – Baligrundle 4 : £800(3) – Ledcharrie

SIMx: £900 – Baligrundle 4 : £850 & £800 – Ledcharrie.

BRBx: £920 & £880 – Tirfuir.

COWS RWB

GAL £820(2) & £800(4) – Ulva Farms.

 

United Auctions (Tuesday 17th October 2017) held a special sale of all classes Lambs and Sheep at Oban Livestock Centre when 1659 was sold.  In keeping with current trends, small Blackface Lambs proved hard to cash whilst better sorts of all other breeds enjoyed a more buoyant trade.  Cast Ewes met with levels comparing favourably to other mainland centres.  A good following of buyers were in attendance.

LAMBS

SUFFx: £54.50 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra : £51.00 – Baluachrach.

TEXx: £55.00 – Ardachy : £50.00 – Croic Ur, Lismore.

CHEV £51.50 – 56 Tangasdale : £50.00 – Killiechronan : £46.00 – Newcrofts, Uisken : £40.00 – Croig, Calgarry.

CROSS £48.00 – 56 Tangasdale : £47.00 – Aird : £41.00 – Baluachrach.

MULE £43.50 – Ardachy.

BF £39.00 – Fiart : £34.00 – Turnault : £34.00 – Aird : £33.00 – Fiart : £30.00 – Castles Estate.

WEDDERS

CROSS £46.00 – Lochbuie : £41.00 – 56 Tangasdale.

BF £37.00 – Ensay.

EWES

SUFFx: £52.00 – Baluachrach.

TEXx £48.00 – 2 Kiel Crofts : £47.00 – Fanmore : £46.00 – 56 Tangasdale.

CHEV £37.00 – Balligarve : £37.00 – Creagnich : £34.00 – Tiraghoil.

CROSS £45.00 – Baluachrach : £41.00 – Newfield : £40.00 – Baluachrach.

MULE £42.00 – Balligarve : £40.00 – Frackersaig.

BF £30.00 – Lagganulva : £27.00 – Newcrofts Uisken : £26.00 – Carnasserie.

 

United Auctions (Wednesday 12th October 2017) held the Annual Ram Sale at Oban Livestock Centre when 264 head was sold.  A good selection of stock was presented in all sections to a full but cautious ringside of buyers.  Shearlings averaged £240.90 and Ram Lambs averaged £161.25


Shearlings:
Suffolk:  £520 – Woodside Farm : £500, £420 & £400(3) – Newton of Crathie : £400 – Woodside Farm.
Texel:  
£620 – Achnaba : £500(4) – Veltigar, Tankerness : £500 – Newton of Crathie : £500 – King Side Farm : £480, £450 & £420 – Dunashery : £400 – Walton Farm.
BF  £550 – Balliemeanoch : £420 – Arnicle : £420 – Laigh Alticane : £400 – Balliemeanoch.
Cheviot: £620 & £580 – Commonside : £520 – Attonburn : £520 – Lochbroom : £500(2) – Attonburn :
£500 – Woodside Farm : £500 – Balure Farm : £480 – Woodside Farm : £480 – Commonside : £480 – Maidencoates : £450 – Commonside : £450 – Maidencoates : £450 – Commonside : £420 – Stirkfield : £400 – Maidencoates(3), Balure Farm & Attonburn.
Blueface Leicester:  £500 & £420 – Broadleys : £400 – Liddesdale House.
Charollais:  £300 – Newton of Crathie.
 
Ram Lambs:
Suffolk: £300 – Tyree
Texel: £500 – Tyree : £340 – 5 Tomaig Farm : £220 – Barcaldine Home Farm.
Beltex: £240 – Ardencaple Lodge.
BF: £100 – Wood Cottage Croft.
Cross:  £200 – Barcaldine Home Farm.
 

United Auctions held the Annual  October Show & Sale of Spring Born Suckled Calves at Oban Livestock Centre  when they were favoured with an entry of 849 head.  A good selection of predominately hill reared Calves was presented to a large following of buyers, many making their first visit to the centre.  Pre Sale judge was  Mr. Tom Cochrane, East Balscalloch, Stranraer who made the following awards:

Bullock Calf:  1st & Reserve Overall:  D MacDonald, Tyree:  Limousin – 354kilo’s £970 to F Connoly, Fife.  2nd A MacGillivray, Achuran:   Limousin – 396kilo’s £1010 to F Connoly.  3rd D MacCormick, Baligarve:  Limousin – 444kilo’s £990 to D Low, Pittenkerrie.

Heifer Calf:  1st & Overall Champion:  D MacDonald, Tyree:  BRB Cross – 418kilo’s £1200 to R Nelson, Cuttlehill Farm.  2nd M/s Campbell, Achnacreebeg:  Limousin – 370kilo’s £930 to T Cochrane.  3rd M/s Campbell, Strongorm:  Limousin – 286kilo’s £790 to Angle Park Fmg. Co., Cupar.

Overall, the Bullocks averaged £674.37 per head or 263.1 pence per kilo whilst the Heifers levelled out at £563.90 per head or 232.8 pence per kilo.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES

BULLOCKS

Aberdeen Angus Cross

Poltalloch - £880(2), £875(8), £850(10), £795(7), £755(11); Ardachy - £850

BRB Cross

Tyree - £935 & ££855

Charolais Cross

Shenavallie - £780 & £760

Hereford Cross

Clachan, Tiree - £1010, £930(2) & £890(2)

Limousin Cross

Achuran - £1010; Baligarve - £990; Tyree, North Ardnacalch(2), Achnaba(4)& Ardachy - £970; Culbhuirg - £960(2); Achnaba - £945(2); Annat & Baligarve - £940; Culbhuirg - £920(6); Ardachy - £910(2)

Luing

Clacahn Farms - £805(6); Ardlarach - £770(10), £700(8)

Simmental Cross

Laggan Farms - £975; Ardlarach - £820(2); Dunach Estate - £805(5)

HEIFERS

Aberdeen Angus Cross

Ardachy - £860 & £780

BRB Cross

Tyree - £1200

Charolais Cross

Shenavallie - £675

Limousin Cross

Achnacreebeag - £960 & £930; Achnaba - £840 & £810(2); Ardachy(3) & Strongorm  - £790; Culbhuirg & Achuran - £780; Achnacreebeag - £770; North Ardnaclach - £760; Achnaba - £750

Simmental Cross

Keil Farm - £800 & £730 

LEADING PRICES (PENCE PER KILO)

BULLOCKS

Aberdeen Angus Cross

Poltalloch – 373.3(11), 329.9(7), 311.4(8); Kilbride (Anderson) – 302.3(6), 299.0, 278.0(2); Poltalloch – 276.7(10) & 250.7(2)

BSH

Achnacloich – 228.3

BRB Cross

Shenavallie – 301.0 & 290.1; Tyree – 267.1 & 257.5

Blonde Cross

Shenavallie – 335.2 & 287.9

Charolais Cross

Shenavallie – 286.4 & 263.9

Limousin Cross

Scoor – 362.7(3); Strongorm – 357.1(2); Calachally – 353.3(2); Aird – 348.9(4); Strongorm – 340.3(4); Kengharair – 330.5; Strongorm – 326.9(2) & 324(2); Pennygown – 323.2(3);  Muckairn - 320.1(2); Poltalloch – 319.5(5); Scoor – 315.9(6); Strongorm – 313.3(6); Aird – 305.3; Poltalloch – 304.1(2); Calachally – 302.5(2) & 301.4(4)

Luing

Knock – 277.6(13); Ardlarach - 271.9(10), 259.3(11), 254.6(8) & 252.7(8); Clachan Farms – 265.6(3) & 256.2(5)

Simmental Cross

Kilbride(Craig) – 328; Strongorm – 320.7(4); Kilbride(Anderson) – 316.8(8); Kilbride(Craig) – 302.0(6); Ballymeanach – 300.0(4)

HEIFERS

BRB Cross

Tyree – 287.1; Shenavallie – 271.8

Blonde Cross

Shenavallie – 253.0(5)

Charolais Cross

Shenavallie – 241.4(2)

Limousin Cross

Calachally – 298.7(2); Strongorm & Calachally – 276.2; Strongorm – 271.4(2) & 268.1(5); Poltalloch – 267.1(5); Achuran – 267.1; Strongorm – 266.3(4); Lochbuie – 265.3(2); Muckairn – 263.8(2); Aird – 263.5(2); Lochbuie – 259.7(7); Pennygown – 258.1(3); Ardtur – 254.7(3); Stroneskar – 253.3; Achnacreebeag – 251.4; Kengharair – 250.0(2)

Simmental Cross

Kilbride(Anderson) – 289.5(4), 265.4(2) & 241.4; Strongorm – 239.5(3); Kilbride(Craig) – 238.3(2). 
 

 

United Auctions (Tuesday 26th September 2017) held a breeding sheep sale at Oban Livestock Centre when they were favored with an entry of 5056 head of all classes.  

In keeping with other mainland centre’s, character lots were easily sold to advantage.  Plainer types proved less favorable to the buyers around the ringside. 

GIMMERS

BLUE LEICESTER CROSS Dalvore £102

TEXEL CROSS Tyree £135 ( D MacDonald, Jnr.); Croft 2 Fanmore £100

CHEVIOT Balliemackillichan £105; Tiraghoil £100.

MULE Fiart (N Carmichael) £125; Inneshewan Farms £108; Upper Largie £108; 4 Ballygrundle £108.

BLACKFACE Sealladhnamara £160 & £140; Acharonnich £90; Upper Largie £86; Sealladhnamarra £86; Glengorm £86

EWES 

SUFFOLK Auchnashul £50

TEXEL Auchnashul £50

CHEV Cailaich £80 & £58; Sealladhnamara £70 & £62

MULE Balliemackillichan £68 & £66; Upper Largie £62 & £60; 

BLACKFACE Sealladhnamara £260, £102, £78, £72 & £70; Kengharair £62; Turnault £58; Achalic £56; Sealladhnamara £55; Creag-a-Mhadaidh £52; Achnaba £50

EWE LAMBS

SUFFOLK Ardentraive £40

BELTEX Slaterich £40

TEXEL Tyree (D MacDonald Jnr) £82

CHEVIOT Tyree (D MacDonald Jnr) £68; Cailaich £66 & £56; Balure Farm £55; Slaterich £50

MULE Tyree £88; Saulmore £82; Tyree (D MacDonald Jnr) £78; Saulmore £78; Fiart £78; Tyree £78; Fiart £76 & £75; Stronacroibh £72; Tyree £70; Upper Largie £70

CHEVIOT/MULE Caddleton Farms £88 & £80

BLACKFACE Blarchourin Estate £63; Scammadale £56; Croft No1 Fanmore £55; Saulmore £55 & £54; Invernahyle £52; Fiart £50; Turnault £50; Slaterich £50; Glenfeochan Estate £50

United Auctions (Tuesday 19th September 2017) held a special sale of all classes’ lambs & sheep at Oban Livestock Centre.  3465 head was sold.  The entry of lambs consisted mainly of smaller hill types which proved hard to cash.  Ewes sold in keeping with current levels.

LAMBS

SUFFx: £56.50 & £53.50 – Frackersaig Farms : £52.50 – Balnagown : £52.00 – Sgriob Ruadh : £51.00 – Kilbride Farm.

TEXx: £59.00 – Kengharair : £57.00 – Assapol : £56.00 – Gallanach Farms : £54.50 – Baligrundle No2 : £53.00 – Strongorm : £52.50 – Homestead : £50.00 – Assapol & Plochaig.

CHEV £51.00 – Shenavallie & Rhugarbh Cottage : £50.00 – Daltote.

CROSS £50.00 – Frackersaig & Achnamonie.

MULE £55.00 – Rhu-Ard.

CHEV MULE £50.00 – Homestead.

BF £35.00 – Creagan Inn : £35.00 – Gorteneorn Farmers : £34.00 – Tiraghoil : £32.00 – Ardachy.

EWES

SUFFx: £48.00 – Balnagown : £40.00 – Shenavallie.

TEXx: £40.00 – Antuim.

CHEV £64.00 & £60.00 – Ensay : £60.00 – Drumfingal : £60.00 – Ensay : £58.00 & £56.00 – Drumfingal .

CROSS £60.00 – Baligrundle No2 : £57.00 – Sgriob Ruadh : £50.00 – Frackersaig Farms & Tullich Croft.

BF £50.00 – Ensay : £40.00 – Gallanach Farms.

RIGGS

TEXx: £37.00 – Strontoiler.

CHEV: £40.00 – Gallanach Farms.

CROSS £41.00 – Plochaig : £40.00 – Frackersaig Farms.

BF £39.00 – Clachan Farms.

 

United Auctions (Tuesday 12th September 2017) held a Special Show & Sale of Suckled Calves & Breeding Cattle at Oban Livestock Centre.  A small show of quality bred cattle were on offer as well an offering of lambs & sheep.  

Judging the various classes at the show was in the hands of Craig Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden.  His placings are as follows:  Bullock Calf:  1st M/s Troughton, Ardachy - £1015 to C Malone.  2nd M/s Buchanan, Achnaba  £930 to C Malone.  Heifers:  1st  & Overall Champion M/s Campbell, Achnacreebeg  £1000 to C Malone  2nd & Reserve Overall   M/s Campbell £995 to Mr. Anderson. Netherfalla, Peebles. 3rd Mr D MacDonald, Tyree £1360 to M/s MacNicol, Turnault.

Bullocks:

AA X.  £1010 – Ardachy

BRB X. £855 – Achnaba

Lim X. £1045 – Achnaba; £1015 – Ardachy; £1010, £960 – Achnaba; £950, £935, £930 – Ardachy; £900 – Achnaba & Aird.

Saler X. £890, 19 East Hynish, Tiree

Heifers

BRB X.  £1360 – Tyree

LimX.   £1000, £995 – Achnacreebeg; £930 – Achnaba; £890 – Tyree; £860 – Annat; £855 – Ardachy; £850 – Keil Crofts.

Sim X.  £835 & £830 – Kilvaree Farm.

Leading Prices Per Kilo

Bullocks

BRB X.  213.9 – 19 East Hynish

Lim X.  279.1, 271.5 & 260  – Achnaba; 260 – Aird; 252.4 – Achnaba; 252 – Glencreran & Achnaba.

Saler X.  219.9 – 19 East Hynish

SH X.  216 – Glencreran

Sim X.  220 & 217 – Glencreran.

Heifers

BRB X.  333 – Tyree

Lim X.  257.8 & 253.8 – Achnacreebeg; 248.5 – Keil Crofts; 242.3 – Ardachy; 238 – Tyree; 236 – Achnaba.

Sim X.  222.6 – Kilvaree Farm.

Lambs

Suff X.  £53 – Glenshellach

Tex X.  £56.5 – Glenshellach

Chev X.  £41 – Barndromin

Mule.  £53 – Glenshellach

BF.  £30.5 – Barndromin

Cast Ewes.  £52, £44.5 – Caolis, Coll; £36 – Balnagown, Lismore; £34 – Achalic
 

United Auctions (Tuesday 5th September 2017) had a catalogued entry of over 5100 all classes of lambs and sheep at their fourth sale of the season held at Oban Livestock Centre. 

This sale included the annual show and sale of Blackface Wedder Lambs which was ably judged by Mr William Dunlop, Elmscleugh Farm, East Lothian whose awards are as follows.  1st Mr J Carmichael, Fiart £53.50 to Mr Dunlop.  2nd Mr F Ronald, Saulmore £51.50 to Mr Dunlop.  3rd Glenfeochan Farm £48.50 to Mr Dunlop.  Overall, lambs lacked flesh on the year due to the continuous wet weather and price recorded in the sale ring reflected this situation.

LAMBS

SUFFx: £65.00 – Glenshellach.

TEXx: £62.50 – Glenshellach : £59.00 & £52.50 – Knock Farm.

CHEV:  £51.00 – 7 Rhulios, Barra : £50.00 – Feringa Farming, Coll : £49.00 – Barguillean : £47.50 – Feringa Farming, Coll : £46.00 – Bruilin.

CROSS: £50.00 – Balliemore : £40.00 – Achnabreac.

MULE: £52.00 – Poltalloch : £43.00 – Garraron & Melfort Farms.

BF: £55.00 – Glenshellach : £53.50 – Fiart : £51.50 – Saulmore : £48.50 – Glenfeochan : £45.00 – South Achinduin & Acharonich : £44.00 – Inshaig : £43.50 – Poltalloch : £41.50 – Tayvallich Estates : £40.50 – Balliemore : £40.00 – Achalic. 

EWES

CHEV: £42.00 – Knock Farm : £39.00 – 7 Rhulios : £35.00 – Croic Ur, Lismore.

CROSS: £55.00 & £39.00 – Caolis, Coll.

MULE: £55.00 – Knock Farm, Mull.

BF: £55.00 – Croic Ur, Lismore : £38.00 – 2 Allasdale, Barra : £32.00 – Burnbank : £32.00 – Ederline Estate.

WEDDERS

CROSS: £45.00 – Shellachan
 

 

United Auctions (Tuesday 29th August 2017) had a catalogued entry of 5200 lambs and sheep sold in keeping with current rates at United Auctions sale held at Oban Livestock Centre.  Lambs consisted mainly of hill types and were shown in good bloom and sold to a good ringside of buyers.

LAMBS

£64.00 – Barvullin Beag : £60.00 – Fiart: £59.50 – 19 Blarmafoldach & Achnacree Beag : £59.00 – Ardchatten HF: £58.00 – Torbhlaren.

TEXx: £69.00 – Auchnasaul : £67.00 – Newfield : £60.50 – South Achinduin : £60.00 – Ardlarach : £58.00 – Ballygrundle No2.

BELTx: £56.00 – Achuaran.

CHEVx: £55.00 – Scoor : £53.00 – Ballard & Scoor.

CROSS £53.00 – Cuil Bay : £51.50 – Duallin.

MULE £59.00 – Ardchatten HF : £57.00 – Balnagown : £53.00 – Duallin : £51.00 – Ardachy.

CHEV MULE £58.00 – Barguillean : £55.50 – Dunmor : £54.00 – Mid Farm.

BF £40.00 – Achuaran : £32.50 – Treshnish Farm :  £32.00 – 3 Balevullin, Tiree, Treshnish & Kengharair : £30.00 – Stroneskar. 

EWES

TEXx: £65.00 – Inion.

CHEVx: £63.00 – Ballard : £58.00  & £55.00 – Caddleton.

CROSS £62.00 – Dunmor.

MULE £50.00 – Ardencaple Farm : £46.00 – Bailuacraich.

CHEV Mule: £55.00 – Tirfuir.

BF £42.00 – Saulmore : £38.00 – Auchnasaul. 

RIGGS

SUFFx: £49.00 – Torbhlaren.

TEXx: £54.00 – Aird Farm : £47.50 – Balliemore. 

CHEVx:

£58.50 – Gordonlea : £53.50 – Scoor.

CROSS

£67.00 – Auchnasaul : £50.00 – Balnahard & Ardlarach.

MULE £64.00 – Upper Largie.

BF £42.50 – Slaterich : £40.00 – Balnahard. 

 

United Auctions (Tuesday 22nd August 2017) held their second sale of all classes of lambs and sheep at Oban Livestock Centre when 4547 was sold.  

Again, a good show of quality bred lambs were on offer and were keenly bid for, by a large turnout of buyers, with prices realised comparing favourably to other principal mainland centres.  A feature of the sale was the consignment of 903 Suffolk & Texel Lambs forward from Mr Cadzow, Ardlarach, Luing which averaged £58.33.

SUFFx: £70.50 – Ballimackillichan : £69.50 – 85 Borve, Barra : £65.00 – No3 Killean : £63.00 – Ardlarach, Luing : £62.50 – Frackersaig : £61.50 – Dunmor, 85 Borve Barra : Ardencaple : £61.00 – Ardlarach : £60.00 – Balliemackillichan & Duiletter.

TEXx: £67.50 – 58 Tangasdale, Barra : £65.00 – Newfield : £61.00 – Balligarve : £60.50 – Ardlarach, Balnagown, Laggan : £60.00 – 58 Tangasdale Barra & Ardencaple.

BELTx: £59.00 – Upper Largie & Poltalloch.

CHEVx: £57.00 & £54.00 – Drumfingal, Dervaig.

CROSS £54.00 – Ardlarach.

MULE £57.50 – Fiart : £55.00 – Poltalloch : £54.50 – Frackersaig Farms.

BF £38.00 – Dunach Estate : £37.00 – Balliemore & Strongorm : £36.00 – Callachally.

EWES

TEXx: £55.00 & £49.50 – Dunach Estate.

SUFFx: £36.00 – 85 Borve, Barra.

CHEVx: £41.00 – Pennygown.

CROSS £35.00 – Ardachy : £34.00 – 62 Tangasdale, Barra.

BF £40.00 – 62 Tangasdale, Barra.

RIGGS

SUFFx: £51.00 – Ashfield & Frackersaig Farms.

BELTx: £66.0 – Upper Largie.

TEXx: £56.00 – 58 Tangasdale, Barra.

CROSS £49.50 – Slaterich : £46.50 – 122 Craigston, Barra.

CAST RAMS TEXx: £65.00 – Acharonich Farm


United Auctions (Tuesday 15th August 2017)  held their opening sale of lambs & sheep at Oban Livestock Centre.  A strong ringside of buyers ensured all stock was cleared at satisfactory levels when 4287 was sold. Barcaldine Home Farm led the lamb prices when their Texel Crosses sold to £80.  At the show held previous to the sale, Mr Jim Murray, Clackmannan judged the various classes and the following were his awards:  

Pens of 20 or more lambs (any breed)  

1st & Champion: Ballimackillichan, Lismore. 

2nd: Achuran, Lismore.  

3rd: Barguillean, Taynuilt. 


Lambs

SUFFx: £70.50 – Ballimackillichan : £69.50 – Upper Largie : £69.00 & £65.00 – Frackersaig : £65.00 – Mid Farm : £63.50 – Upper Largie : £63.00 – Achnacree Beag : £62.00 – Poltalloch : £61.00 – Strongorm, Dalvore & Ardsheal : £60.50 – Ashfield.

BELTx: £68.00 – Achuaran : £67.50 – Upper Largie.

TEXx: £80.00 – Barcaldine HF : £74.50 – Balligarve : £74.00 – Balnagown : £73.00 – Croic Ur : £72.00 – Barcaldine HF : £71.00 – Barguillean : £70.00 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra : £68.50 – Assapol & Ardachy : £68.00 – Strongorm & Keilbeg : £67.50 – Baligrundle : £64.00 – Strontoiler, Baleveolan & Ballimackillichan : £63.00 – 66 Tangasdale, Barra : £62.00 – Ardachy, 3 Ballgrundle, Bailuacraich : £61.50 – Croic Ur : £60.00 – 56 Tangasdale.

CHEVx: £55.00 – 66 Tangasdale, Barra : £52.00 – Braefoot & Cailaich.

CROSS: £62.00 – The Homestead : £55.00 – Barranrioch.

MULE: £65.50 – Fiart : £61.50 – Achuaran : £58.50 – Stronacroibh : £57.50 – Frackersaig : £55.50 – Saulmore : £55.00 – Poltalloch.

CHEV MULE: £60.00 – Dunach Estate.

HAMP: £50.50 – Pennygown.

BF: £34.00 – Barranrioch : £32.00 – Clashbennie.  

Cast Ewes

SUFFx: £78.00 – Barcaldine HF

TEXx: £92.00 & £70.00 – Barcaldine HF : £65.00 – Strontoiler : £64.00 – Dunach Estate.

CHEV: £59.00 – Strongorm.

MULE: £59.00 – Ardachy.

BF: £46.00 – Strongorm.

 

Tuesday 13th June 2017

United Auctions had a catalogued entry of 115 store cattle, 20 cows & calves, 10 cast cows, 112 ewes & lambs and 452 grazing hoggs & ewes at their opening sale at Oban Livestock Centre.  

A large turnout of buyers resulted in a buoyant trade throughout.  Bullocks sold to a top of £1080 for Limousin Crosses from Achnaba and to 326ppk, also for Limousin Crosses from Glencreran Estate.  Heifers sold to £1180 for Simmental Crosses from Ardencaple and to 347p for British Blue Cross from Tyree.  Breeding cattle sold to £1220 for cow with heifer calf from Ardmay, Tiree.  Hoggs from Barguillean sold to £101.  Gimmers with lambs at foot from Tyree sold to £180 whilst the same home sold ewes with lambs at £162.

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

BULLOCKS

AAx: £890(3) – Polltalloch.

LIMx: £1080(2), £1020 & £960 – Achnaba : £830 – Ardchatten HF.

LUING: £970(2) – Slaterich.

SIMx: £870(2) - Scammadale : £860 – Ardencaple : £820 – Muckairn : £810(5) – Ardencaple : £800 – Achnacreemore.

HEIFERS

BRBx: £750 – Tyree.

CHARx: £970 & £960 - Creagan, Benderloch.

LIMx: £770 – Ardchatten HF : £740 – Ledcharrie : £700(3) – Poltalloch.

LUING: £690 – Ardchatten HF.

SHx: £690 – Lochnell HF

SIMx: £840 – Ardencapple : £760(5) & £720 – Scammadale.

BULLING HEIFERS

SIMx: £1180(2) – Ardencapple :  £1140(2) – Scammadale :  £920(2) – Ardencapple.

COWS WITH HEIFER CALVES: £1220 & £1000 – Ardmay, Tiree : £920 – Slaterich : £900 – Lochnell HF & Ardmay.

COWS WITH BULL CALVES: £1180 – Lochnell Hf : £1180 & £1120 – Tyree : £1000, £950 & £920(2) – Lochnell HF.

PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

AAx: 267p & 235p – Poltalloch.

LIMx: 327p – Glencreran Estate : 323p – Aird Farm : 305p – Glencreran Estate : 296p – Antuim : £290p(2) – Achnaba : 287p – Strongorm :  285p & 282p – Achnaba : 267p – Poltalloch : 261p – Ardchatten HF.

LUING: 271p(2) – Slaterich.

SHx:297p – Glencreran Estate.

SIMx: 284p & 274p – Scammadale : 272p – Muckairn : 253p, 252p(5) & 248p - Ardencaple : 244p(2) & 243p(2) – Scammadale : 237p – Achnacreemore.

HEIFERS

BRBx: 347p – Tyree.

CHARx: 225p – Creagan, Benderloch.

LIMx: 316p – Aird Farm : 301p(2) – Glencreran Estate : 284p(3) – Ledcharrie : 265p – Antuim : 263p – 1 Knockvologan : 261p & 260p – Aird Farm : 254p(3) – Poltalloch : 253p & 250p – Ardchatten HF : 250p – Antuim.

SHx: 238p – Lochnell HF.

SIMx: 323p(2) – Ardencapple : 295p(3) & 284p – Scammadale : 262p – Tyree : 257p(2) – Scammadale.

GIMMERS WITH LAMBS AT FOOT £180 & £140 - Tyree

EWES WITH LAMBS AT FOOT 

SUFFx: £162 & £125 – Tyree

TEXx: £152 & £128 - Tyree : £115 – Balliemore : £108 – Birchfield. 

BF: £90 – Balliemore.

CROSS: £135 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra : £111 – Brae Rd, Ardrishaig : £98 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra.

HOGGS

SUFFx: £80 – Homestead : £77 – Strongorm : £74 – Upper Largie : £73 – Glenshellach.

BFLx: £70 – Homestead.

BELx: £70 & £68 – Crinan.

TEXx: £85 – Ardachy : £69 – Strongorm.

CHEVx:£71 – Strongorm.

CROSS: £86 – Strongorm : £82 – Portcastle.

MULE: £101 – Barguillean : £76 – Balligarve.

BF: £74 – Gorteneorn : £64 – Turnnault : £63 – Upper Largie.

CAST EWES

SUFFx: £88 – Tyree : £74 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra : £69 – Ballimackillichan.

BFLx: £78 – Barguillean.

TEXx: £93 – Tyree : £80 – Balliemore : £74 – Strongorm.

CHEVx: £73 – Croic Ur : £63 – Barguillean.

CROSS: £93 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra : £87 – Portcastle : £85 – Glenshellach.

MULE: £75 – Balnagown : £72 – Tyree.

BF: £72 – Balliemore : £70 – Lochnell HF : £70 – Birchfield.

CAST RAMS

SUFF: £80 – Tyree

BFL: £72 – Achalic

TEX: £96 – Achnabreac Croft : £96 – Ellary Farms : £86 – Tyree.

BF: £82 – Achalic.

SWAL: £62 – Achalic.

WEDDERS

CHEVx: £61 – Ellary Farms.

CROSS: £88 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra.

BF: £89 – Achalic.  

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