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Livestock Sales Reports - Oban Livestock Centre

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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