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Livestock Sales Reports - Dalmally

Friday 21st September 2018

United Auctions held their Annual Breeding Sheep Sale at Dalmally Auction Mart.  7747 Sheep of all classes was sold.  Blackface Ewe Lambs lacked condition and size.  All other sections were shown in good bloom and sold at levels satisfactory to consignors.  Despite an excellent ringside of buyers in attendance, prices failed to reach last year’s levels in most sections, this being a reflection on the present shortage of cash throughout the whole farming sector.  The following are the averages obtained on the day.
Blackface Ewe Lambs £45.82 (- £8.95). Cross Bred Ewe Lambs £58.01 (+ £7.96). Blackface Gimmers £83.10 (-£14.20). Cross Bred Gimmers £87.48 (-£9.38). Blackface Ewes £46.31 (-£1.74). Cross Bred Ewes £47.86 (+£2.02).  The stud sheep offered for sale drew interest from all over the country with M/s Jackson, Pole leading the prices with a pen of Blackface Gimmers selling to £1000 per head to Fletcher Farming, Laigh Hatton.
EWE LAMBS
BF £130 – Mill Park : £90 – Crammie : £78 – Acharonich : £75 – Crammie : £70 – Lurgan : £70 – Burnbank (Oban) : £70 – Drumachar : £70 - Mill Park : £70 – Crammie : £70 – Tay & Torridon Estate : £70 – Kenknock .
MULE £90 & £78 – Duallin : £75 – Pitcastle Estate : £75 – Saulmore : £65 – Culbhuirg, Iona.
TEXx: £60 – Stonefield Farms.
CHEV £62 – Kilchoan.
CROSS £52 & £51 – Balnahard.
 
GIMMERS
BF (Stud) £1000 – Pole Farm : £550 & £480 – Dalchirla : £450 – Tay & Torridon Estates : £390 – Lephinchapel : £350 & £320 – Dalchirla : £300 – Arnicle : £280 – Lephinchapel : £260 – Pole Farm : £250 – Arnicle : £250 – Lephinchapel : £190 – Nunnerie : £138 – Lephinchapel.
BF (Commercial)
£110 – Littleport: £108 – Tearman: £105 – Balliemeanoch: £100 – Laigh Balernock: £100 – Acharonich: £98 – Glenkiln: £98 – Auldallan: £95 – Pole: £95 – 20 Achnamarra: £95 – Invernahyle: £95 – Achalic Farm: £95 – Littleport (Ardveich): £95 – Balliemeanach.
 
SWALE Cross £80 – Achalic.
MULE £135 – Achalic : £122 – Culbhuirg, Iona  : £110 – Achalic : £108 – Tullich Croft : £102 – Dall.
CHEV £100 – Cour Grazings.
 
EWES
BF:  £580 – Pole Farm : £200 – Arnicle : £140 – Balliemeanoch : £125 – Tay & Torridon Estates : £102 – Crammie : £82 – Barbreck (Neish) : £82 – Croft 1 Fanmore : £80 – Gobagrennan : £80 – Crosshill : £80 – Pole : £78 – Gobagrennan : £75 – Antuim : £72 – Gobagrennan : £70 – Crosshill : £65 – Burnbank Oban : £65 – Balliemeanoch : £64 – Tullochcan: £62 – Littleport: £62 – Littleport (Ardveich): £60 – Maam: £58 – Luss Estate: £58 – Antuim, Mull: £55 – Luss Estate: £55 – Garraron & Melfort Farms: £55 – Croft 1 Fanmore, Mull: £55 – Pitcastle: £55 – Littleport: £55 – Roromore: £54 – Corrylorn; £54 – Bragleenmore.
CHEV £60 & £58 – Maam : £50 – Keppochan : £50 – Machrins : £50 – Strathoich : £50 – Blackmount.
MULE £45 – Kilchoan.
 

Saturday 15th September 2018

United Auctions sold 2797 Lambs & Sheep at Dalmally Auction Mart.  

Lambs levelled out at £38.57 recording a rise of £2.38 on the year.  Lambs consisted of second and third draws and sold to a good ringside of buyers.
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
LAMBS
SUFFx: £64.50 – Auchnasaul.
TEXx: £66.50 – Stonefield Farms : £58.50 – Barguillean.
CHEV £56.50 – 83 Borve : £56.00 – Balnaha : £53.50 – 15 Ardmhor, Barra : £52.50 – Stonefield Farms.
CROSS £62.50 – Stonefield Farms : £59.00 – Keppochan.
MULE £58.00 – Achalic.
BF £50.00 – Littleport : £46.50 – 83 Borve : £45.00 – Littleport : £44.00 – Achnaba : £43.50 – Blarmafoldach : £43.00 – Barachander : £43.00 – Castles Estate : £42.50 – Ardchonnel, Connel : £42.00 – Achalic.
 
EWES
TEXx: £49.00 – Stonefield Farms.
CHEV £44.50 – Stonefield Farms : £43.50 – Rhynachulaig.
MULE £49.00 – Stonefield Farms.
HAMP £49.00 – Hill Cottage, Colonsay.
BF £39.00 – Castles Estate : £39.00 – Stroneskar : £37.50 – Brenchoille : £37.00 – Glenmassaon : £37.00 – Cluaran : £36.00 – Blairmore.
 
RAMS, BF £550, £380(2) & £300 – Castles Estate.
 
TOP PRICES PER KILO
LAMBS
SUFFx: 176p – Balnahard, Colonsay.
TEXx: 181p & 179p – Brenchoille : 179p – Branault : 178p – Barguillean : 176p – Silvercraigs : 176p – Balliemeanoch, Lochgilphead.
CHEV 186p – 83 Borve : 178p – Keppochan : 176p – Castles Estate : 174p – Balnaha & Castles Estate : 171p – Balnaha : 170p – 83 Borve, Barra.
CROSS 171p – Rhynachulaig & Blarachouriunn Estate.
MULE 170p – Achalic : 163p – Stonefield Farms.
BF 160p & 153p – Littleport : 148p – Achnaba : 146p – Castles Estate : 144p – Blarmafoldach : 143p – 83 Borve : 141p – Meallagie & Benmore Farm : 140p – Bragleenbeg.
 

Saturday 8th September 2018

United Auctions (Saturday 8th September 2018) held their Annual Show & Sale of Blackface Wedder Lambs, sponsored by the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association, also Sale of all classes Cross Bred Lambs & Feeding Sheep at Dalmally Auction Mart.

A catalogued entry of 8002 lambs & sheep sold to a packed ringside of buyers. Mr. William Dunlop, Elmscleugh judged the various classes of Blackface Lambs and his awards are as follows. 1st & Champion Pen taking the James Weir Memorial Trophy – Achnaba - £58. 2nd Tullochan - £51 and 3rd Tayvallich Estate - £45.50. As in line with other centres, lambs were weighing 2k to 3k lighter on the year, nevertheless, most sellers were receiving £2 to £5 per head more on the year. Overall Lambs sold to average £39.98 per head or 149.2 per kilo (+ £3.48 per head or 15.7 pence per kilo) whilst the Blackface section averaged £37.35 per head or 128.6 per kilo.
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
BF
£62.00 – Invernahyle : £59.50 – Mill Park : £58.50 – Ormsary Farmers : £58.00 – Achnaba : £53.00 – Invernahyle : £52.50 – Lephinkill : £52.00 – Clachan Farms (Kilninver) : £51.00 – Tullochcan : £50.50 – Corrylorn : £50.00 – Dall : £49.50 – Ormsary Farmers : £47.50 – Invernahyle : £47.50 – Machrins Farm : £47.50 – Littleport : £47.00 – Drumachar : £46.50 – Kiloran Farmers : £46.00 – Luss Estates : £46.00 – Scallasaig : £45.50 – Castles Estate : £45.50 – Tayvallich Estate : £45.00 – Inchgarth Farm.
SUFFx: £62.00 – Drumachar Farm : £56.50 – Glenbrock Farm.
TEXx: £70.00 – Inchgarth Farm : £65.50 – Lephinkill Farm : £61.00 – 99 Upper Borve, Barra : £60.00 – Keppoch Farm : £58.50 – Barbreck Farm, Lochgilphead : £58.50 – Stonefield : £58.00 – Glenshero : £58.00 – Inchgarth : £57.50 – Craigmore : £57.00 – Ardchatten : £57.00 – Keppoch.
CHEV £73.50 & £62.00 – Brackenridge : £58.50 – Caddleton Farms : £56.00 – Gorten.
CROSS
£57.00 – Stroneskar : £53.00 – Stonefield.

EWES
TEXx: £59.00 – Craigmore.
CHEV £43.00 – 4 Glenaros.
BF £42.50 – Castles Estate : £40.00 – Kilchoan.

TOP PRICES PER KILO
LAMBS
BF 179p – Inchgarth : 171p – Achnaba : 167p – Ormsary Farmers : 166p – Littleport : 165p – Tullochcan : 165p – Littleport : 163p – Ormsary Farmers : 160p – Kiloran Farmers : 160p – Ormsary Farmers : 159p – Corrylorn : 158p – Ederline Estate : 157p – Bragleenmore : 157p – Clachan Farms (Kilninver) : Castles Estate : 157p – Tigh Airigh : 157p – Machrins Farm : 155p – Invernahyle : 155p – Inchgarth : 154p – Keilator : 154p – Lephinkill : 154p – Corrylorn : 152p – Garrogie Estates : 151p – Dericambus : 151p – Scallasaig : 151p – Mill Park.
SUFFx: 174p – Ardchatten : 168p – Glenbrock.
TEXx: 190p – Inchgarth Farm : 190p – Barbreck Farm (Lochgilphead) : 188p – Inchgarth Farm : 186p – Lephinkill Farm : 185p – Stonefield Farms : 185p – 99 Upper Borve, Barra : 184p – Keppoch Farm : 183p – Keilbeg : 183p – Stonefield Farms : 182p – Drumachar Farm : 181p – Leargie Farm : 181p – Barbreck (Lochgilphead).
CHEV 193p – Blackmount : 189p – Kilchoan : 186p – Maam : 184p – Inchgarth : 184p – Caddleton Farms : 184p – Kilchoan

 

Friday 27th July 2018

United Auctions (Friday 27th July 2018) annual Dalmally Fair Day show and sale sold 361 head of cattle.  
Judge was Mr William Cameron, Burnside, Keith Considering the very recent dry weather and the lack of grass and winter feed all classes sold well.

Bullocks (210) averaged 228.2ppk selling to 266.4ppk for a BBX from Killocraw and to £1260 for a AAX from Balegreggan.
Heifers (130) averaged 213.9ppk selling to 291p for a LimX from Uigle and to £1290 for a LimX from Dippen.

Top prices:
Bullocks (£ph)
Balegreggan (AAX) £1260, (AAX) £1240, (AAX) £1190, (CharX) £1240, (CharX & SimX) £1200, (CharX) £1180;  Dippen (LimX & BBX) £1220

Bullocks (ppk)
Killocraw (BBX) 266.4p;  Achnaba (LimX) 264.4p; East Laggan (CharX) 264.3p; Poltalloch (AAX) 237.8p; Duallin (SimX) 217.5p

Heifers (£ph)
Dippen (LimX) £1290; Balegreggan (CharX) £1210; Killocraw (BBX) £1200; Balegreggan (AAX) £1080 & (SimX) £1060

Heifers (ppk)
Uigle (LimX) 291p;  Killocraw 277.3p; East Laggan (CharX) 240.3p; Duallin (SimX) 220.5p; Balegreggan (AAX) 197.3p

Breeding cattle (21)
Heifer with bull calf at foot £1580 Laggan Farms
Heifer with heifer calf at foot £1520 Laggan Farms

Prize List
Champion (sponsored by P McKerral & Co)
Limousin bullock from Semple, Dippen

Reserve Champion (sponsored by Glenside Tractors) & best opposite sex to Champion
British Blue Cross heifer from Lines, Killocraw

Best pen of 4 cattle in yard (sponsored by Davidson Feeds Ltd)
1st Semple, Dippen
2nd Ronald, East Laggan
3rd Gillies, Ballochgair

Charolais bullock
1st Ronald, East Laggan
2nd Semple, Dippen

Limousin bullock
1st Semple, Dippen

Charolais heifer
1st Semple, Dippen
2nd Ronald, East Laggan
3rd McIntyre, Glenehervie

Limousin heifer
1st Semple, Dippen
2nd Gillies, Ballochgair

Any other breed bullock
1st Lines, Killocraw
2nd Lines, Killocraw

Any other breed heifer
1st Lines, Killocraw

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