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Livestock Sales Reports - Islay

Saturday 10th November 2018

United Auctions (Saturday 10th November 2018) held a sale of all classes of sheep at Islay Auction Mart on Saturday. An entry of 1146 lambs and Sheep sold well and to a good ringside of buyers. Lambs sold average £54.27 and to a top of £69.50 for Suffolk Crosses from Achnaclach.
PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
LAMBS
SUFFx: £69.50 – Achnaclach : £65.00 – Lossit : £65.00 – Balimartin : £64.50 – Claggan : £61.50 – Duich : £60.50 – Ardbeg : £58.00 – Ballachlaven.
TEXx: £67.00 & £65.00 – Viewfield : £61.00 – Ardbeg : £59.50 – Kirkby : £59.00 – Westend : £59.00 – Stanalane : £58.00 – Achnaclach.
CHEVx: £64.00 – Lossit : £52.50 – Tormisdale Croft.
CROSS £67.00 – Kilchiaran : £67.00 – Claggan : £60.00 – Daill Cottage : £60.00 – Lossit : £58.00 – Daill Cottage : £55.00 – Tormisdale Farm.
MULE £54.00 – Ballachlaven.
BF £57.50 – Lossit : £52.00 – Braunalt : £46.00 – Leorin : £45.50 – 11 Charlotte Street : £40.00 – Kindrochaid.
EWES
TEXx: £81.00 – Ardbeg : £74.00 – Viewfield.
CROSS £65.00 – Stanalane : £60.00 – Claggan.
BF £33.50 – Lossit : £32.00 – Braunalt : £32.00 – Stanalane.

Thursday 18th October 2018

United Auctions held a sale of 1833 Lambs & Sheep and 324 Suckled Calves at Islay Auction Mart.  Lambs averaged £47.94 per head or 138 pence per kilo (- £3.13 per head or 8.7 pence per kilo).  Bullock Calves averaged £692 per head or 229 pence per kilo (- £50.13 per head or 9 pence per kilo). Heifer Calves averaged £581 per head or 209.3 pence per kilo (- £44 per head or 24.5 pence per kilo). A good following of buyers were in attendance. In the cattle section, quality sorts easily maintained last year’s values whilst plainer sorts were harder to cash.  In the sheep section all classes followed rates prevailing currently at principal mainland centres. 
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
BULLOCKS
AAx: £960, £905(2) & £830 – Scarrabus.
BAx: £830(2) – Ardnave.
CHARx: £980(2) – Ardnave : £940 – Aoradh : £930(2) – Ardnave : £910(5) & £890(10) – Aoradh : £870(3) – Ardnave : £850(5) – Aoradh : £830(5) – Ardnave.
LIMx: £960 – Carrabus : £900 & £880 – Ardnave : £855(2) – Corrary : £830 – Ardnave : £815 – Corrary : £800 – Tormisdale Farm.
HEIFERS
AAx: £890(2) & £820(2) – Scarrabus.
BAx: £700 – Ardnave.
CHARx: £820 – Ardnave : £815 – Carrabus : £800 – Ardnave(2) & Aoradh(4).
LIMx: £810 – Island : £710(2) – Kintra.
SHx: £800(2) – Scarrabus.
 
TOP PRICES PER KILO
BULLOCKS
AAx: 208p(11) – Scarrabus.
BAx: 252p(4), 242p(3), 225p(2) & 214p(2) – Ardnave.
CHARx: 334p(2) – Ardnave : 331p, 307p(4), 293p(5) – Aoradh : 284p – Ardnave : 278p(4) – Aoradh : 264p(4) & 261p(2) – Ardnave : 257p – Aoradh : 253p(5) – Mansefield : 250p(4) & 249p(3) – Ardnave : 241p(6)  & 239p(9) – Kilmeny.
LIMx: 266p(2) – Ballimartin : 257p – Ardnave : 255p(5) – Kintra : 253p – Ardnave : 251p – Carrabus : 246p(3) – Kintra : 245p(7) – Mansefield.
 
HEIFERS
AAx: 222p(2) – Scarrabus.
BAx: 233p, 222p(2) – Ardnave.
CHARx: 274p(4) – Aoradh : 246p(2) – Ardnave : 246p(2) – Aoradh : 238p(6) & 232p(5) – Kilmeny : 232p(6) – Mansefield : 230p – Ardnave.
LIMx: 301p, 254p, 236p(4) & 235p(4) – Kintra.
 
LAMBS
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
SUFFx: £65.00 – Coille : £64.00 – Uiskentuie : £63.50 – Ballimartin : £62.50 – Conisby : £59.50 – Islay Estates : £58.50 – Starchmill : £57.50 – Duich : £56.50 – Islay Estates.
TEXx: £61.00 – Tallant : £60.50 – Dunlossit Lossit : £57.50 – Islay Estates.
LLEYN £55.60 – Ellister.
CROSS £55.60 – Leorin : £54.50 – 17 Mansefield.
MULE £58.00 – Starchmill : £57.00 – Corrary : £55.50 – Island : £54.50 – Keppols : £54.00 – Islay Estates.
BF £54.00 – Ardfarnal : £49.00 – Uiskentuie.
 
EWES
SUFF £66.50 – Bayview
TEXx: £76.50 – Dunlossit Lossit : £56.50 – Ardtalla Estate : £48.50 – Bayview.
CHEV £43.50 – Ardfarnal.
CROSS £48.50 – Coille : £46.00 – Duich : £43.50 – Ardfarnal : £41.50 – Ardtalla Estates.
MULE £49.50 – Islay Estates : £41.50 – Island Farm.
BF £33.50 – Ardfarnal.
 
TOP PRICES PER KILO
LAMBS
SUFFx: 173p – Ardtalla Estate : 172p – Kilbride : 158p – Ballimartin : 157p – Islay Estates : 156p – Starchmill : 156p – Islay Estates.
TEXx: 165p – Dunlossit Lossit : 163p – Islay Estates : 163p – Starchmill : 159p – Tallant : 158p – Conisby : 156p – Dunlossit Lossit.
CHEV 156p – Keppols : 154p – Kilbride : 150p – Duich.
CROSS 170p – 17 Mansefield : 161p & 156p – Ardtalla Estate.
MULE 158p – Keppols : 156p – Corrary.
BF 140p – Keppols.
 

Friday 28th September 2018

United Auctions held their annual show & sale of breeding sheep & rams, also sale of lambs & feeding sheep at Islay Auction Mart.

4987 head of all classes was sold.  The breeding rams & ram lambs were judged by Charlie McMillan, Ardtalla Estate and the following are his awards:  
Blackface:  1st & Reserve Overall – John Campbell, 9 Cnoc-Na-Faire, £420; 2nd - Allan Orr, 13 Dailnamarra, £500; 3rd - John Campbell, £280.  Crossing Rams: 1st & Overall Champion - Elliott Bowman, 40 Texa Crescent – Texel Ram Lamb, £520; 2nd - Miss Brooke Woodrow, 16 West End, Texel Shearling, £450; 3rd - Mrs S Woodrow, 16 West End, Texel Shearling, £400. Lambs sold to seller’s advantage averaging as follows: Suffolk £61.58 ; Texel £64.69 ; Cheviot Cross £57.02 ; Mule £56.38 ; Blackface £38.04 .  Breeding Sheep sold in keeping with current Market trends.  

A feature of the sale was a pen of 16 Texel Cross Lambs consigned by Donald McCormick, Blackrock, weighing 35.5 kilo and sold for £110 per head to D Low, Pittenkerrie.  This pen of lambs was the last lot to be auctioned by Donald Morrison who has stepped down from the rostrum after 45 years. Upon selling this pen, Donald announced that there shall be a donation made to Parkinson’s UK for £560.

EWE LAMBS
TEXx: £64 – Pairc A Chlassan.
MULE £80 – Ballachlaven : £80 – Smaladh : £75 – Bola Na Traigh : £72 – Kindrochaid.
BF £44 – Kinnabus : £43 – Ceanacroic : £42 – No 1 Foreland : £41 – Portantruan.
GIMMERS
TEXx: £95 – Claddach.
MULE £125 – Lorgba : £92 – Claddach.
BF £65 & £61 – Kinnabus : £60 – Carn.
CORRECT EWES
TEXx: £64 & £51 – Viewfield.
MULE £60 – Charlotte Street.
BF £61 – Kinnabus : £58 – Lossit : £51 & £50 – Kinnabus.
RAMS
SUFF £550 – 7 Claddach : £550 & £500 – Eorrabus.
BFL £850 – Ballachlaven : £500 – Coille : £420 – Ballachlaven : £420 & £400 – Coille.
TEX £520 – Upper Craggabus (E Bowman) : £450, £400(3) – 16 West End.
CROSS £420 & £320 – Island : £320 & £300 – Coille.
BF £500(2) – Upper Craggabus(A Orr) : £420 – Cnoc Na Faire.
FEEDING SHEEP
LAMBS
SUFFx: £68 – Pairc A Chlassan : £67.50 – Lossit & Octofad : £67 – Ardbeg & Ballimartin : £66.50 – Duich , Kilchiaran & Claggan : £66.00 – Islay Estates : £65.00 – Starchmill & Ardbeg : £64.50 – 16 West End & Octofad : £64.00 – Octofad & Ballachlaven : £63.00 – Islay Estates : £62.50 – Ardtalla Estate & Achnaclach.
TEXx: £110 – Blackrock : £71.50 – Pairc A Chlassan : £67.00 – Tallant : £66.00 – Islay Estates & Ardbeg : £65.50 – Pairc A Chlassan : £65.00 – Kinnabus : £63.50 – Ardbeg & Achnaclach : £62.50 – Starchmill : £62.00 – Ardbeg, 16 West End & Kinnabus : £61.50 – Pairc A Chlassan : £61.00 – Blackrock : £60.50 – Carrabus.
CHEV £66.00 & £60.00 – Aoradh : £58.50 – Duich & Aoradh.
CROSS £64.50 – Lossit : £64.00 – 16 West End : £62.50 – Carrabus.
MULE £63.00 – Starchmill : £61.50 – Rockside : £60.50 – Knocklearach & Islay Estates.
BF £61.50 & £60.50 – Coille : £53.50 – Rockside.
EWES
SUFFx: £57.50 – Bayview.
TEXx: £78.50 – Blackrock : £74.50 – Claggan & Viewfield : £72.50 & £68.50 – Bayview : £67.50 – Carrabus : £60.00 – 16 West End.
CHEV £70.00 – Cruach : £66.50 – Aoradh : £58.00 – Cruach.
CROSS £56.50 – Grulinbeg & Achnaclach.
MULE £60.50 – Starchmill : £54.50 – Ballachlaven.
BF £34.50 – Carrabus : £31.50 – Ballachlaven.
 
TOP PRICES PER KILO
SUFFx: 191p – Ardtalla Estate : 191p & 189p – Octofad : 186p – Kilbride : 181p & 178p – Octofad.
TEXx: 301p & 185p – Blackrock : 183p – Carrabus : 181p – Achnaclach : 176p – Islay Estates : 171p – Blackrock.
CHEV 178p – Aoradh : 173p – Kilbride.
CROSS 176p – Islay Estates : 174p – Ardtalla Estate : 171p – Kindrochaid.
MULE 184p – Kindrochaid : 168p – Scarrabus : 165p – Glenegedale Lotts : 162p – Smaladh & Rockside.
BF 176p – Islay Estates : 162p – Rockside. 
 

Friday 7th September 2018

United Auctions (Friday 7th Sept 2018) had 1888 Lambs & Sheep catalogued at their second sale of all classes at Islay Auction Mart. Despite lambs being 1.8 kgs lighter, lambs averaged £55.80.  Most sellers returned home satisfied having received around £5 per head more on the year. A good ringside of buyers was evident at the sale and more could have been sold to sellers advantage. 
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
LAMBS
SUFFx:£75.00 & £74.50 – Lossit : £69.00 – Craigfad : £67.00 – Islay Estates : £66.50 & £65.00 – Lossit : £65.00 – Craigfad & Duich.
TEXx:£65.50 – Dunlossit Lossit : £65.00 – Islay Estates : £64.50 – Gartness.
BELTx:£62.50 – 1 Claddach.
CHEV:£56.50 – Kilbride : £53.50 – Duich
CROSS £65.50 & £61.50 – Coille.
MULE £62.50 – Island : £57.00 – Islay Estates : £56.00 – Corrary, Upper Craggabus Croft & Smaladh.
BF £45.00 – Dunlossit Ceannacroic : £41.50 – Cnoc Na Faire.

EWES
TEXx: £75.50 – Islay Estates : £71.00 – Carrabus.
MULE £47.50 – Ardbeg.
BF £23.50 – Ardbeg : £22.50 – Corrary.

TOP PRICES PER KILO
LAMBS
SUFFx: 184p – Ardnave : 178p – Smaladh & Kilbride : 176p – Islay Estate : 175p – Carrabus : 172p – Conisby : 171p – Ardnave : 170p – Coille & Craigfad.
TEXx:
173p & 172p – Carrabus.
CHEV 168p – Kilbride.
CROSS 158p – Coille : 156p – Lossit : 156p – Coille.
MULE 165p – Smaladh & Upper Craggabus Croft.
BF 132p – Dunlossit Ceannacroic : 129p – Cnoc Na Faire.

Friday 24th August 2018 Show & Sale of Suckled Calves

United Auctions held the Annual Show & Sale of Suckled Calves at Islay Auction Mart.  

A good offering of quality calves were on offer which were lighter on the year.  The show was  judged by Mr. Iain Maxwell, Halket Leathes, Castle Douglas and his awards are as follows:  Bullock Calf: 1st Kilchiaran  2nd Ardbeg  3rd Claggan.  Heifer Calf: 1st Ardbeg  2nd Kilchiaran.  Champion Calf:  Kilchiaran (Bullock).  Reserve Champion: Ardbeg (Heifer).  Bullock Calves sold to a top of £1230 from Kilchiaran and averaged £958 per head or 254 pence per kilo whilst Heifers sold to a top £1110 from Ardbeg and levelled out at £795 per head or 223 pence per kilo.
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
BULLOCKS
AAx: £955(2) – Ballimartin
CHARx:£955 – Blackrock.
LIMx: £1230 – Kilchiaran : £1155(4) & £1145(3) – Ardbeg : £1130(4) – Kilchiaran : £1125 – Ardbeg : £1115 – Tallant : £1105(2) – Blackrock : £1105 – Ballimartin : £1085(2) – Kilchiaran : £1085(6) – Ardbeg : £1055 – Claggan(5) & Kilchiaran : £1045 – Lossit : £1035 – Ardbeg(4) & Claggan(2) : £1025(3) – Claggan : £1015 – Ballimartin(2) & Ardbeg(2) : £1000 – Ardtalla Estate.
HEIFERS
CHARx: £965 – Ballimartin - £900 – Tallant.
LIMx: £1110 – Ardbeg : £1025 & £975(3) – Kilchiaran : £965(3) – Ballimartin : £955 – Kilchiaran : £925 – Claggan.
TOP PRICES PER KILO
BULLOCKS
AAx 243p(4) – Tallant : 238p(2) – Ballimartin.
CHARx: 301p(2) – Tallant : 254p – Blackrock.
LIMx: 308p & 296p(2) – Claggan : 293p(6) – Ardbeg : 287p – Claggan : 284p – Lossit & Claggan(3) : 283p – Kilchiaran(4) & Claggan : 281p – Ardbeg(3) & Kilchiaran : 276p – Kilchiaran : 273p – Tallant & Blackrock(3) : 271p(2) – Ardbeg : 265p(2) – Kilchiaran : 263p – Lossit : 261p(7) & 258p – Ardbeg : 253p(2) & 251p(2) – Blackrock.
HEIFERS
CHARx: 265p – Tallant : 260p(2) – Blackrock.
LIMx: 268p – Ardbeg : 256p(3) – Blackrock : 249p – Lossit & Ballimartin(3) : 242p(3) – Kilchiaran. 
 

Friday 24th August 2018 Opening Sale of Lambs

United Auctions held their opening sale of 2215 Lambs & Sheep at Islay Auction Mart.  

Consignors opted to hold on to the longer keeping type lambs resulting in the offering of lambs averaging 37.2 kilos against 35.4 kilos last year.  Sale average was £60.72 per head or 163 pence per kilo against £57.45 or 162.1 pence per kilo last year.  A good offering of quality bred lambs were on offer and sold to a strong force of mainland buyers. Octofad led the prices per head at £85 whilst Blackrock sold their consignment to 216 pence per kilo.
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
LAMBS
SUFFx: £83.50 – Octofad : £82.00 – Ardbeg : £79.50 – Daill Cottage : £77.00 – Bola Na Traigh : £75.50 – Octofad & Starchmill : £74.50 – Bola Na Traigh : £74.00 – Octofad : £72.50 – Ballachlaven : £72.00 – Claggan : £70.50 – Smaladh & Ardbeg : £70.00 – Duich.
TEXx: £85.00 – Octofad : £84.00 – Ardbeg : £82.50 – Blackrock : £80.50 – Leorin : £78.50 – Blackrock : £78.00 – Starchmill : £73.50 – Blackrock.
BFL £73.50 – Blackrock.
CHEV £62.00 & £60.50 – Duich.
CROSS £51.00 – Glenegedale Lotts.
MULE £80.00 – Bola Na Traigh : £62.50 – Ardnave.
BF £45.50 & £39.00 – RSPB Oransay.
 
EWES - MULE £58.50 – Octofad : £48.50 – Tallant.
 
TOP PRICES PER KILO
SUFFx: 185p – Smaladh : 179p – Sanaigmore : 179p – Ardtalla Estate : 173p – Octofad & Bola Na Traigh : 172p – Smaladh : 169p – Ballachlaven, Starchmill & Daill Cottage : 168p – Glenegedale Lotts : 167p – Octofad, Islay Estates & Bola Na Traigh : 166p – Claggan & Octofad : 165p – Octofad & Smaladh.
BFL 193p – Blackrock.
TEXx: 216p, 214p, 212p & 194p – Blackrock : 178p – Leorin : 170p – Starchmill & Ardtalla Estate : 167p – Blackrock : 165p – Daill Cottage.
CHEV 156p & 153p – Foreland No2. : 153p – Duich.
CROSS 147p – Glenegedale Lotts.
MULE 154p – Carrabus Farm : 153p – Ardnave : 152p – Foreland No2 : 151p – Ardnave : 150p – Carrabus.
BF 134p – RSPB Oransay. 

 

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