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Livestock Sales Reports - Islay

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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