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Livestock Sales Reports - Oban Livestock Centre

Tuesday 8 October 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 8 October 2019) sold 1784 lambs & sheep at Oban Livestock Centre.  All classes sold well and to a good following of buyers. Breeding sheep were in keen demand.
LEADING PRICES
LAMBS – SuffX - £58.00, No3 Killean; £53.00, Balnagown. BeltX – £53.50, Aird Farm. TexX - £53.00, Glenshellach; £51.00, Balnagown. ChevX - £53.00, Barndromin; £47.00, Ardchiavaig; £45.50, 4 Glenaros. Cross - £63.00, The Dell; £53.50, Aird Farm; £50.00, The Homestead. Mule - £49.00, Glenshellach; £48.00, Ardachy; £41.50, Fiart. Hamp - £38.00, Lochdon Head Croft. BF - £47.00, Tyree; £45.00, Fiart; £41.50, Aird Farm.

EWES – SuffX - £50.00, Balnagown. TexX - £45.50, Achnacone; £45.00, The Dell. Chev - £62.00, Kengharair; £58.00, Baligarve; £57.00, Scoor Farm; £57.00, The Glebe. Cross - £55.00 – Kengharair; £48.00, Aird Farm; £45.00, Scoor Farm. Mule - £58.00, Newfield; £55.00, Balnagown; £55.00, Balnagown Croft; £54.00, No3 Killean. BF - £47.00, Kengharair; £42.00, Kengharair; £38.00, Barndromin.
 

Tuesday 1 October 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 1 October 2019) held their annual show & sale of suckled calves at Oban Livestock Centre.  
759 head was sold.  Bullocks sold to average £546.57 or 202.5ppk (- £16 per head or -17.3ppk).  Heifers levelled out at £490.72 per head or 188.6ppk (+ £17.70 per head and  -1.5ppk).  
Mr Anderson, Nether Falla, Peebles judged the various show classes and his awards are as follows:  
Bullock Calf:  
1st & Reserve Overall D MacDonald, Tyree.  
2nd M/s Troughton, Ardachy. 
3rd Mr Buchanan, Shenavallie.  
Heifer Calf:  
1st & Overall Champion M/s Campbell, Achnacree Beag. 
2nd Miss Campbell, Achnacree Beag. 
3rd Mr MacCormick, Balnagown.


Bullocks
AAX: £1005(2) Ashfield Farm: £1000 & £940(5) Craignaich: £870(2) Kilbride (Balvicar).
BSX: £745 & £700(2) Lochdar.
BRBX: £940 Fiart.
CharX: £705 & £665 Shenavallie.
LimX: £960 Barcaldine HF:  £935 (3) Ardachy:  £910 Baligarve: £900 Tyree:  £900 & £890 Achnaba:  £880 North Ardnaclach.
Luing: £655 (10), £620 (10) Ardlarach.
SimX: £640(4) Scamadale: £640(2) Strongorm:  £620(4) Scammadale: £600(5) Ardencaple.
Heifers
AAX: £545 Poltalloch.
BSX: £565 Poltalloch.
CharX: £590 Shenavallie.
LimX: £970 Achnacree Beag: £950 Balnagown: £925 Achnacree Beag: £900 Ardachy: £900 Tyree.
ShX: £775  Lochdar.
SimX: £620 Kilbride (Balvicar).
BG: £660 Ashfield.

Bullocks
AAX: 286p(8), 258p(9) & 234p(6) Poltalloch: 233p(9)  Rhulios (Barra): 226p(3) Kinlochlaich: 225p(9) Poltalloch: 225p(6) Rhulios: 221p (5) & 220p Kilbride (Balvicar).
BSX: 225p Glenamachrie: 222p 10 Caolis (Vatersay).
BRBX: 216p  Shenavallie.
CharX: 246p, 233p, 231p, 223p & 221p(2) Shenavallie.
LimX: 301p (3) Strongorm: 276p(2) Poltalloch: 270p (2) Strongorm: 262p Pennygown: 260p & 253p(4) Poltalloch: 253p Aird Farm: 251p(2) Kengharair: 250p(2) Lochdar: 243p(2) Pennygown: 238p (3) Ardachy: 236p Pennygown: 236p(2) Scoor: 236p Strongorm:  236p Tyree.
Luing: 215p(2)  Clachan (Kilninver).
SalX: 236p(2) Scoor.
SimX: 244p(7) Kilbride (Balvicar): 243p(5) Ardencaple: 236p(6) Strongorm: 233p(4) Scammadale: 233p(5) Strongorm: 231p(2) Pennygown.
ShX: 191p 3 Vatersay.
Heifers
AAX: 213p Poltalloch: 193p(2) 5 Vatersay.
BsX: 222p  Poltalloch.
CharX: 223p(2) & 217p  Shenavallie.
LimX: 253p(2)  Pennygown: 251p Ardachy: 241p Achnacree Beag: 234p(4) Achnaba: 230p Tyree: 226p Achnacree Beag: 226p Achnaba.
SalX: 219p(2) Scoor.
SimX: 233p(2) & 224p(2)  Kilbride (Balvicar).  
 

Tuesday 24 September 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 24 September 2019) held their annual breeding sheep sale at Oban Livestock Centre when they sold 2727 head.  
Trade in all sections of the sale exceeded seller’s expectations.  Texel Gimmers from Barcaldine HF sold to £114.  Cheviot Gimmers from Ardnacross, Mull sold to £142 and averaged £82.95 (+ £9.55). Mule Gimmers from Fiart, Lismore & 15 Keill Crofts sold to £118 and averaged £97.71 (+ £11.42). Blackface Gimmers from Lochnell HF sold to £88 and averaged £70.45 (+ £25.08). Cross Bred Warranted Ewes sold to £82 from Bruirland and averaged £61.50 (+ £9.69).  Blackface Warranted Ewes sold to £65 from J MacCormick, Balnagown, Lismore and averaged £45.94 (+ £6.36). Mule Ewe Lambs sold to £88 and averaged £79.63 (+ £16.90). Cheviot & Cheviot Cross Ewe Lambs sold to £90 from Tyree (D MacDonald, Jnr) and averaged £46.88 (+ £1.84). Blackface Ewe Lambs sold to £53 from Scammadale and levelled out at £39.17 (- £1.01).  Other breed averages for Ewe Lambs include Texel Crosses at £47.89.  A good show of Breeding Sheep was on offer and sold well to a strong audience who were prepared to pay premium rates for premium stock. 

EWE LAMBS
MULE: £88.00 – Scammadale : £86.00 & £85.00 – Tyree : £82.00 & £78.00 – Fiart : £78.00 – Tyree.
CHEV MULE: £90.00 – Tyree : £70.00 – Caddleton Farms.
CHEV: £67.00 – Balure Farm : £59.00 – Ardnacross : £58.00 – Balure Farm : £54.00 – Oban Seil Farm.
TEXx: £80.00 – Barcaldine HF : £57.00 – Creagnich.
BF: £53.00 – Scammadale : £50.00 – Saulmore : £48.00 – Ensay : £48.00 – Turnault.
GIMMERS
SUFFx: £92.00 – Balnagown.
BELT: £125 – Acharonich (Sandilands).
TEXx: £114 & £95 – Barcaldine HF : £92 – Newfield.
CHEV: £142 – Ardnacross : £102 & £98 – Balnagown : £93 – Stalker Cottage.
MULE: £115 – Fiart : £115 – Seaview : £112 – Fiart : £108 – Balligrundle 1 : £108 – Torbhlaren : £102 – Fiart : £100 – 4 Balligrundle.
BF: £88 – Lochnell HF.
EWES
TEXx: £70 – Antuim : £65 – The Homestead.
CHEV: £82 – Bruirland : £80 – Barndromin : £76 – Ardtornish Estate : £72 – Caddleton Farms : £70 – Slaterich : £68 – Ardtornish Estate : £68 – Torloisk Farm : £65 – Upper Cuan : £62 – Cailaich : £62 – Antuim : £62 – Kengharair : £60 – Cailaich : £60 – Antuim : £60 – Torloisk : £60 – Ardnacross.
CROSS: £62 & £58 – Slaterich.
BF: £65 & £60 – Balnagown : £56 – Glengorm : £55 – Turnault : £50 – Slaterich : £50 – Lochnell HF : £50 – Gometra : £50 – Achnaba.
 

Tuesday 10 September 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 10 September 2019) held their annual show and sale of Blackface wedder lambs at Oban Livestock Centre also sale of all classes Cross Bred lambs and feeding sheep.

A total of 3785 lambs & sheep were sold, and this recorded an increase of 692 head on the year.

The show of pens of 20 or more Blackface wedder lambs was ably judged by Craig Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden.

His awards were as follows:

Champion pen taking the Carrs Billington Shield was Achalic Farm which sold for £54.50 to the Judge.

2nd Turnault £48.50 to J Gilvear & Sons, Stirling.

3rd Fiart, £46.50 to J Gilvear & Sons.

The sale average for the Blackface lambs was £33.23 which records a drop of £3.28 per head on the year. It was evident throughout the sale that there wasn’t the normal tail end of Blackface lambs presented. The overall average of the sale was £35.09 which is £5.70 back on the corresponding sale last year.

LAMBS

BF: £54.50 – Achalic Farm : £53.00 – Acharonich : £48.50 – Turnault : £46.50 – Fiart : £46.00 – Barndromin : £43.50 – Mid Farm : £43.00 – Achalic Farm : £41.00 – Carnasserie : £40.50 – Glengorm : £40.50 – Saulmore : £40.50 – Homestead : £40.00 – Bragleenbeg.

SUFFx: £52.00 – Kilbride Croft : £51.00 – 1 Knockvologan : £51.00 – Frackersaig : £50.50 – Ardencaple : £50.00 – Mid Farm.

TEXx: £53.00 – Kengharair : £52.00 – Balnagown : £50.00 – Knock Farm.

CHEV: £52.00 – Cuan Croft : £51.50 – Strongorm : £51.00 – Kilbride Croft : £50.00 – Upper Cuan.

CROSS: £43.00 – Upper Cuan : £40.00 – Mid Farm : £40.00 – 1 Knockvologan.

MULE: £49.50 – Fiart : £45.00 – Frackersaig : £42.00 – Garraron & Melfort Farms.

EWES

SUFFx: £65.00 – Shenavallie.

TEXx: £90.00 & £73.00 – Barcaldine HF : £52.00 – Knock Farm.

CHEV: £49.50 – Shenavallie : £48.00 – Drumingal : £48.00 – 4 Glenaros.

CROSS: £44.00 – Iochdar.

MULE: £54.50 – Rhugarbh : £54.00 – Achnacree Beag.

BF: £40.00 – Rhugarbh : £33.00 – Treshnish : £32.00 – Iochdar : £31.00 – Kengharair.

Tuesday 27 August 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 27 August 2019) held their third sale of all classes lambs & sheep at Oban Livestock Centre when 4266 head was sold.  This was an increased entry of 1042 head.  In keeping with other mainland centres of late, lambs failed to reach levels obtained at earlier sales which resulted in the overall average price of £43.99 being £2.40 less on the corresponding sale last year.  A good offering of longer keeping types was presented to a good following of buyers.
PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES
LAMBS
SUFFx: £57.50 – Mid Farm : £57.00 – Kilbride : £55.00 – Annat.
TEXx: £64.50 – Bonawe Home Farm : £63.50 – Auchnasaul : £62.00 – 123 Craigston (Barra) : £61.00 – Balligarve : £59.00 – Dalvuie : £58.50 – Balvicar Farm : £57.50 – Balnagown
: £56.50 – 2 Baligrundle : £55.00 – 123 Craigston (Barra).
CHEV: £55.00 – Park Farm : £53.50 –  Rhulios (Barra) : £53.50 – 17 St Brendan Rd (Barra) : £53.00 – Ballard (Coll).
CROSS: £45.00 – Mid Farm : £45.00 – Lamlash.
MULE: £45.00 – Frackersaig.
HAMPx: £46.00 & £41.00 – Lochview (Mull).
BF: £39.00 – Lamlash.
 
EWES
TEXx: £60 – Bonawe Home Farm.
CHEV: £47.50 & £45.00 – Ballard (Coll) : £42.00 – Treshnish Farm : £41.50 – 2 Allasdale (Barra) : £40.50 – Rhulios (Barra) : £40.00 – Dunmor.
CROSS: £48.00 – Aird Farm.
MULE: £51.00 – 2 Baligrundle.
BF: £37.00 – Bonawe Home Farm.

 

Tuesday 20 August 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 20 August 2019) held their second sale of 4984 head of lambs and sheep at Oban Livestock Centre.  
All classes were well shown and sold to a good following of buyers.  Lambs averaged £52.46 which records a rise of £2.63 on the corresponding sale last year.  
PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES
LAMBS
SUFFx: £67.00 – 3 Killean : £64.00 – Mid Farm : £63.50 – Dunmor : £63.00 – Laggan : £62.50 – Strongorm : £62.00 – Mid Farm : £61.00 – Frackersaig : £61.00 – Iochdar : £60.00 – Achnacree Beag.
TEXx: £65.50 – Tyree : £63.50 – 56 Tangasdale, Barra : £63.00 – Balligarve : £62.50 – Balnagown : £62.00 – Barguillean : £62.00 – 2 Baligrundle : £62.00 – Dalvore : £61.00 – Creagnich : £61.00 – Kirkton : £61.00 – Croft 2 Fanmore : £60.00 – 3 Baligrundle.
CHARx: £48.00 – Creagnich.
CHEV: £54.00 – Drumfingal : £54.00 – Caddleton : £54.00 – Torloisk : £53.00 – Barndromin : £53.00 – 122 Craigston, Barra : £53.00 – Kinlochlaich.
CROSS: £61.50 – Barndromin : £58.50 – Leckuary : £55.00 – Newfield : £53.00 – Tyree : £51.50 – Creagnich.
MULE: £64.50 – South Achinduin : £59.50 – Tyree : £58.50 – Fiart : £57.50 – Poltalloch : £55.50 – Tyree : £55.50 – Achuaran.
CHEV MULE: £60.00 – Inion : £58.50 – Caddleton.
BF: £39.00 – Homestead : £36.00 – Dunach Estate : £36.00 – Gorteneoran.
EWES
SUFFx: £68.00 – Iochdar.
TEXx: £79.00 – Croft 2 Fanmore : £52.00 – Strongorm.
CHEV: £56.00 – Caddleton.
CROSS: £40.00 – Iochdar.
MULE: £35.00 – Ardachy.
BF: £40.00 & £30.00 – Saulmore. 
 

Tuesday 13 August 2019

United Auctions (Tuesday 13 August 2019) held their opening sale of lambs at Oban Livestock Centre when 4375 head was sold.  Lambs were shown in exceptional good bloom with many purchasers commenting that they have never seen such a good show of lambs at this centre. Lambs sold to average £58.55 per head.  In general, most sellers were receiving around £2 per head rise on the year whilst some exceptional lots were up slightly more. A good following of buyers were in attendance.

LAMBS
SUFFx: £74.50 – Strongorm : £73.00 – Balnagown : £72.50 – Frackersaig : £68.00 – Strongorm : £67.00 – Ardencaple : £67.00 – Achnacreebeag : £67.00 – Mid Farm : £65.00 – Ardlarach : £64.00 – Frackersaig : £63.00 – Balnagown : £61.00 – Ardlarach.
TEXx: £74.00 – Kames Beag : £73.50 – Poltalloch : £73.00 & £71.00 – Balnagown : £70.50 -  Baligarve : £70.50 – 3 Baligrundle : £70.00 – Balnagown (A MacColl) : £70.00 – Strongorm : £68.00 – Kames Beag : £68.00 – Barguillean : £67.00 – Strongorm : £67.00 – Barguillean : £66.50 – Bailuacraich : £66.00 – Keilbeg : £66.00 – 2 Baligrundle : £65.50 – Blackcroft Crofting : £65.50 – Balnagown : £65.00 – Newfield : £65.00 – Dunach Estate.
BELTx: £72.00 – Island View : £69.50 – Achuaran : £64.00 – Island View.
ROUGE: £65.00 – Island View.
CHARx: £52.00 – Creagnich.
CHEV: £73.00 – 58 Tangasdale, Barra : £60.00 – 85 Borve, Barra.
CROSS: £73.50 – Strongorm : £70.50 – Inshaig.
MULE: £66.00 – Achuaran : £63.00 – Fiart : £63.00 – Glenmachrie : £60.00 – Stronacroibh.
BF: £36.50 – Ben Alder Estate.
 
EWES
TEXx: £62.00 – Dunach Estate : £56.00 – Strontoiler.
CHEV: £54.00 – Dunach Estate.

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