Prices rise at Islay market

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UNITED Auctions had a total clearance at their Islay sale of 723 store cattle on April 8.

Bullocks rose £40.48 per head or 21.6 pence per kilo on the year while heifers recorded a rise of £47.43 per head or 19.9 pence per kilo.
Bullocks levelled out at £872.53 per head or 241.83 pence per kilo while heifers sold to average £787.59 per head or 231.75 per kilo.

Mr Carmichael, Coillabus, led the top priced bullocks per head at £1,330 for Limousin crosses while the Lossit consignment led the kilo prices in this section at 285 pence.

Limousin heifers from Coillabus again led the prices per head at £1110 while Tallant toped this section per kilo for Charolais Crosses at 276 pence.

Top prices per head, bullocks:
AAx: £1100(8) and £1040(9) Craigens; £1030(7) Ballimartin; £1010(5) Craigens; £1000(7) Craigens; £980(10) Octomore; £970(9) Craigens; £940(19) Craigens; £900 Craigfad and Tallant(2). BRBx: £1080(2), £1000(2) and £900(2) Sunderland. CHARx: £940 Carrabus; £900(11) Craigfad. LIMx: £1330 Coillabus (Carmichael); £1060 and £1030(4) Kilchiaran; £1020(2) Lossit; £1010(2) Kilchiaran; £1000 Island(2), Craigfad and Ballimartin(7); £980(5) and £970 Lossit; £970 Kilchiaran (11) and Ballimartin(4); £960(8) Lossit; £950 Corrary and Island; £920 Corrary, Ballimartin(2) and Island(9); £910 Corrary. LUINGx: £820 Duich. SHx: £730 Kilchiaran. SIMx: £950(7) Island; £940(2) Corrary; £880(10) Kilchiaran.
Top prices per head, heifers:
AAx: £950 Brybruich; £950(5) Octomore. BRBx: £940 Sunderland. CHARx: £830(4) Island; £800(6) Craigfad. LIMx: £1110 Coillabus (Carmichael); £1020 Kilchiaran and Coillabus(2); £980 Coillabus; £960 Corrary, Ballimartin(3), Coillabus and Lossit; £950(3) Lossit; £930 Lossit(9) and Kilchiaran(5). SIMx: £890(2) and £860 Cladville.
Top prices per kilo, bullocks:
AAx: 271p(2) Tallant; 261p(10) Octomore; 253p(9) Craigens; 249p(19) Octomore; 249p(2) Tallant; 247p Ardfarnal; 246p(6) Craigens; 245p – Craigfad. BRBx: 255p(2) Sunderland. CHARx: 277p(4) Carrabus; 275p(4) Craigfad; 251p Carrabus; 249p(3) Mansefield; 245p(11) Craigfad; 245p Carrabus. LIMx: 285p Lossit; 279p(5) and 273p(3) Carrabus; 272p(7) Duich; 270p Island(5) and Tallant; 263p(4) Carrabus; 256p(2) Craigfad; 255p(9) Island; 252p(2) and 251p(7) Ballimartin; 251p(8) Lossit; 250p(11) Kilchiaran; 249p(6) Ballychattrigan; 244p(5) Corrary; 243p Lossit; 243p(2) and 242p(5) Kilchiaran; 241p Kilbride(4) and Kilchiaran(4); 240p Ballimartin(4) and Duich(13). LUINGx: 240p Duich; 237p(2) Ballychattrigan. SHx: 231p(6) Kilchiaran. SIMx: 260p(5) Corrary; 255p(6) Kilchiaran; 254p(2) Corrary; 240p(6) Cladville. BG: 279p and 277p Carrabus.
Top prices per kilo, heifers:
AAx: 246p(12), 244p(4) and 238p(2) Octomore; 232p Tallant; 230p(5) Craigens. BRBx: 227p Sunderland. CHARx: 276p(2) Tallant; 259p(3) and 257p Carrabus; 251p(2) and 250p(2) Mansefield; 241p(4) Island; 240p(3) Craigens; 239p and 236p(6) Craigfad; 236p Carrabus. LIMx: 274p(6) Duich; 259p Carrabus; 256p(7) Lossit; 250p Glenegedale Lotts; 249p(3) Island; 248p Mansefield; 245p Tallant(3) and Kilbride(5); 244p Tallant(3) and Ballychattrigan(2); 242p(13) Duich; 241p Corrary and Island(7); 239p(5) Craigfad; 238p Glenegedale Lotts; 237p Kilbride; 236p Ballychattrigan(5) and Corrary(3). SIMx: 252p(5) Corrary; 237p Kilbride. BG: 259p Carrabus.