Plenty buyers drawn to opening Dalmally sale

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United Auctions held the company’s opening sale of lambs and sheep at Dalmally Auction Mart on Friday August 18.

A catalogued entry of 2,180 lambs and sheep sold to a good ringside of buyers.  Lambs levelled out at £52.18 per head or 170.71 pence per kilo against £52.82 per head and 180.2 pence per kilo at the corresponding sale last year. In general, lambs were shown in good bloom.

Principal lots and prices

Top prices per head

Lambs

TEXx: £73.50 – Tombuie : £72.00 – Lephinkill : £70.00 – Caolis, Coll : £66.00 – Keilbeg and Keppochan : £65.50 – Ardbeg : £63.50 – Barguillean and Lephinkill : £62.00 – Cornaigmore, Coll : £61.00 – Crossapol, Coll.

SUFFx: £56.00 – Drumclach, Colonsay.

CROSS: £59.00 – Couston Farm Co.

CHEVx: £51.50 – Crossapol, Coll.

BF: £47.50 – Tullochcan.

Top prices per kilo

SUFFx: 180p – Couston Farm Co.

TEXx: 193p and 185p – Keppochan : 182p – Brenchoille and Barguillean : 180p – Blarghour Farm.

CHEVx: 176p – Crossapol, Coll.

CROSS: 180p – Couston Farm Co.

BF: 163p – Tullochcan : 161p – Dunans.

Ewes

SUFFx: £49.00 – Drumclach, Colonsay.

TEXx: £56.00 – Brackley Parks.

CROSS: £49.00 – Drumclach, Colonsay.

BF: £45.00 – Couston Farm Co.

Wedders

BF: £44.00 – Auch Estate.

Riggs

TEXx: £58.00 – Keppochan.

CROSS: £47.00 – Couston Farm Co.

BF: £38.00 – Couston Farm Co.

SUFFx: £40.00 – Drumclach, Colonsay.