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United Auctions held its annual May cattle and sheep sale at Oban Livestock Centre on Tuesday May 15.
A much increased entry attracted a large following of buyers and resulted in a satisfactory days trading with 217 head of cattle and 590 sheep sold.
Bullocks sold to average 254.15 pence per kilo or £709.38 per head whilst heifers levelled out at 221.96 pence per kilo or £661.55. Bullocks sold to 317.1 pence per kilo for Limousin Crosses from M/s Buchanan, Achnaba and to £1100 per head for Limousin Crosses also from M/s Campbell, Achnacreebeag. Heifers sold to 282.3 pence per kilo for Limousin Crosses from Achnacreebeag and to £945 per head from the same home. Breeding Cattle from Mr G MacCormick, Annet sold to £1700. In the sheep section, ewes with lambs at foot from M/s McCorkindale, Scammadale sold to £135. Mule hoggs from Mr D MacDonald, Tyree sold to £96.
Principal lots and prices.
Top prices per head; Bullocks: LIMx £1100(2), £1090 and £1080(3) Achnacreebeag, £1080, £1070, £1060(3) and £1040 Achnaba, £1000(2) Ardachy, £980 Achnacreebeag, £980(3) Garraronand Melfort, £970 Ardchatten, £960 and £945(2) Achnacreebeag, £900(2) Garraronand Melfort. AAx £800(2) Ardachy. BRBx £1010 and £900 Tyree. SIMx £810 Feall, Coll, £800 Ardchatten. Heifers:AAx £780 Ardachy, BRB £860 and £840 Tyree, CHARx £870 Shenavallie, LIM £945 and £920 Achnacreebeag, £850 Achnaba. SALx £790 Feall, Coll. SIMx £880(2) Arileod, Coll.
Top prices per kilo; Bullocks: AAx 261p, 248p(2) and 244p(2) Ardachy, BSx 280p and 249p Glenure Estate, BRBx 309p, 300p, 259p and 240p Tyree, LIMx 317p Achnaba, 309p(2) Achnacreebeag, 305p(2) Ardachy, 305p Achnaba, 300p Ardachy, 294p(2) Achnacreebeag, 293p Achnaba, 292p(2) Ardachy, 292p(5) Aird, 292p(3) Garraronand Melfort, 289p(2) Ardachy, 286p Achnaba, 283p Aird, 282p Achnacreebeag, 281p Achnaba, 280p and 277p Achnacreebeag, SHx 280p(2) Glenure Estate, SIMx 280p(3) Glenure Estate. Heifers: AAx 260p(3) Ardachy, BRBx 272p and 271p Tyree, CHARx 247p Shenavallie, LIMx 281p Achnacreebeag, 276p(3) Ardachy, 261p(4) and 256p Achnacreebeag, 255p Achnaba, 251p Achnacreebeag, 250p – Ardchatten, SIMx 251p(2) Arileod, Coll, 249p(3) Feall, Coll.
Cows and calves: £1700 Annat. Incalf cow: £1020 and £980 Achnacreebeag. Sheep; Hoggs: SUFFx £95 Kilbride, £86 Upper Largie, £84 Kilbride, £80 Tyree. Cross £94 Curacao, £89 Aird, £82 1 Knockvologan, £80 Kilbride, BELTx £89 Upper Largie TEXx £84 Glenamachrie, £73 Tyree, CHEV £64 Kilvaree, MULE £96 Tyree, BF £79 Upper Largie, £77 1 Knockvologan, £71 Tyree.Wedders £78 Fidden, Ewes: SUFF £108 Mid Farm, TEXx £76 Fidden, CROSS £80 Kengharair, £71 Fidden, BF £64 Fidden, £61 Glenamachrie.
Ewes with lambs at foot: MULE £135 and £132 Scammadale.