Ardtalla Estate’s Charolais bullock tops Islay sale

This Ardtalla Estate Charolais bullock topped the sale at £1,020.

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Caledonian Marts Ltd sold 187 cattle and 253 sheep at its annual autumn sale on Islay.

A feature at the October 19 sale was a consignment of 81 calves from Ardtalla Estate from which a Charolais bullock was sold to Andrew Dunn, Redhall, topping the sale at £1,020.

Ardtalla’s Charolais bullocks averaged £723, +£117 on the year, with their heifers averaging £570, +£30 on the year.

The top price heifer at the sale was consigned by M. McMillan, Balliemartin, for a pen of three Limousins at £720.

Leading prices: Bullocks: Lim £820 and £800 Balliemartin; Lim £740 Auchnaclach; Lim £630 Ardtalla Est; Char £790 and £740 Ardtalla Est; AA £700 and £680 Daill; Saler £550 and £460 Ardtalla Est; Shorthorn X £360 Persabus. Heifers: Lim £640 Balliemartin; Lim £580 Ballulive; Lim £570 Auchnaclach; Lim £540 Ardtalla Est; Char £630 and £620 Ardtalla Est; Shorthorn X £400 and £380 Persabus. Lambs: Suff £60 Balliemartin; Cross £45 Ballulive; Tex £38 Persabus. Ewes: Tex £33 Balliemartin; BF £28 Ballulive.

This Ardtalla Estate Charolais bullock topped the sale at £1,020. NO_c44islaysale01_ardtalla