United Auction’s annual spring sale

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United Auctions held its annual spring sale at Dalmally on Saturday, with a total of 302 grazing cattle, 36 breeding cattle and 114 sheep of all classes.

Bullocks sold to average £785.84 (- £3.69) while heifers levelled out at £741.77 (+ £8.35). Bullocks sold to 265p per kilo for Limousin crosses from Dall and heifers peaked at 256p per kilo for Charolais crosses from Tiraghoil.

Hereford Cross Bulling Heifers from Clachan, Tiree, sold to £1,100. Breeding cattle from Homeston, Campbeltown, sold to £1,400. All classes of sheep sold at satisfactory levels.

Principal lots and  prices, top prices per head: Bullocks: AAx: £940-10 Eoligarry, Barra; £890(2)-Poltalloch. BSx: £840(2)-Auchlyne. BRBx: £910-Craig. CHARx: £960(3)-Tiraghoil; £950(2)-Fearnoch; £910-Tiraghoil; £890-Barnakill; £890(6)-Ardmaleish; £890(5)-Tiraghoil. LIMx: £950(2)-Craignafeoch; £940-Ardmaleish; £920-Craig; £920-Tom Ne Coille; £910(2)-Croftintygan; £900-Craignafeoch; £880(3)-Ardmaleish. SALx: £760-Barnakill. SHx: £770(2)-Auchlyne. SIMx: £960-Achnacreemore; £910(2)-Tiraghoil; £880-10 Eoligarry, Barra.

Heifers: AAx: £730-Craig Farm. BSx: £830-Auchlyne. CHARx: £930(2), £920(2)-Fearnoch; £900-Auchlyne; £900-Fearnoch; £860(3)-Fearnoch. LIMx: £910-Tom Na Coille; £900(2)-Craignafeoch; £860-Croftintygan. LUING: £650-Clachan Farms. SALx: £900, £860(2) & £820(2)-Brackley. SHx: £830(2) & £820-Auchlyne. SIMx: £900-Brackley; £830-Dunach Estate.

Breeding cattle: Bulling heifers: AAx: £1060-Clachan Tiree. HERx: £1100, £1080(2), £1060, £1040(2), £1030(2)-Clachan, Tiree.

Cows with calves: £1400-Homeston, Campbeltown : £1,320, £1,280, £1,260, £1,200, £1,180, £1,150, £1,140, £1,120, £1,110 and £1,100-Glenure Estate.

In-calf cows: £1240(2), £1180, £1140, £1100, £1080(2)-Homeston, Campbeltown.

Bull: £1450-Homeston, Campbeltown (AA).

Top prices per kilo: Bullocks: AAx: 257p-Scotstown; 235p(2)-Poltalloch. BSx: 252p & 248p-Glenure Estate. CHARx: 259p-Tiraghoil; 252p-Dunans; 247p(2)-Fearnoch; 244p(4)-Barnakill; 243p(3)-Tiraghoil; 239p(6)-Ardmaleish; 238p(4)-Barnakill; 235p-Dunans; 230p(5)-Tiraghoil. LIMx: 265p-Dall Farm; 263p-13 Eoligarry, Barra; 262p-Glenure Estate; 259p(2)-Poltalloch; 251p-Glenure Estate; 248p-Ellary Farms; 248p(3)-Ardmaleish; 247p(3)-Ellary Farms; 246p(3)-Ardmaleish; 243p-Poltalloch; 240p-Craig Farm; 238p-Dall Farm; 236p(2)-Glenure Estate; 235p-Tom Na Coille. SALx: 244p-Barnakill. SIMx: 262p-Glenure Estate : 260p-Tiraghoil : 252p-Glenure Estate : 249p(3)-Ellary Farms : 242p(2) & 239p(2)-Glenmachrie : 236p Achnacreemore : 236p-Glenure Estate : 234p(4)-Ellary Estate : 234p-10 Eoligarry, Barra.

Heifers: AAx: 242p(5)-Scotstown. CHARx: 240p-Tullochmhor; 236p-Barnakill; 234p(2)-Dunans; 230p & 225p(4)-Barnakill. LIMx: 256p-Tiraghoil; 239p-13 Eoligarry, Barra; 238p(3)-Glenure Estate; 235p-Dall; 234p(4)-Tiraghoil; 233p-Ardmaleish 233p(3)-Poltalloch; 232p-10 Eoligarry, Barra. SALx: 244p(2) & 224p(4)-Brackley. SIMx: 249p & 241p(2)-Dunach Estate; 237p-Tiraghoil; 230p(2)-Glenamachrie.

Sheep: Hoggs: TEXx: £58-Silvercraigs. CROSS: £57-Garrogie Estates. BF £64-Silvercraigs; £50.50-Tullochmhor.

Ewes: CHEV: £46-Silvercraigs; BF £40-Silvercraigs.