Lambs show signs of long wet spring

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United Auctions sold 4,774 ewes and lambs at its opening sale at Oban Livestock Centre on Tuesday August 10.

With exception of a few consignments, most lambs forward showed the effects of a long and wet spring when lambs lacked bloom.

Nevertheless, trade was buoyant to level out at £71.35, recording a rise of £7.49 per head on the corresponding sale last year.

Trade was topped twice by lambs from Barra selling to £96.

A strong force of buyers was in attendance.

Lambs:

SuffX – £88, Ardencaple; £88, Frackersaig; £85, Strongorm; £85, Achnacree Beag; £85, 16 Eoligarry, Barra; £85, Mid Farm; £84.50, Glenstrae; £83, Frackersaig; £81, Achnacone; £80, Glenmachrie.

TexX – £96, 123 Craigston, Barra; £96, 83 Borve, Barra; £93.50, Barguillean; £93, 83 Borve, Barra; £92.50, Kames Beag; £90, Dalmore; £89.50, 83 Borve, Barra; £88, Saulmore; £87.50, Achuaran; £87, Poltalloch; £87, Balligarve; £86, Baligrundle; £86, 58 Tangasdale, Barra; £85.50, 123 Craigston, Barra; £85, Saulmore; £85, Bailuacraich; £84.50, Balnagown; £84.50, 83 Borve; £84, Ardachy; £84, 16 Eoligarry, Barra; £83.50, 58 Tangasdale, Barra; £83, Dalmore; £81, Bailuacraich; £81, Strontoiler; £80, Baligrundle; £80, 4 Balure. Chev – £85.50, 99 Upper Borve, Barra; £84.50, Achnacree Beag; £84, 85 Borve, Barra. Cross – £86, Strongorm; £83, 85 Borve, Barra.

Lley – £80, Ardlarach.

Mule – £78.50, £78, Achuaran; £76, Poltalloch; £75, High Ranachan.

BF – £58, Duntarrin.

Ewes:

SuffX – £71, 85 Borve; £61, 67 Tangasdale.

TexX – £89, 67 Tangasdale; £75, 99 Upper Borve. Chev – £88, Dunach Estate; £77, Strontoiler; £77, Braefoot; £76, Strongorm.