Sheep sell well at late-in-the-season Islay sale

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United Auctions sold 1,791 sheep of all classes at Islay Auction Mart on Friday November 5, with 1,249 lambs averaging £83.76 (+£16.44) and 468 ewes averaging £64.65 (+£17.59).

A good offering of lambs and sheep at this late stage in the season sold well.

Texel lambs from D MacFadyen, Carn, sold to £118.

Cross lambs from G McCormick, Claggan, sold to 281 pence per kilo whilst Texel ewes from N McDonald, Bayview, led this section at £152.

Leading lots and prices: Prices per head: Lambs: SUFFx – £108, Islay Estates; £107, Kilchiaran; £107, Ballimartin; £98, Duich; £97, Keills Dunlossit; £96, Claggan; £93, £90, Islay Estates. TEXx – £118, Carn; £110, Keills Dunlossit; £109, Laggan Estate; £107, Ballimartin; £104, Stanalane; £100, Laggan Estates; £100, Conisby; £100, Carn; £97, Lower Cragabus; £97, Keills Dunlossit; £93, Claggan. BFLx – £100, Claggan. BELTx – £105, Islay Estates. CHEV – £94, Duich. CROSS – £101, Kilchiaran; £100, Tormisdale Farm; £95, Kilchiaran. MULE – £100, Islay Estates. BF – £96, Islay Estates; £88, Carn; £80, Islay Estates.

Prices per kilo: Lambs: SUFFx – 280p, Coull; 264p, Ardtalla Estate; 264p, Duich; 264p, Keills Dunlossit; 260p, Sannaigmore; 259p, Duich; 256p, Claggan. TEXx – 273p, Keills, Dunlossit; 269p, Lower Cragabus; 269p, Coull; 269p, Lower Cragabus; 258p, Conisby; 254p, Carn; 253p, Laggan Estate; 251p, Stanalane. CHEV – 253p, Duich; 248p, Coull (Jones). CROSS – 272p, Ardtalla Estate; 262p, Coull; 260p, Coull (Jones); 254p, Sannaigmore. MULE – 281p, Claggan; 257p, Ardtalla Estate. BF – 230p, 229p, Islay Estates; 228p, Coull (Jones).

Ewes: SUFF – £70, Coull (Jones). TEXx – £152, Bayview; £138, Westend; £130, Stanalane; £126, Bayview; £126p, Balaclava. CHEV – £108, Stanalane. CROSS – £138, Foreland Estate. MULE – £88, Westend. BF – £71, Lossit.