Just champion for Tayinloan father and son

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United Auctions in Oban on Tuesday December 7 sold 735 store cattle and 20 breeding cattle.

Bullocks sold to £1,240 for an AAx from Mr R Semple, Dalbhraddan Farm, Southend to average £695.34; while heifers sold to £1,500 for the pre-show champion, a LimX from Mr R Currie, Low Dunashery, Tayinloan to average £644.55.

Bullocks sold to 335.50p/kg for a LimX from M/s A and I MacInnes, Ruaig, Tiree to average 236.86p/kg and heifers sold to 543.50p/kg again for the pre-show champion from Low Dunashery to average 225.07p/kg.

In-calf heifers sold to £1,300 for a BSx from A H MacDonald, 19 East Hynish, Tiree.

A good show of quality bred cattle was on offer and sold well to a good following of buyers.

Bullocks sold at comparable rates to last year whilst heifers failed to maintain last year’s high values.

At the show prior to the sale, the judge, Mr Hugh Dunlop, Holehouse, made his awards as follows:
Island bullock:
1  A  and I MacInnes, Ruaig; 2 C MacKinnon, Kilkenneth, Tiree; 3  K MacKinnon, Parkhouse, Tiree.
Mainland bullock:
1  and reserve champion, R and J Lines, Killowcraw; 2  A and M Buchanan, Achnaba; 3 rd , R andJ Lines, Killowcraw.
Island heifer:
1 K MacKinnon, Parkhouse; 2 and 3 A and I MacInnes, Ruaig.
Mainland heifer:
1 and overall champion, R Currie, Low Dunashery; 2  R and J Lines, Killocraw; 3 D Wright, Woodend.
Leading lots  and prices per head:
Bullocks – AAx – £1,240, £995 (2), £800, Dalbhraddan Farm. BSx – £960, Kilwhipnach. BRBx – £1,050, £1,030, Tyree; £995, Dalbhraddan; £990 (2), Strathnafanaig; £990, Low Dunashery; £970, Dallachulish; £955, Tyree; £940, Low
Dunashery. CHx – £760 (2), Bragleenmore. LIMx – £1,220, Killowcraw; £1,180, £1,150, Achnaba; £1,140, £1 130 (2), £1,120, Killowcraw; £1,100, Achnacree Beag; £1,100 (2), Killowcraw; £1,100, Achnacree Bay; £1,090(2), Uigle; £1,090, Achnaba; £1,075, Woodend; £1,050, Dalbhraddan; £1,050, Tyree; £1,040, Killowcraw; £1035 (2), Barcaldine HF; £1,035, Tyree; £1 030, Parkhouse; £1 030, Ruaig; £1 020, Killowcraw; £1,020, Ruaig; £1,010(3), Low Dunashery; £1010, 4 Kilkenneth; £1,010, Barcaldine HF; £,1000 (3), Tyree. LUIx – £800, Slaterich. SALx – £660, Fiart. SIMx – £840, Feall,
£835 (5), Ballard; £820, 2 Baligrundle. OTH – £960, Strathnafanaig; £830(2), Balure of Shian.
Heifers – AAx – £900 (2), Dalbhraddan; £820, Ruaig; £800 (3), Achnacreemore; £790, Dalrannoch. BRBx – £1,420, Tyree, £1,280, Killowcraw; £1,160, Lephinchapel; £1060, Dallachulish; £1,040, Dalbhraddan; £1,020, Ruaig; £1,000, Strathnafanaig; £1,000, Tyree; £960, Lephinchapel; £930, Strathnafanaig; £900, Lephinchapel. CHx – £1090, £830, Ruaig; £745 (8), Cliad. LIMx – £1,500, Low Dunashery; £1,300, Parkhouse; £1,200, £1,180, Ruaig; £1,130, Achnacree Beag; £1,110, Sandaig; £1,030, Killowcraw; £1,020, Strongorm; £1,015, Ruaig; £1,005, Dalbhraddan; £1,000, Achnaba; £1,000, Balligarve. SIMx – £875 (2), Ballard; £780, Feall.
Breeding – in-calf heifers – £1,300, £1,200, 19 East Hynish; £1,200, Sandaig.
In-calf cows – £1,180, Ballymeanach.
Bulling heifers – £1,000 (3), 8 Kilkenneth, Tiree.
Leading lots and prices per kilo:
Bullocks – AAx – 280p (2), Achnacreemore; 238p (2), Dalrannoch. BSx – 249p, Kilwhipnach; 245p (12), 238p (8),Tayvallich Estates. BRBx – 307p, 305p, Tyree; 288p, Low Dunashery; 281p, 276p, Tyree; 273p, 270p (4), Stronacroibh; 269p (2), Strathnafanaig; 266p (2), Ardachy; 256p, Low Dunashery; 241p, Stronacroibh. CHx – 281p(2), Bragleenbeg; 268p (2), Bragleenmore; 263p (2), Cliad. LIMx – 336p, Ruaig; 333p, Killocraw; 325p, Ruaig; 314p, Achnaba; 312p, Lag-Na-Fhiodhain; 308p (2), Ardachy; 306p (2), Killowcraw; 305p, 304p, Tyree; 304p, Achnacree Beag; 304p(2), Killowcraw; 296p(2), Tyree; 296p, Ardachy; 295p, Killowcraw; 295p, Strongorm; 294p, Tyree; 294p, Woodend; 293p, Ruaig; 292p (2), Tyree; 292p, Achnaba; 292p(3), Low Dunashery; 291p (3), Inion; 290p(2), Ardachy; 289p, Ruaig; 288p, Low Dunashery; 287p, 2 Baligrundle; 286p (2), Ardachy; 283p (2), Low Dunashery; 283p (2), Barcaldine HF; 283p, Tyree; 281p, 4 Kilkenneth; 280 p(2), Kilwhipnach. LRx – 235p(4), Antuim. SALx – 243p(3), Fiart. SIMx – 270p (6), Ardencaple; 262p (2), Arileod; 262p, Feall; 259p (8), Inshaig; 258p, 256p (5), Ballard; 243p (9), Cliad.
OTH – 295p, Strathnafanaig.
Heifers – AAx – 233p, Ruaig. BRBx – 455p, Tyree; 372p, Killocraw; 333p, Tyree; 330p, Lephinchapel; 323p, Tyree; 295p (2), Lephinchapel; 284p, Strathnafanaig; 283p, Dallachulish; 282p, Ruaig; 276p, Tyree; 273p, Lephinchapel; 272p, Strathnafanaig; 270p, 264p (2), Lephinchapel; 256p, Tyree; 252p, Stronacroibh. CHx – 294p, Ruaig; 239p (8), Cliad. LIMx – 544p, Low Dunashery; 376p, Parkhouse; 364p, 323p, Ruaig; 322p, Ardachy; 303p, Ruaig; 301p, Woodend; 301p, Ruaig; 296p (2), Tyree; 295p (4), Ardachy; 278p, Ruaig; 274p, 273p, Balligarve; 271p, Strathnafanaig;
269p, Ardachy; 267p (2), Inion; 267p, 4 Kilkenneth; 266p, Ruaig; 265p, Achnaba; 264p (5), Strongorm; 263p, Ruaig; 263p (5), Low Dunashery; 262p, Ruaig; 260p, Achnacree Beag; 259p (4), Turnault; 258p, Achnaba; 258p, Tyree; 257p, Ardchatten; 257p (2), Ruaig; 256p, Sandaig; 254p, Achuaran; 253p, Ruaig; 253p, Killowcraw; 250p, Balnagown. SALx – 235p (5), Fiart. SIMx – 267p, Feall; 249p (2), Ballard; 240p (2), Feall.