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Annual Cattle Sale

All Stock Sold

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Saturday morning was damp and grey but that didn’t seem to deter the buyers who had travelled over from the mainland for the first Tiree Cattle Sale of 2010.

Three hundred and seventeen animals had been put up for sale, trading was brisk and all stock was cleared at very satisfactory rates.

Following are the principle lot prices

Charolais Bullock Calves from Heylipol Farm sold to £935. Limousin Bullocks from No2
Kenovay sold to £945 and Limousin Heifers from the same home sold to £885. Leading
the prices per kilo for Bullocks was No8 Barrapol when their Limousins sold to 262pence
and No9 Barrapol led the way for Heifers per kilo at 232pence, also Limousin Crosses.
PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES
TOP PRICES PER HEAD
BULLOCKS
AAx:
£780 – Hillcrest : £775(4) & £765(4) – 13 Moss : £730, £720, £715 & £700 – Hillcrest.
CHARx:
£935, £905(2), £895(4), £860, £855(4), £850(6), £845(2), £840(2), £825(5) & £820(5) –
Heylipol Farm : £800 – Hillcrest : £775(2), £745 & £715 – Heylipol Farm : £710, £695 &
£675 – Hillcrest : £635 – Ardmay & Hillcrest(2).
LIMx:
£945 – 2 Kenovay : £905 & £895 – 3 Kenovay : £850 – Heylipol Farm : £820(4), £805,
£795(2) & £780 – 3 Kenovay : £775(2) – Heylipol Farm : £770 – 3 Kenovay :
£750 – Heylipol Farm(3) & Hillcrest : £730 & £725(2) – Heylipol Farm : £715 – 3 Kenovay :
£710 – Middleton Farm : £700(2) – Hillcrest : £685 – Hillcrest(3) & Heylipol Farm :
£675 – Middleton Farm : £655 – 3 Kenovay : £650, £615 & £610(2) – Middleton Farm.
SALx:
£805(2) – 3 Kenovay : £615 – Lochphuil House.
SHx:
£650 & £610(5) – Middleton Farm.
SIMx:
£890 – Heylipol Farm : £860(2) – 3 Kenovay : £850(2) – Heylipol Farm : £835 – 3 Kenovay :
£825(2), £820(4), £805, £745 & £740(3) – Heylipol Farm : £635(2) & £615(2) – Lochphuil.
HEIFERS
BLONDx:
£570 – Ardmay
CHARx:
£835, £815, £785(3), £775 & £685(2) – Heylipol Farm : £685(3) – Hillcrest :
£675 & £655(2) – Heylipol Farm : £640(2) & £600(2) – Hillcrest.
LIMx:
£885 – 2 Kenovay : £675(3), £650(2) & £645(3) – Hillcrest : £565 – 1 Kenovay :
£545(4) – Middleton Farm.
SALx:
£580 & £570 – Lochphuil.
SIMx:
£675 – Heylipol Farm : £555(4) – Lochphuil.
OTM COWS
£755 – Heylipol Farm : £715 – Lochphuil : £655 – Heylipol Farm.
I/C COWS
£840 – Lochphuil : £790 – Heylipol Farm : £780 – Lochphuil : £750 – Croish & Lochphuil.
TOP PRICES PER KILO
BULLOCKS
AAx:
205p(2), 202p & 196p – Hillcrest : 196p(4) & 195p(4) – 13 Moss.
CHARx:
237p – Ardmay : 233p(2), 221p & 218p – Hillcrest : 214p(5) – Heylipol Farm :
209p – Hillcrest : 206p – Ardmay : 204p, 203p(5) & 197p(2) – Heylipol Farm :
197p – Hillcrest : 195p(4) – Heylipol Farm.
LIMx:
262p – 8 Barrapol : 247p – Mainroad : 241p(2) – Hillcrest : 234p(2) & 228p – 8 Barrapol :
223p – 1 Kenovay : 222p – Middleton Farm : 221p(2) – 8 Barrapol : 214p – 1 Kenovay :
213p – Hillcrest(3) & Skipinnis : 208p – 1 Kenovay : 207p – Hillcrest : 206p – Middleton
Farm & Carnan : 205p – Carnan : 204p – 8 Barrapol : 203p(2) – Heylipol Farm :
202p & 201p(2) – 1 Kenovay : 201p – 3 Kenovay : 198p – Middleton Farm & 3 Kenovay :
197p – Middleton Farm & Carnan : 195p – Middleton Farm.
SALx:
219p & 217p – Lochphuil
SHx:
222p(5), 212p & 196p(2) – Middleton Farm.
SIMx:
226p – 17 Balevullin : 214p – Lochphuil : 211p – 17 Balevullin :
207p(2) & 204p(2)- Lochphuil : 198p(2) & 197p – Heylipol Farm : 197p(3) – 3 Kenovay.
HEIFERS
CHARx:
215p – Ardmay : 212p(2) & 202p(5) – Hillcrest : 195p & 185p(4) – Heylipol Farm.
LIMx:
232p(2) – 9 Barrapol : 231p – Mainroad : 227p, 222p(3) & 221p – 9 Barrapol : 220p(3) –
Hillcrest : 219p(2), 217p(2) & 213p(2) – 9 Barrapol : 211p – 9 Barrapol : 208p(4) – Middleton
Farm : 207p – 1 Kenovay : 201p – Hillcrest (3) & 1 Kenovay : 198p – Skipinnis : 197p,
196p & 195p – 1 Kenovay : 193p(2) – Skipinnis : 192p(2) – Hillcrest.
SALx:
195p(2), 193p & 192p – Lochphuil.
SIMx:
203p(4) – Lochphuil : 202p(2) & 200p – 17 Balevullin : 194p – Lochphuil.

Bumper Lamb Sale

sheep_and_lambUnited Auctions held their Annual Lamb Sale on Tiree on 21st August. With over 60 crofters offering stock for sale and 10 buyers from the mainland purchasing on behalf of themselves and others trade was brisk.
An excellent offering of quality lambs were shown in good bloom. 4357 lambs were sold, 87 Store cattle and 19 Cows/Bulls. The general feeling at the sale was that the prices were much improved from last year and now more nearly reflect the true cost of producing quality stock.
The facilities at Tiree Rural Centre once again impressed both buyers and sellers enabling Tiree crofters the chance to present their stock to its best . The entry of lambs sold to £70 per head for Suffolk Crosses from 2/15 Balevullin and to 186 pence per kilo for Texel Crosses from 6 Balevullin. The overall average for the Lambs recorded a rise of £13.72 on the year.
Yearling Store Bullocks sold to £790 (192pence per kilo) for Bumper Lamb Sale Charolais Crosses from Garraphail whilst Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers from Middleton Farm sold to £775 and Simmental Cross Heifers from 10 Crossapol sold to 199 pence per kilo. Cast Cows from Croish sold to £945.

Funny For Money For Comic Relief

On Friday 13th Tiree High School was dressed in red!

All Dressed In Red

All Dressed In Red

Pupils and staff entered into the spirit of raising money for Comic Relief by paying to dress in red, buying cakes and biscuits, buying and wearing red noses, and taking part in a talent show.

The total amount raised was £406, and of that £40 was sent to the British Heart Foundation with £366 going to Comic Relief. Also included in the Comic Relief total were discreet donations from two families. Thanks to all those who helped in any way to make this a succesful fundraising event.