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Around the markets

ISLAY - United Auctions had 1,009 grazing cattle forward at their first spring sale at Islay Auction Mart on Saturday March 11. A large attendance of mainland buyers ensured a firm trade prevailed throughout the day’s proceedings. Bullocks sold to average £891.89 per head or 243.5 pence per kilo against £869.72 and 233 pence last year while heifers levelled out at £765.98 per head and 230.3 pence per kilo against £779.99 and 222 pence last year. Bullocks sold to a top price of £1,400 per head and 324 pence per kilo, both being consigned by M/s McMillan, Ardbeg. Heifers from the Tallant consignment sold to £1,320 per head while again Ardbeg led the kilo prices in this section at 296 pence. Principal lots and prices.

There was an excellent turnout for the cattle sale on Islay.
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