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13/2/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (February, 13th) Lamb Sale sold 2,366
DINGWALL, Lambs (1,569) averaged 32.31 and sold to 65 gross for Beltex lambs from No.  25 Camult Muir, Kiltarlity.  
Mey Selections Leads The Way In Carbon Footprinting And Labelling InitiativeThumbnail for article : Mey Selections Leads The Way In Carbon Footprinting And Labelling Initiative
Mey Selections, the brand name of North Highlands Products Ltd., is delighted to announce that they are the first Scottish SME (Small Medium Enterprise) to become involved with the Carbon Trust's product carbon footprinting and labelling initiative.   "Not only are we the first Scottish SME, we are one of the first food and drink companies to become involved with the initiative.  
28/1/2008
Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 28th November 2008
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 28th) sold 78 store cattle, 12 adult head of breeding cattle, 32 OTM cattle and 822 sheep of all classes at its Christmas Sale of store and breeding cattle and sheep.  Bullocks (39) averaged 128.9p and sold to 192.1p per kg for 229kg Simmental crosses from No.  
23/1/2008
Dingwall & highland Marts Ltd., (23rd January 2008)
DINGWALL, Dingwall & highland Marts Ltd., (23rd January 2008) sold 496 store cattle and nine breeding cattle.   Bullocks (308) averaged 135.7p (+4.1) and sold to 168.2p per kg for a pen of eight 318kg Charolais crosses from Torgormack, Kirkhill, and 755 for a pen of 571kg Charolais crosses from Hilton Farm, Tain.  
19/1/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale of Store Sheep and Cast Rams 16 January 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (16th January 2008) sold 4,951 store sheep including the annual sale of 668 cast rams.   Lambs (2,734) averaged 32.32 and sold to 57 gross for Beltex cross ewe lambs from Whitebog, Fortrose.  
16/1/2008
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 15 January 2008
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 15th ) sold 76 prime cattle.   Prime bullocks (49) averaged 132.9p (-4.1p) and sold to 143p per kg and 957 gross.  
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LOCAL BUTCHER OFFERS A QUALITY CHRISTMAS COURTESY OF MEY SELECTIONSThumbnail for article : LOCAL BUTCHER OFFERS A QUALITY CHRISTMAS COURTESY OF MEY SELECTIONS
Staff at Harrold Bros, based in the High Street in Wick, have been particularly busy over the past few weeks, preparing a mouth-watering array of Mey Selections meat and accompaniments in time for the Festive Season.   As Neil Harrold explained, "Every year we aim to offer the finest meat but this year we feel we have surpassed ourselves in that not only, as the Mey Selections licensee in the area, can we offer excellent beef and lamb, but also a vast range of the company's other products - all guaranteed to make the Christmas and New Year celebratory meals ones to remember." Preserves and chutneys, crunchy oatcakes, biscuits and shortbread, as well as traditional clootie, are just some of the temptations for sale at this local Wick shop.  
Mey Selections Delivers The Luxury Of Christmas On The WebThumbnail for article : Mey Selections Delivers The Luxury Of Christmas On The Web
Mey Selections, the brand inspired by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and created by a group of farmers in the North Highlands of Scotland, has launched a range of luxury hampers on its new website www.mey-selections.com in time for Christmas.  They are available for all to purchase from selected retail outlets or by telephone.  
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts - Sale 5 November 2007
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (5th November) sold 3,287 Prime, Store & Breeding Sheep.   Prime Lambs (299) sold to 76.4p a kg for 71 42.1kg Suffolks and 32.50 gross for 11 43.1kg Texels all from B Brims & Sons, Brabsterdorran Mains, Bower.  
29/10/2007
Dingwall And Highland Marts - Sale 29 October 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October, 29th) sold 380 breeding cattle.   Heifer and male calf (16) sold to 1,020 gross for Shorthorns from Achley Farm, Dornoch.  
Mey Selections Now In Seven New Ready Meals For Sainsbury'sThumbnail for article : Mey Selections Now In Seven New Ready Meals For Sainsbury's
Mey Selections farmers are pioneering a new approach to own label ready meals with Sainsburys.  North Highland Products, in partnership with Sainsbury's has launched a quality range of new ready meals as part of the retailer's Taste the difference range.  
21/10/2007
Dingwall & Northern Marts Sale 22 October 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 22nd) sold 5,920 sheep.   Store lambs (5,135) sold to 34 gross for Charollais crosses from Achtuie, Drumnadrochit.  
21/10/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 22 October 2007
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 22nd) sold 272 store cattle and 16 breeding cattle.   The judge Mr John Henderson, Udale, chose a 430kg Limousin bullock as his Champion and a 390kg Limousin bullock as the reserve champion both from No.  
Store Cattle Sale At Quoybrae - 15 October 2007
Quoybrae, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (15th October 2007) sold 466 Store Cattle Champion in the show, judged by Scott Watson, Carnoustie was a 626kg Charolais bullock from J T M MacKay, Thura Mains, Bower and sold for 800 to W & J Cameron, Burnside of Edingight, Grange, Keith.  Reserve was a 538kg Limousin bullock also from J T M MacKay and sold for 680 to Blair Duffton, Bogie Street, Huntly.  
11/10/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts - Store Sheep Sale 111 October 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 11th) sold 10,009 store sheep at their sale.   Suffolk lambs (1,792) averaged 28.76 and sold to 34 gross from Refouble, Glenferness.  
10/10/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 10 October 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October 10th) sold 770 store cattle and 17 over thirty month cattle at their show and sale of weaned calves and store cattle.   The judge Mr John Ross, Ankerville chose a 615kg 15 month old Limousin bullock from Invercharron Mains, Ardgay, as his Champion which realised 810 to W Maciver & Co.  
Mey Selections latest employee signs off Christmas order from Caithness Biscuits in WickThumbnail for article : Mey Selections latest employee signs off Christmas order from Caithness Biscuits in Wick
Pictured above (left) is Wick baker, Stewart McConnach, producer of Mey Selections Shortbread, with Michael Gunn, Mey Selections newly appointed Retail Accounts Analyst and Tracy Waters, Business Development Manager.   Michael is seen congratulating Stewart on delivery of his shortbread, completing the first part of Caithness Biscuits contribution to the Mey Selections Sainsbury's Christmas order.  
Quoybrae - Store Sheep Sale - 4th October 2007
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (4th October) sold 6,852 Store Sheep Ewe Lambs (1,108) averaged 28.17 and sold to 51 for Half-Breds from C MacAdie & Sons, Skaill, Thurso Wedder Lambs (1,275) averaged 22.63 and sold to 30 for Half-Breds from J Banks, The Broo, John O'Groats.   Cross Lambs (4,023) averaged 26.55 and sold to 34 for Suffolks from A S Budge, Milton Farm, Halkirk.  
4/10/2007
Caithness Cattle Heavily Featured In Dingwall & Highland Marts Show And Sale Of Store Cattle
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (4th October 2007) sold 1,119 store and over thirty month cattle at their show and sale including special Aberdeen Angus section.   The judge Mr Neil Anderson, Inverlochty, Elgin chose an 18 month, 495kg Charolais cross heifer as his champion from Upper Latheron, Caithness, which realised 700 to C Maciver, Easter Strath of Auchterflow.