Agriculture & Associated Services News
DINGWALL, Lambs (1,569) averaged £32.31 and sold to £65 gross for Beltex lambs from No. 25 Camult Muir, Kiltarlity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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, 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 (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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.