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Agriculture & Associated Services News


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.  
PRINCE OF WALES RAISES OVER MILLION FOR FARMERS
The Prince of Wales has raised over half a million pounds for British farmers directly affected by the latest outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease.   Leading supermarkets such as ASDA, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose have made substantial contributions, as have the Co-operative, Musgrave, Booths, Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes and the national food service distributor 3663.  
28/9/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale Dates Starting 4th October
DINGWALL AUCTION MART Thursday 4th October at 11.00 a.m.  - annual show and sale of 1000 store cattle including AA section (includes 300 from Caithness) Friday 5th October at 10.00 a.m.  
24/9/2007
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 September 2007
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (24th September 2007) sold 3,208 sheep of all classes including 70 breeding rams.   Lambs (2,786) averaged 21.67 to a top of 37 gross for Texel crosses from No.  
North Highland Products Scoops Excellence AwardThumbnail for article : North Highland Products Scoops Excellence Award
North Highland Products, the fastest growing food and drink Company in Scotland, scooped the prestigious Excellence Award at this year's Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards, held in Inverness on Friday.   Commenting on the Award, viewed by the industry as public recognition of the company's achievements, Danny Miller, Chairman, said, "It is indeed an honour to be selected, particularly as we have been chosen by the judges from all the entries, in all categories." "It is a fantastic achievement for a company that has been operating for just two years, in which time we have succeeded in returning profits to our producers and our partners in the supply chain," he added.  
12/9/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 13 September 2007 Sold 3,335 Lambs
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 13th) sold 3,335 lambs at their specially licenced sale of animals lairaged on site before restrictions were imposed.   Store lambs (2,509) averaged 26.17 and sold to 39.80 for Texel crosses from No.  
11/9/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd 12 September 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 12th) sold 189 store cattle.   Bullocks (89) averaged 118.5p per kg and sold to 135p for 307kg Limousins from Garthbeg Farms, Gorthleck, and 640 gross for a 515kg Limousin from Dalchork, Lairg.  
5/9/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Lochmaddy Lamb SalesThumbnail for article : Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Lochmaddy Lamb Sales
The First Lochmaddy sale of the season : Scottish Blackface Lamb LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 5th) sold 2,367 store lambs.   Lambs sold to a top of 42.50 gross for Texel crosses from No.  
5/9/2007
Recent Lamb Sales At Dingwall & Highland Marts
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August 30th) sold 8,257 store lambs and four wedders at their annual district sale.   Ewe lambs (1,974) averaged 24.88 and sold to 38 gross for Cheviots from No.  
5/9/2007
Dingwall Store Lambs Sale - 6 September 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 6th) sold 5,495 store, breeding and feeding sheep.   Charolais cross (65) averaged 35.32 and sold to 41 gross from Achtuie, Drumnadrochit.  
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4/9/2007
Quoybrae Mart Report 3 September 2007
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (3rd September) sold 6,133 Store Lambs at the re-sheduled first combined sale from Dunbeath, Bettyhill, Forsinard and North West Sutherland areas.   Overall average was 29.06 showing a decrease of 2.05 from Dunbeath & Bettyhill areas and a decrease of 1.24 on all other areas from last year.  
4/9/2007
Dingwall Prime Sale
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 5th) sold 32 prime cattle and 405 prime sheep.   Prime bullocks (15) averaged 128.5p (+4.4p) and sold to 139p per kg for a 640kg Charolais cross from Balchraggan, Dores, and 897.60 gross for a 660kg Charolais cross from Udale, Poyntzfield, both to John M Munro Ltd., Dingwall.  
3/9/2007
Portree Lamb Sales Get Excellent Demand But Prices Down On Last Year
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (3 September 2007) sold 4,188 store lambs.   Lambs sold to a top of 40.50 for Texel crosses from No.  
28/8/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd Resume Sales After Restrictions LiftedThumbnail for article : Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd Resume Sales After Restrictions Lifted
Dingwall & Highland Marts Limited held their first Prime sale since the restrictions on the movement of livestock were lifted following the Foot and Mouth outbreak in England.  The firm had their firs sale of over 2000 lambs in Portree on Monday the 27th August 2007 and have rescheduled sales over the next fortnight as follows.