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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.  
North Highlands Produce Showcased at AckergillThumbnail for article : North Highlands Produce Showcased at Ackergill
A bountiful selection of the best of the North Highlands food and drink produce, brought together by HIE Caithness and Sutherland, was visited by HRH Prince Charles recently.  Producers from throughout Caithness and Sutherland gathered together at Ackergill Tower near Wick to welcome national and local buyers.  
30/7/2007
Dingwall Mart - Sale 31 JulyThumbnail for article : Dingwall Mart - Sale 31 July
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 31st ) sold 45 prime cattle and 144 prime sheep.   Prime bullocks (18) averaged 128.9p (-1.6p) and sold to 145p per kg for a 505kg Belgian Blue cross from Castlecraig Farms, Nigg, to Ness Foods, Inverness, and 878.40 gross for a 720kg Limousin from Dochcarty Farm, Dingwall, to Woodhead brothers, Turriff.  
24/7/2007
Fat Sale At Dingwall Mart - 24 July 2007Thumbnail for article : Fat Sale At Dingwall Mart - 24 July 2007
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 24th) sold 47 prime cattle and 208 prime sheep.   Prime bullocks (11) averaged 130.5p (+2.6p) and sold to 140p per kg for a for a 575kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Bridgend, Dingwall, and 831.85 gross for a 635kg Charolais cross from Pithogarty, Tain, both to Woodhead Brothers, Turriff.  
18/7/2007
Dingwall & Highland Marts 4th Anniversary Show and Sale Of Store CattleThumbnail for article : Dingwall & Highland Marts 4th Anniversary Show and Sale Of Store Cattle
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (July 18th) sold 1,384 store cattle in the Anniversary show and sale.   The Judge, Mr Alan Turnbull of Meadowend, Clackmannan, chose a 510kg senior Limousin heifer from J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay, which realised 760 to D Morrison, No.  
Christmas In July At Sainsburys For Mey Selections SuppliersThumbnail for article : Christmas In July At Sainsburys For Mey Selections Suppliers
Local Farmer and chairman of Mey Selections Danny Miller was once again beating the trail to Sainsbury's in London to highlight the growing range of high quality food products from the north of Scotland that willbe available for stores in time for Christmas.   Suppliers from Mey Selections brought Christmas to Sainsburys HQ in July.  
Whisky winner at Mey Selections AGMThumbnail for article : Whisky winner at Mey Selections AGM
The AGM of North Highland Products in the Park Hotel Thurso was the occasion for the presentation of a bottle of Mey Selections Barrogill whisky to local farmer Arnott Coghill, who is based at Skinnet, Halkirk, in Caithness.   North Highland Products offered a bottle of whisky as an incentive to farmers who completed a stock availability questionnaire.  
Mey Selections Adding More Profits For Northern FarmersThumbnail for article : Mey Selections Adding More Profits For Northern Farmers
MEY SELECTIONS RAISES ALMOST A QUARTER OF A MILLION POUNDS IN PREMIUMS FOR BEEF AND LAMB 4.6m turnover in first full trading year 25 May 2007: North Highland Products - the operating company for the Mey Selections brand - has reported a turnover of 4.6m in its first full year of operation, with around 240,000 raised in premiums over the Scottish average price in 2006.   "In our first full year we have achieved a significant rise in turnover," said Danny Miller, chairman, at the company's Annual General Meeting, held last night at the Park Hotel, Thurso.  
MEY SELECTIONS MEATBALLS WIN GROCER AWARDThumbnail for article : MEY SELECTIONS  MEATBALLS WIN GROCER AWARD
Sainsbury's popular Taste the Difference Meatballs, made from Mey Selections beef in an authentic tomato and smoky bacon sauce with added Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, beat off four other finalists to win the meat and poultry category of the Grocer Own Label Award Excellence Awards for 2007 at the Savoy Hotel, London yesterday.   The award follows the product's success as the Best New Meat Product in the Meat Industry Awards in London last year.  
Mey Selections Barrogill North Highland Blended Malt LaunchedThumbnail for article : Mey Selections Barrogill North Highland Blended Malt Launched
Inver House Distillers and North Highland Products launched the first ever North Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, Barrogill, as part of the prestigious Mey Selections range of food and drink products, at the Castle of Mey in Caithness today.   Mey Selections Barrogill Blended Malt Scotch Whisky takes its name from the history and heritage of the Castle of Mey, the most northerly castle on the Scottish mainland just a few miles from John o'Groats.