Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Pedigree Bulls Sale
8th May 2012
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 9th) sold 28 pedigree bulls at their annual show and sale sponsored by Messrs Mackenzie, Whitebog, Fortrose.
The judge, Mr Liam Gunn, Caithness Livestock Breeders, Thurso, awarded the Champion to a Caithness Fargo, a 22 month old Charolais by Harviestoun Casino, from Messrs D & M Campbell, Lingland, Lybster, to Backmuir Trading, Keith, Banff shire, for 5400gns. The reserve champion went to a 25 month old Saler from Messrs Mackenzie, Whitebog, Fortrose, and sold for 3500gns to Messrs J & M McConnachie, Culfoichmore, Grantown on Spey.
Pedigree bulls (28) sold to a top of 5400gns for the champion, and averaged 2655.36gns (£2788.13).
Other leading prices:
Char - Culdrain Lodge, Huntly, 4300gns, 3000gns; Tore Mains, Tore, 2400gns.
Lim - Clury Farm, Dulnain Bridge, 5000gns; Aberchalder Estate, Gorthleck, (Ross), 4200gns; Brims Mains, Thurso, 3000gns.
Sim - Druid Temple Farm, Inverness, 3900gns; Auchorachan, Glenlivet, 3800gns; Torran Farm, Delny, 3000gns.
AA - Wester Fearn, Ardgay, 3000gns; Steall, Fort William, 2500gns.
BSH - 1 Skaill, Dounreay, 2000gns.
Breed averages: 5 Charolais 3320gns; 9 Limousin 2783.33gns; 9 Simmental 2222.22gns; 3 Aberdeen Angus 2400gns; 1 Saler 3500gns; 1 British Shorthorn 2000gns.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts, (February, 4th) sold 771 sheep of all classes. Lambs (385) sold to Â£70.00 gross for a Bleu du maine from Glendoe Estates, Borlum.
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts, (January, 27th) sold 1,218 sheep of all classes. Lambs (725) averaged Â£48.35 and sold to Â£74.00 gross, (twice) for a pair of BFL and Charolais crosses from Dalmore, Alness.
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 14th) sold 195 weaned calves and store cattle 10 OTM cattle. Bullocks (110) averaged 205.7p and sold to 260p per kg for a 250kg Limousin cross from 9 Malaglate, Lochmaddy, and Â£920 gross for a 445kg Charolais cross from 16 Tigharry, Lochmaddy.
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 5th) sold 42 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (14) averaged 193.2p (+1.2p) and sold to 202p per kg and Â£1,346.40 gross.
Dingwall, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 22nd) sold 171 lots of Christmas poultry. Oven ready turkey (134) averaged 218.8p per lb and sold to 400p per lb for a 10lb bird from Balnakyle Farm, Aberlour, and Â£53 gross for a 23lb bird from South Blachrie, Fyvie.
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 22nd) sold 58 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (24) averaged 193.7p (-0.3p) and sold to 211p per kg and Â£1,403.15 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 15th) sold 46 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (8) averaged 194.0p (-5.7p) and sold to 205p per kg and Â£1,415.70 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 3rd) sold 1,155 store sheep. Lambs (752) averaged Â£42.31 and sold to Â£73.50 gross for Texel crosses from Hillend, Auldearn.
DINGWALL, Dingwall &#38; Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 1st) sold 54 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (12) averaged 203.1p (-13.8p) and sold to 212p per kg and Â£1,289.05 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 12th) sold 1,983 store sheep. Lambs (1,149) sold to Â£75 gross for Mule ewe lambs from Lower Gaich, Dulnain Bridge.
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