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Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sale 8 March 2014 - Rare & Minority breeds of Poultry & Livestock

8th March 2014

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DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts (March, 8th) sold 34 cattle, 2 horses, 2 Llamas, 2 goats, 118 sheep, 554 lots of poultry, eggs and poultry equipment at their poultry, rare & traditional breeds of livestock sale.
Cattle (34) sold to £720 gross for a Highland bull from Alladale Estates, Ardgay.
Horses (2) sold to £600 gross for a Piebald mare in foal from Stepend Farm, Airdrie.
Goats (2) sold to £200 gross for a Pygmy male, from Upper Rosemount, Tain.
Llamas (2) sold to £450 gross for a female and a gelding, from Kirkhill Farm, Alves.
Sheep (118) sold to £400 gross for a Zwartble ewe with two lambs at foot, from Greystone Farm, Dunblane.
Poultry (554) sold to £160 gross for trio of Welsh Harlequin ducks from The Kennels, Helmsdale.
Livestock leading prices
In-calf cows & heifers: WSHX – Raffin, Sleat, £350; Dex: Raffin, £280.
Cow with calf at foot: Hgh – Colaboll Farm, Lairg, £600. Heifers: Hgh – Castle of Mey Trust, Longoe, £600; HiX – 87 Inchomney, Rogart, £600. Bullocks: HiX - 87 Inchomney, £580.
Sheep: Ewes with lambs at foot: Dor –Smallburn Farms, Elgin, £300; Zwa – Greystone Farm, £300. In-lamb ewes: Kry – Redpoint Farm, Gairloch, £140. In-lamb Gimmers: Zwa –Longoe Farm, (McCarthy), (twice), £300; Gimmer – Rowanlea, Fort Augustus, £60; Lambs: Zwa – Druid Temple Farm, Inverness, (Marwick), & Greystone Farm, £150; Dor – Smallburn Farms, £140; Kry – Redpoint Farm, Gairloch, £70. Rams & wedders: Chev – Blackmuir, Heights of Docharty, £150.
Poultry leading prices per section
Large Fowl: 3 Wheaten Maran pullets, £120; 8 Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks, and trio Barnevelder £110; 3 Barred Plymouth Rock pullets, and pair Scots Grey, £100.
Ducks: Trio Black Indian Runner, and Trio Miniature Silver Appleyards, £100; Pair of Cayuga, £90; Pair Cayuga, £85.
Call ducks: Pair Apricot and Trio Chocolate, £100; 2 Chocolate, £80; Pair Silver, £70.
Bantams: Trio Poland, £110; Trio Black Orpington, £100; Quartet Black Orpington, Trio Black Orpington, and 3 Silver Spangled Hamburg pullets, £90.
Pigeons: Pair White Garden Fantail, £28; 4 White Garden, £22; 4 White Garden, £18.
Quail: 10 Japanese Coturnix, £55; 10 Japanese Coturnix, £50; 5 Japanese (twice), £30.
Geese: 1 Toulouse, £75; Trio Embden, £38; 2 Embden females, £35.
Turkeys: Pair Bourbon Red, £52; 2 hens, £30; 1 Black Stag, and Pair Bronze, £28.
Guinea Fowl: 4 unsexed, £45; Pair White, £42; Pair guinea fowl, and 2 unsexed, £40.
Peafowl: Pair Indian Blue, £100.
Eggs: 12 Barnevelder, £26; 12 Light Sussex, £18.50; 12 Australorp, and 12 Light Sussex, £17.50.
Equipment: Poultry runs, (twice), £160; small hen house, £140; fully automatic 40 egg incubator, £80.

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