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Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd Resume Sales After Restrictions Lifted

28th August 2007

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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.

DINGWALL & HIGHLAND MARTS LIMITED
REVISED SALE DATES

PORTREE - MONDAY 27TH AUGUST AT 10.00 A.M. - 2200 lambs of all classes.

DINGWALL - TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST - prime cattle and sheep

STORNOWAY - WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST AT 10.00 A.M. - 2500 lambs of all
classes.

DINGWALL - WEDNESDAY 29TH AUGUST AT 11.00 A.M. - 250 store & OTM cattle.

DINGWALL - THURSDAY 30TH AUGUST AT 10.00 A.M. - Annual sale of 10000 N. C. Cheviot lambs incorporating Sutherland & Caithness sale also 2000 Cross lambs.

BEN NEVIS - FRIDAY 31ST AUGUST AT 11.00 A.M. - 2000 lambs of all classes and feeding sheep.

PORTREE - MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 10.00 A.M. - all classes of lambs.

DINGWALL - MONDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER AT 11.00 A.M. - prime cattle and sheep

DINGWALL - TUESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER AT 10.00 A.M. - Annual sale of 12000 N. C. Cheviot lambs.

LOCHMADDY - WEDNESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER - all classes of lambs.

DINGWALL - THURSDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER AT 10.00 A.M. - store and breeding, lambs, gimmers, ewes and Cross lambs

BEN NEVIS - TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER AT 11.00 A.M. - lambs and feeding sheep.

DINGWALL - WEDNESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER AT 11.00 A.M. - store, breeding and
OTM cattle.

DINGWALL - THURSDAY 13TH/FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER AT 11.00 A.M. - great 2
day sale of 30000 N. C. Cheviot and also cross lambs.

BEN NEVIS - SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER - show and sale of weaned calves and
store cattle.

DINGWALL - MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER - show & sale of Highland Mule gimmers
and ewe lambs.

PORTREE - WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER - show and sale of weaned calves.

Please note that after these dates the original schedule shall resume.

Prime report Tuesday 28th August 2007:

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August, 27th) sold 51 prime cattle and 508 prime lambs

Prime bullocks (21) averaged 124.1p and sold to 134p per kg for a 580kg Limousin from Redfield, North Kessock, and 876.80 gross for a 685kg Limousin from Dochcarty Farm, Dingwall, both to Woodhead Brothers, Turriff.

Prime heifers (30) averaged 126.6p and sold to 135p per kg and 830.25 gross for a 615kg Charolais cross from Bridgend, Dingwall, to Woodhead Brothers.

Lambs (508) averaged 103.8p and sold to 110.2p per kg for 44kg cross lambs and 50.20 gross for a pen of 45kg Texel crosses both from Meikle Geddes, Nairn, to John M. Munro Ltd., Dingwall.

SQQ up to 45.5kg (428) averaged 105.2p per kg.

Cattle - Leading prices per kg:

Bullocks: Tore Farm, Culbokie, (Sim), Dochcarty, (Lim) 128p; Redfield, (Lim) 127p; Pithogarty, (Lim) 126p.

Heifers: Bridgend, (Lim) 134p; Balchraggan, (ChaX) 126p; Dunvournie, Pithogarty, (ChaX) 125p.

Leading prices per head:

Bullocks: Dochcarty, (SimX) 876.80; Pithogarty, Tain, (ChaX) 832.20; Balchraggan, Dores, (ChaX) 820.10.

Heifers: Balchraggan, (ChaX) 819; Dunvournie, Duncanston, (ChaX) 787.50; Bridgend, (Lim) 777.20.

Lambs - Leading prices per head and per kg:

Lambs: TexX - Stittenham, Ardross, 50, Torgorm, Conon Bridge, 109p; SuffX - Ardjachie, Tain, 50, Easter Dalziel Farm, Dalcross, 107p; Chev - Ardjachie, 50, Geise Farm, Thurso, 107p; Cross - Meikle Geddes, 48.50, 110p; Suff - Whitebog, Rosemarkie, 47, 109p; CharX - Lower Gaich, Dulnain Bridge, 46, Whitebog, 109p; CHM - Fornighty Farm, Lethen, 43.80, 104p; Mule - Fornighty, 40.50, 97p.

 

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