Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 September 2016 - Overall Show Champion Photo
25th September 2016
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (September, 24th) sold 405 rams and females at its annual show and sale sponsored by Norvite.
The judges, Mr Graham & Mr Lewis Smith, Towiemore, Drummuir, awarded the overall show champion and winner of the Mountrich trophy to a Texel shearling from Mr D. Webster Lower Reiss Farm, Wick which realised £1,750 and the reserve champion was awarded to a Blue Faced Leicester shearling from Mr G. Mackenzie, Broomhill Farm, Muir of Ord, which realised £1,000.
The N. C. Cheviot Park champion was awarded to a shearling from Messrs G. R. G. McCallum & Son, Belmaduthy, Munlochy, which realised £700.
Charollais shearlings (10) sold to £450 from Upper Auchenlay, Dunblane.
Beltex shearlings (24) sold to £620 from Braes of Coulmore, North Kessock.
Suffolk shearlings (79) sold to £850 from North Essie, Strichen.
Texel shearlings (122) sold to £1,750 for the overall champion from Lower Reiss Farm.
Blue Faced Leicester shearlings (49) sold to £1,000 for the reserve champion champion from Broomhill Farm, Muir of Ord.
Cross shearlings (11) sold to £500 from Upper Auchenlay.
Blue Du Maine shearlings (one) sold to £450 from Tighnahinch, Alcaig.
Cheviot rams (22) sold to £700 from Belmaduthy Farm, Munlochy.
Zwartbles ram lambs (2) sold to £100 from Marian, Evanton.
Suffolk ram lambs (14) sold to £400 from East House, Orkney.
Texel ram lambs (11) sold to £500 from Wester Raddery, Fortrose.
Blue Faced Leicester ram lambs (one) sold to £500 from Blackford Farm, Croy.
Females (59) sold to £250 (twice) for Suffolk gimmers from Ashton Farm Cottage, Inverness.
"Top end rams in all classes sold well."
Other leading prices per head:
Ram lambs: Suff - Marian, £380, 52 Conval Street, Dufftown, £320, Ashton Farm Cottage & Mariain, £300; Tex - Wester Moy, Urray, £400 (twice), Wester Raddery, £380, Barnyards, Beauly, £320.
Shearlings: Char - Upper Auchenlay, £400 (twice); Belt – Upper Auchenlay, £580, Nether Knockans, Knockando, £520, Braes of Coulmore, £500; Suff – North Essie, £800 (x 5), Bardnaclaven Farm, Thurso & Skaill, Forss, £550, Glaich Na Gore, Kiltarlity, Bardnaclaven Farm & North Essie, £500; Tex – Lower Reiss, £1150, The Cloy, Fortrose & Veltigar, Tankerness, £1100, Sibmister, Thurso & Veltigar, £980; BFL – The Arr, Lethen, £920, Broomhill Farm, £850, Blackford Farm, The Arr & Broomhill Farm, £550; Cross – Stonyford Farm, Aboyne & Upper Auchenlay (thrice), £400.
Females: Suff gmr – Ashton Farm Cottage, £220; Suff ewe – Ashton Farm Cottage, £200; BFL gmr – Broomhill Farm, £200 (thrice); BFL ewe – Dalmore Farm, Alness, £190 (thrice); Char gmr – Dalmore Farm, £140.
From left to right Owner - Mr Webster, Judges - Lewis Smith, Graham Smith, & Sponsor Ian Macdonald from Norvite.
Suffolk & continental show supreme champion – Messrs Lower Reiss Farm, Wick – Texel shearling "Lower Reiss Wild Card" out of a Camwell Rob Roy ewe and by Knock Vantastick was shown within a group of 3 at the Black Isle show which came first. Today realising £1,750.00 to Mr J. A. Coghill, Huna, Caithness.