Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 28 October 2016
29th October 2016
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October, 28th) sold 703 rams at its annual show and sale of North County Hill Cheviots, generously sponsored by Robertson Crop Services, D. R. Alexander Trailers, and Animal Health (Highland).
The overall champion was a two shear from Messrs W. D. Allen, Whitefield, Humbleheugh, realising £1,500 to the judge Mr M. Cook, Baligill, Halkirk. The reserve champion award went to a three shear from Mr L. Robertson, Inkstack Farm, Barrack, Thurso, realising £1,000 also to the judge. Miss J. Campbell, Armadale Farm, Thurso won the Animal Health Highland sponsored prize for highest Highland flock average (minimum 5 rams), selling 10 rams to average £1220.00.
Shearlings (129) sold to £2,800 gross from East Brachmont Farm, Banchory.
Two shears (430) sold to £3,100 gross from Wester Dunnet, Thurso.
Three shears (102) sold to £5,500 gross from Inkstack Farm, Barrack.
Four shears (33) sold to £1,600 gross from Wester Dunnet.
Ram lambs (6) sold to £600 gross from 1 & 2 Ose, Isle of Skye.
"A good show of rams met an exceptional trade with the most four figure prices ever at this centre."
Other leading prices per head:
Shearlings - Woodside Far, Kelso, £2,000; 185 Migdale, Bonar Bridge, (MacLeod), £1,700; Thistle House Croft, Thurso, £1,500; Inkstack Farm and 185 Migdale, £1,100; Bardnaclaven Farm, Thurso, £1,050.
Two shear – Achentoul Farms (Shepherds Pack), Kinbrace, £2,800; Clashinglash, Spinningdale, £2,500; Mountbencer, Yarrow, £2,200; Brackside, Reay, £2,100; Inkstack Farm, £2,000; Inverbroom Farm, Ullapool, £1,900; Stouphill, Humbleheugh and Armadale, £1,800; Suisgill Estate, Helmsdale, £1,600.
Three shear – Torrish Estate, Helmsdale, £2,600; Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell, £1,300; Inkstack Farm and Torrish Estate, £1,000; 3 Borgie, Skerray, East Clyne, Brora and Badanloch Estate, Kinbrace, £900; Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey, Suisgill Estate (Shepherds Pack) and St Johns Kirk, Symington, £800.
Four shear – Armadale Farm, £1,200 (twice); 1 & 2 Ose, Struan, £1,050.
Ram lambs - 1 & 2 Ose, £550.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 21st) sold 19 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (2) averaged 219.0p (N/C) and sold to 219.0p per kg and £1,335.90 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 14th) sold 41 prime cattle. Prime heifers (41) averaged 216.1p (+5.2p) and sold to 244.0p per kg and £1,419.00 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 9th) sold 3,314 store sheep. Lambs (2,171) sold to £69 gross for a pen of Texel cross lambs Moulinard House, Tain.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 8th) sold 337 weaned calves, store & breeding cattle including 98 Highland and Highland crosses. Bullocks (112) averaged 191.9p and sold to 247.2p per kilo and £1,115 gross for a pen of 451kg Limousin crosses from Towerhill, Thurso.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 7th) sold 20 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (3) averaged 211.7 (-4.9p) and sold to 214.0p per kg and £1,112.80 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 2nd) sold 3,224 store sheep. Lambs (2239) averaged £41.26 and sold to £88 gross for a Texel cross from Wester Raddery, Fortrose.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 14th) sold 259 weaned calves and store cattle, 24 OTM cattle and 8 adult head of breeding cattle. Bullocks (183) averaged 221.4p and sold to 286.3p per kg for a pen of 255kg Simmental crosses from Moy Farm, Banavie, and £940 gross for a 490kg Simmental cross from 7 Back of Keppoch, Arisaig.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October, 6th) sold 136 rams at its annual show and sale of Blackface rams, sponsored by PKN Nutrition and Scottish Woodlands. The overall champion was a shearling from Messrs MacDonald, Dalbuiack, Carrbridge, realising £1,000 to Mrs M.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 4th) sold 496 weaned calves at their first annual district ballot show and sale. The show champion sponsored by Barclays Transport, Portsoy and Zoetis with Surecalf was awarded to an eight month old Limousin cross bullock from A MacLean, 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea scaling in at 305kg and realising £800 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 29th) sold 6,140 store lambs. Lambs (6,140) averaged £37.49 and sold to £64 for a Cross from Balcherry, Tain.
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