Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 12 April 2017
13th April 2017
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April 12th) sold 725 store cattle and 134 breeding heifers.
Store bullocks (293) averaged 245.2p and sold to 274.4p per kg for a pair of 390kg Limousin crosses from 2 Lochend, Thurso, and £1,250 gross for a 545kg Charolais cross from Easter Templand, Fortrose.
Store heifers (297) averaged 237.7p and sold to 288.1p per kg for a pen of 243kg Limousin cross from Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord, and £1,200 gross for a pen of 475kg Charolais crosses from Torgorm, Conon Bridge.
Breeding heifers including HiHealth (134) averaged 243.6p and sold to 322.7p per kg for a 440kg Simmental cross from Blackford Farm, Croy, and £1,550 gross for a pair of 540kg British Blue crosses from Little Kildrummie, Nairn
Breeding cattle (3) sold to £1,550 for a Charolais cross cow with a heifer calf at foot from Stittenham Farm, Ardross.
"An excellent show of mainly grazing cattle sold at extreme rates. Top quality breeding heifers also met a keen demand."
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks up to 250kg - Auchmore Farm, £660, 269.4p; 251-300kg – Auchmore Farm, £815, 9 Sasaig, Teangue,272.7p; 301-350kg – 2 Lochend, £910, 271.6p; 351-400kg – 2 Lochend, £1,070, Raitcastle Farm, Nairn, 271.2p; 401-450kg – Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, £1,115, 261.7p; 451-500kg – Meikle Geddes Farm, Nairn, £1,175, 2 Kingsburgh, Snizort, 249.5p; 501-550kg – Easter Templand, £1,240, Easter Hardmuir, Nairn, 233.0p; 551-600kg – 2 Lochend, £1,100, 188.0p.
Heifers up to 250kg – Auchmore Farm, £700, Dunlichity Farm, Farr, 260.4p; 251-300kg – Whitebog, £730, Auchmore Farm, 259.3p; 301-350kg – Meikle Geddes Farm, Nairn, £870, 255.9p; 351-400kg – Meikle Geddes, £1,090, 275.9p; 401-450kg – Torgorm, Conon Bridge, £1,090, 2 Lochend, 257.8p; 451-500kg – 2 Kingsburgh, £1,140, Torgorm, 252.6p; 501-550kg – Easter Hardmuir, £1,150, 225.5p; 551-600kg – 17 Englishtonmuir, Bunchrew, £1,130, 193.2p.
Breeding heifers including Hi Health;
Smallburn Farms, Duffus, (BshX), £1,520; Blackford Farm, Croy, (Sim), £1,450; Broomton, Auldern, (SimX), £1,420; Smallburn Farms, (LimX), £1,410; Smallburn Farms, (BRB), £1,400; Blackford Farm, (SalX), £1,350;
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April 12th) sold 15 OTM cattle.
Prime & feeding OTM cows (14) averaged 130.9p and sold to 151.4p per kg for a Shorthorn cross from Moy Farm, Banavie, and £1,170 gross for a Charolais cross from Kindeace, Alness.
Prime & feeding bulls (one) sold to 100.0p and £1,130 gross for a Charolais from Kindeace.
Other leading prices per head:
Prime & feeding OTM cows: Sornum, 3 Easter Kinkell, (LimX), £1,090; Kirkton Farms, Torgorm, (SimX), £1,070;
Other leading prices per kg:
Prime & feeding OTM cows: Bayhead, Munlochy, (SimX), 149.6p; Stittenham Farm, Ardross, (LimX), 148.9p; Kindeace, 132.2p.