Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Ram Sale - 23 September 2017
23rd September 2017
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (September, 23rd) sold 358 rams and females at its annual show and sale sponsored by Norvite.
The judges, Mr John & Mr James Scott, Fearn Farm, Tain, awarded the overall show champion and winner of the Mountrich trophy to a Suffolk shearling from Messrs A. Shepherd & Sons, Stonyford Farm, Tarland, which realised £650 and the reserve champion was awarded to a Texel shearling from Messrs D. N. Campbell, Bardnaclaven Farm, Thurso, which realised £700.
In the Cheviot section the judge Mr R. MacKenzie, Muirton, Munlochy awarded the N. C. Cheviot Park champion to a shearling from Mr J. S. MacKay, Biggins, Wick, which realised £600.
Blue Du Main shearlings (one) sold to £500 from Hern Farm, Errol.
Charollais shearlings (7) sold to £320 from Upper Auchenlay, Dunblane.
Beltex shearlings (15) sold to £550 twice from The Stables, Fearn & Braes of Coulmore, North Kessock.
Suffolk shearlings (63) sold to £850 from North Essie, Adziel.
Texel shearlings (119) sold to £1,450 from Clyth Mains, Occumster.
Blue Texel shearlings (2) sold to £380 from Greenlands, Arabella.
Millenium Blue shearlings (2) sold to £500 from Bardnaheigh, Harpsdale.
Blue Faced Leicester shearlings (46) sold to £1,100 from Broomhill Farm, Muir of Ord.
Dorset Poll shearlings (4) sold to £300 twice from Rheindown Croft, Teandalloch.
Cross shearlings (19) sold to £600 from Overhouse, Orkney.
Cheviot rams (32) sold to £600 for the champion from Biggins, Wick.
Suffolk ram lambs (14) sold to £420 from Easthouse, Orkney.
Texel ram lambs (4) sold to £380 twice from Wester Raddery, Fortrose.
Blue Faced Leicester ram lambs (one) sold to £420 from Wester Raddery.
Females (29) sold to £400 for a Texel gimmer from the part dispersal from Oldfield, Thurso.
"Strong shearlings and lambs in all categories sold well."
Other leading prices per head:
Ram lambs: Suff - Little Balquhomrie Farm, Fife, £350, Easthouse, £320, Ashton Farm Cottage, Inverness & Marian, Evanton, £300; Tex - Barnyards, Beauly, £350.
Shearlings: Char – Upper Auchenlay, £300; Belt – The Stables, £520, Braes of Coulmore, £450, Caberfeidh, Glenurquhart & Braes of Coulmore, £420; Suff – North Essie, £750, Stonyford Farm, Tarland & North Essie (twice), £650, Durran Mains, Castletown & North Essie, £420; Tex – Veltigar, Orkney, £1200, Weston, Buckie, £920, Lower Reiss, Wick, £900; Btex – Greenlands, £350; MB – Bardnaheigh, £480; BFL – Broomhill Farm, Muir of Ord, £900, The Arr, Lethen, £820, Hern Farm, £750; Dor – Rheindown Croft, £200 (2 shear); Cross – Overhouse, £580, Sibmister, Thurso, £450, Upper Auchenlay, £420; Chev – Belmaduthy, Munlochy, £500 (twice), Castle of Mey, Longoe Farm, £480, Bardnaclaven Farm, Thurso, Belmaduthy & Castle of Mey, £400.
Females: Tex gmr – Oldfield, £370; Suff gmr – Munro Ashton Farm Cottage, £180; BFL gimmer – West Mains, Maud, £180 (thrice); Chev gmr – Woodside Croft, Ardersier, £140; BFL ewe lamb – West Mains, £120.