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Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 6 October 2017

6th October 2017

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. M. Hannah, 2 Drumfearn, Isle of Skye. The reserve champion award went to a shearling from Miss Gemma MacKintosh, Upper Croft Na Garn, Boat of Garten, realising £550 to Mr R. Downie, Newton of Crathie, Ballater.

Shearlings (98) sold to £1,900 gross from Livetside, Achdregnie.

Two shears (12) sold to £2,100 gross from Blackford Farm, Croy.

Aged rams (9) sold to £500 gross from Milton Farm, Aberarder.

Ram lambs (17) sold to £300 gross from Tigh N'Ulaidh, Tomatin.

Other leading prices per head:

Shearlings - Abersky, Torness, £1,300; Upper Croft Na Garn, £1,200; Achdregnie, Glenlivet, £1,100; Dalbuiack & Achdregnie, £1,000.

Two shear - Blackford Farm, £1,400.

Aged - Milton Farm, £400.

Ram lambs – Upper Croft Na Garn, £280; Tigh N'Ulaidh & Upper Croft Na Garn, £250.

Dingwall, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 6th) sold 2,249 store sheep at their sale of Blackface & Cross ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs (including HISHA section).

Lambs (99) averaged £45.93 and sold to £78 gross for a pen of Blackfaces from Tigh N'Ulaidh, Tomatin.

Ewes (1,660) averaged £29.30 and sold to £100 gross for a pen of Blackfaces from Arnicle, Glenbarr.

Gimmers (452) averaged £82.20 and sold to £175 gross for a pen of Blackfaces from Arnicle.

Rams (6) sold to £450 gross for a Suffolk cross from Newton of Crathie, Ballater.

Feeding sheep (32) sold to £50 gross for a Cheviot wedder from Mid Fearn, Ardgay.

Other leading prices per head:

Store lambs: BF – Buttery Brae, Keith, £65, Achnabat, Torness, £62; Cross – Glenside, Glenurquhart, £41; Mule – Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, £40.

Ewes: BF – Glencassley Farm, Rosehall, £76, Gorthleck Mains, Gorthleck & Glencassley Farm, £70, Aldenham Cottage, Lochbroom & Gorthleck Mains, £60; Swl – 68 Foindle, Lairg, £48; Cross – No 1 Newmore, Muir of Ord, £46.

Gimmers: BF – Arnicle, £170, Woodlands, Daviot, £118, Buttery Brae, £115; TexX – Moy & Ruthven Farms, Moy, £92; Cross – Navity Woods, Inverness, £66.

Rams: Tex – Newton of Crathie, £250.

Feeding sheep: Cross wedder – Drynie Farm, Dingwall, £42, Wester Rarichie, Tain, £40; BF wedder – Auchnafearn, Grantown on Spey, £40.

 

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