Agriculture & Associated Services News
Quoybrae, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (15th October 2007) sold 466 Store Cattle Champion in the show, judged by Scott Watson, Carnoustie was a 626kg Charolais bullock from J T M MacKay, Thura Mains, Bower and sold for £800 to W & J Cameron, Burnside of Edingight, Grange, Keith. Reserve was a 538kg Limousin bullock also from J T M MacKay and sold for £680 to Blair Duffton, Bogie Street, Huntly.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 11th) sold 10,009 store sheep at their sale. Suffolk lambs (1,792) averaged £28.76 and sold to £34 gross from Refouble, Glenferness.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October 10th) sold 770 store cattle and 17 over thirty month cattle at their show and sale of weaned calves and store cattle. The judge Mr John Ross, Ankerville chose a 615kg 15 month old Limousin bullock from Invercharron Mains, Ardgay, as his Champion which realised £810 to W Maciver & Co.
Pictured above (left) is Wick baker, Stewart McConnach, producer of Mey Selections Shortbread, with Michael Gunn, Mey Selections newly appointed Retail Accounts Analyst and Tracy Waters, Business Development Manager. Michael is seen congratulating Stewart on delivery of his shortbread, completing the first part of Caithness Biscuits contribution to the Mey Selections Sainsbury's Christmas order.
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (4th October) sold 6,852 Store Sheep Ewe Lambs (1,108) averaged £28.17 and sold to £51 for Half-Breds from C MacAdie & Sons, Skaill, Thurso Wedder Lambs (1,275) averaged £22.63 and sold to £30 for Half-Breds from J Banks, The Broo, John O'Groats. Cross Lambs (4,023) averaged £26.55 and sold to £34 for Suffolks from A S Budge, Milton Farm, Halkirk.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (4th October 2007) sold 1,119 store and over thirty month cattle at their show and sale including special Aberdeen Angus section. The judge Mr Neil Anderson, Inverlochty, Elgin chose an 18 month, 495kg Charolais cross heifer as his champion from Upper Latheron, Caithness, which realised £700 to C Maciver, Easter Strath of Auchterflow.
The Prince of Wales has raised over half a million pounds for British farmers directly affected by the latest outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease. Leading supermarkets such as ASDA, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose have made substantial contributions, as have the Co-operative, Musgrave, Booths, Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes and the national food service distributor 3663.
DINGWALL AUCTION MART Thursday 4th October at 11.00 a.m. - annual show and sale of 1000 store cattle including AA section (includes 300 from Caithness) Friday 5th October at 10.00 a.m.
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (24th September 2007) sold 3,208 sheep of all classes including 70 breeding rams. Lambs (2,786) averaged £21.67 to a top of £37 gross for Texel crosses from No.
North Highland Products, the fastest growing food and drink Company in Scotland, scooped the prestigious Excellence Award at this year's Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards, held in Inverness on Friday. Commenting on the Award, viewed by the industry as public recognition of the company's achievements, Danny Miller, Chairman, said, "It is indeed an honour to be selected, particularly as we have been chosen by the judges from all the entries, in all categories." "It is a fantastic achievement for a company that has been operating for just two years, in which time we have succeeded in returning profits to our producers and our partners in the supply chain," he added.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 13th) sold 3,335 lambs at their specially licenced sale of animals lairaged on site before restrictions were imposed. Store lambs (2,509) averaged £26.17 and sold to £39.80 for Texel crosses from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 12th) sold 189 store cattle. Bullocks (89) averaged 118.5p per kg and sold to 135p for 307kg Limousins from Garthbeg Farms, Gorthleck, and £640 gross for a 515kg Limousin from Dalchork, Lairg.
The First Lochmaddy sale of the season : Scottish Blackface Lamb LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 5th) sold 2,367 store lambs. Lambs sold to a top of £42.50 gross for Texel crosses from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August 30th) sold 8,257 store lambs and four wedders at their annual district sale. Ewe lambs (1,974) averaged £24.88 and sold to £38 gross for Cheviots from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 6th) sold 5,495 store, breeding and feeding sheep. Charolais cross (65) averaged £35.32 and sold to £41 gross from Achtuie, Drumnadrochit.
QUOYBRAE, Aberdeen & Northern Marts (3rd September) sold 6,133 Store Lambs at the re-sheduled first combined sale from Dunbeath, Bettyhill, Forsinard and North West Sutherland areas. Overall average was £29.06 showing a decrease of £2.05 from Dunbeath & Bettyhill areas and a decrease of £1.24 on all other areas from last year.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 5th) sold 32 prime cattle and 405 prime sheep. Prime bullocks (15) averaged 128.5p (+4.4p) and sold to 139p per kg for a 640kg Charolais cross from Balchraggan, Dores, and £897.60 gross for a 660kg Charolais cross from Udale, Poyntzfield, both to John M Munro Ltd., Dingwall.
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (3 September 2007) sold 4,188 store lambs. Lambs sold to a top of £40.50 for Texel crosses from No.
Dingwall & Highland Marts Limited held their first Prime sale since the restrictions on the movement of livestock were lifted following the Foot and Mouth outbreak in England. The firm had their firs sale of over 2000 lambs in Portree on Monday the 27th August 2007 and have rescheduled sales over the next fortnight as follows.
A bountiful selection of the best of the North Highlands food and drink produce, brought together by HIE Caithness and Sutherland, was visited by HRH Prince Charles recently. Producers from throughout Caithness and Sutherland gathered together at Ackergill Tower near Wick to welcome national and local buyers.