PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October 6th) sold 2,874 store lambs and ewes. Lambs (1,277) averaged £17.27 and sold to £36 per head for Cheviots from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 3rd) sold 8,351 store lambs. Lambs (8,351) averaged £29.79 and sold to £60 gross for Texel crosses from Woodlands, Dingwall.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 1st) sold 574 store cattle and 23 OTM cattle at their show and sale of weaned calves and yearlings, sponsored by Ian Roger Haulage, Keith. The judge, Mr G.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 30th) sold 50 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (14) averaged 159p (-4.1p) and sold to 169p per kg and £1,237.50 gross.
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 29th) sold 3,356 sheep of all classes including 76 breeding rams. Lambs (2,618) averaged £26.75 and sold to £60 gross for Suffolks from Sidinish, Locheport.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (September 27th) sold 371 rams and 18 females at its annual show and sale of Cheviot and Continental rams and females. The overall show champion and winner of the Mountrich trophy was a Charollais shearling from Upper Auchenlay, Dunblane, which realised £480 to Baillie Farm, Bridge of Westfield, Thurso.
Wednesday 8th October 2008 Mackays Hotel, Wick Scotland Food & Drink in association with Highlands & Islands Enterprise is delighted to promote the 2008 Taste of Caithness and Sutherland exhibition on Wednesday 8th October at Mackays Hotel, Wick. This exhibition will showcase the finest produce from this beautiful region.
Homeowners in Caithness have the opportunity to find out more about how micro-renewables systems, such as heat pumps, solar panels and wind turbine schemes, can help reduce the energy costs for domestic properties. Two events, which have been organised by Caithness Energy Advice, will take place in October from 12 noon until 6pm in the New Weigh Inn, Thurso on the 8th and Mackays Hotel, Wick on the 9th, and entry is free.
The second annual Caithness Regeneration Conference takes place next week, arranged by key organisations in the area. First Minister Alex Salmond is scheduled to join around 150 stakeholders in the Far North economy in Thurso on Monday 29th September 2008, to discuss progress on the action plan devised to steer the region through the effects of the Dounreay nuclear plant's wind down and closure.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (2008 September, 26th) sold 3,667 store sheep of all classes. Lambs (2,503) averaged £22.80 per head and sold to £47 gross for a Cheviot from Erray Farm, Isle of Mull.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (2008 September, 25th) sold 4,542 breeding and store sheep. Breeding ewes (3,030) sold to £55 gross for Cheviots from No.
The Caithness And Sutherland calendars from Martina Cross produced for 2007 and 2008 were sold out almost immediately. It was hardly surprising to anyone who has seen her work on her own web site and many examples on Caithness.org.
Women appear to be developing a serious taste for careers in the Scotch whisky industry alongside their growing appreciation of fine malts, according to the country's leading whisky producer, Diageo. In the past 12 months the company, which produces renowned brands such as Johnnie Walker, J&B and Bell's, has received a record number of job applications from women seeking careers at its distilleries.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 13th) sold 526 weaned calves and store cattle, and 6 OTM cattle at their annual show and sale. The judge, Mr A.
Consultants have been appointed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the Scottish Government to identify options for renewable energy producers in the Pentland Firth, between Caithness and Orkney, to connect energy supplies to the grid. Xero Energy Ltd has been awarded the contract through the Pentland Firth Tidal Energy Project.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 12th) sold 6,277 store lambs including 1,214 from Lewis Livestock Producers. Cheviot wedder lambs (3,088) averaged £30.24 and sold to £52 gross from No.
From Monday 15th September, 2008, eight more schools in the Highlands will have part time 20mph speed limits in operation for childrens' safety and one school will have its 20mph signage extended. The part-time 20mph speed limit at Muirtown Primary School, Inverness is being extended to include Scorguie Road at its junction with Firthview Drive.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 11th) sold 13,199 store lambs. Store lambs (13,199) averaged £33.33 and sold to £46 gross for Cheviots from No.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 10th) sold 142 store cattle, 17 adult head of breeding cattle and 75 OTM cattle. Bullocks (87) averaged 158.4p and sold to 178.2p per kg and £900 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 9th) sold 73 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (34) averaged 167.3p (-7.2p) and sold to 178p per kg and £1,180.80 gross.