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Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd -Sale 24 August 2017

24th August 2017

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August 24th) sold 13,469 store lambs at their annual sale.

Cheviot wedder lambs (7,411) averaged £42.62 (-£5.53 on the year) and sold to £72.00 gross from Burnbank, Isle of Canna.

Cheviot ewe lambs (1,665) averaged £43.72 (-£2.67 on the year) and sold to £88.00 gross from 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge.

Cross lambs (4,393) averaged £52.55 (-£1.08 on the year) and sold to £77.50 gross for Texel crosses from Beallachnagore Farm, Strathpeffer.

"In the cheviot section only the tops that were looking as good as last year matched last week's price. Second and third draw lambs were more difficult to cash.

Cross lambs met a good demand with tight skinned and fleshy types selling particularly well."

Other leading prices per head and per area

Mid Sutherland: Cheviot wedder lambs - Midfearn Farms, Ardgay, £59.50, Wester Fearn, Ardgay, £59, Humpton, Spinningdale, £57; Cheviot ewe lambs - Wester Fearn, Ardgay, £72; TexX – 12 Airdens, Bonar Bridge, £63.50.

Skye and Outer Isles: Cheviot wedder lambs – 5 Harlosh, Dunvegan, £58, Isle of Canna, Canna, £57, Uiginish Farm, Dunvegan, £56.50; Cheviot ewe lambs – Burnbank, Isle of Canna, £72, 5 Mill Park, Isle of Raasay, £53.50, Gesto Farm, Struan, £48; Cross – The Millcroft, Claddach Kyle, £64.50; TexX – 25 Fasach, Glendale, £62.

Caithness: Cheviot wedder lambs – Stonecroft, Thrumster, £58.50; Cheviot ewe lambs – Knockinnon, Dunbeath, £78; TexX – Guidebest, Latheron & Weydale Mains, Thurso, £63.

East Sutherland: Cheviot wedder lambs – Carrol farm, Brora, £58, 185 Migdale, Bonar Bridge, £55.50, Braelangwell Farm, Ardgay & Milton Muie, Rogart £55; Cheviot ewe lambs – Carrol Farm, £64; SuffX – Culmaily Farm, Golspie, £65.50.

West Sutherland: Cheviot wedder lambs – Saluscraggie, Helmsdale, £55; Cheviot ewe lambs – Saluscraggie, £53; TexX – Carnich, Gruids, £69.50.

Inverness and South: Cheviot wedder lambs – Tullyglens, Dunphail, £63, Erchite, Dores & Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey £59; Cheviot ewe lambs – Lynemore Farm, Grantown on Spey, £64, West View, Inverness, £57; BeltX – Tullyglens, £72; SuffX – Strone Cottage, Newtonmore, £63.50.

Ross shire and Black Isle: Cheviot wedder lambs – Kintail, Newton of Ferintosh, £56, Pithogarty, Tain, £55, Comar, Cannich, £54; Cheviot ewe lambs – Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord, £54, Kirksheaf, Tain, £48; TexX – Beallachnagore Farm, £76; BeltX – Lower Geanies, Fearn, £72.50; Cross – Bogallan, North Kessock, £63; CharX – Craiglea Croft, Duncanston, £61.50.

Wester Ross: Cheviot wedder lambs – Aird, Shieldaig, £60, 13 Kirkton Gardens, Lochcarron, £55.50, Inverpolly, Ullapool, £55; Cheviot ewe lambs – Achnaclerach, Garve, £54; TexX – 13 Kirkton Gardens & Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell, £64.50.

 

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