Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 1 October 2020
1st October 2020
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 1st) sold 5,069 breeding and store sheep.
Breeding ewes (3,679) averaged £77.20 (£63.90 last year) and sold to £150 for a pen of Cheviots from Kintail, Newton of Ferintosh.
Feeding ewes (498) averaged £56.32 (£46.21 last year) and sold to £94 for a pen of Suffolk's from 3 Ardmore, Waternish.
Gimmers (776) averaged £116.90 (£89.07 last year) and sold to £175 for Texel crosses from Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell (twice).
Rams & Feeding sheep (40) sold to £360 for a 2 shear Texel ram from 189 Fleucharry, Dornoch.
Lambs (76) sold to £64 for a pair of Cheviot's from Blairich, Rogart.
"Gimmers & correct ewes were in high demand. All classes of feeders were sharper on the week."
Other leading prices per head:
Breeding ewes: Chev - 84 Tomich, Lairg, £138, & £132 (thrice), Fearn Farm, Tain, £120, & £118, Gesto Farm, Struan, £114, Clachan Farm, Lochbroom, £112, Inverbroom, Ullapool, £110; BDMX - 21/22 West Watten, Wick, £105.
Feeding ewes: Chev – Lower Geanies, Fearn, £80, Sumardale, Struan, £77, 52 Spoutie, Brora, £76, 14 Airdens, Bonar Bridge, £75; CHM – Culmaily Farm, Golspie, £71; TexX – 189 Fleucharry, £69; SuffX – ½ of 29 Sconser, Sconser, £68, 3 Ardmore, £67.
Gimmers: Chev – Bunchrew Farm, Inverness, £166, Ceol-Har Croft, Castletown, £160, Cambusmore, Dornoch, £147, Ose Far, Struan, £140, 6/7 Badralloch, Dundonnell, £135, Reater Farm, Lyth, £130; TexX – Keppoch Farm, £162, Waterloo, Wick, £135, Cambusmore, £134, Waterloo, £130; Cross – Cambusmore, Cambusmore, £120, & £108, 21/22 West Watten, £100; SuffX – Cambusmore, £102; BF – Cambusmore, £95.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 29th) sold 3,025 store sheep. Lambs (2,151) averaged £54.77 and sold to £78 gross (twice) for a pen of Texel crosses from 2 Cragganvallie, Kiltarlity and for a pen of Beltex crosses from Wester Coillemore, Invergordon.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 28th) sold 340 weaned calves and store cattle. Store bullocks (215) averaged 229.3p and sold to 288.0p per kilo for a 250kg Limousin cross from Little Croy Farm, Croy and £1,160.00 for a 615kg Simmental cross from 27 Portgower, Helmsdale.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October 26th) sold 185 rams at its continental ram sale. Texel (83) sold to £1,050 gross for a shearling from Veltigar, Tankerness.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October, 23rd) sold 586 rams at its annual sale of North County Hill Cheviots. Shearlings (94) sold to £3,200 gross twice from Rhifail Farms.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 21st) sold 544 weaned calves and store cattle and 8 adult head of breeding cattle. Stot calves (332) averaged 230.5p (last year 207.9p) and sold to 329.0p per kilo for a pair of 152kg Charolais crosses from Dunlichity Farm, Farr and £1,300 for a 745kg Limousin cross from Achavraat, Nairn.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 20th) sold 1,719 store sheep of all classes. Lambs (873) sold to £70.50 gross for Cheviot's from South Laggan, Spean Bridge.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 20th) sold 11 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (3) averaged 209.3p and sold to 210.0p per kg and £1,320.80 gross.
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 19th) sold 2,052 store sheep of all classes. Lambs (1,036) sold to £69 gross for a Cheviot from 8 Digg, Staffin.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 16th) sold 4,938 store sheep. Lambs (3,467) averaged £57.69 (last year £47.43) and sold to £79 gross for a Beltex cross from Carn Raineach, Applecross and for a pen of Suffolk crosses from Balvaird Farm, Muir of Ord.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 15th) sold 231 weaned calves and store cattle, 30 OTM cattle and 3 adult head of breeding cattle. Bullocks (139) averaged 240.7p and sold to 282.1p per kg for a pair of 140kg Limousin crosses from Ardnamurchan Estates, Kilchoan, and £870 gross for a pair of 420kg Salers crosses from 2 & 3 Kinloid, Arisaig.