Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 25 November2020
25th November 2020
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 25th) sold 943 store cattle, 4 adult head of breeding cattle 172 OTM cattle.
Bullocks (499) averaged 227.2p and sold to 276.6p per kilo for a 235kg Charolais cross from Balloan, Farr and £1,230 gross for a 575kg Charolais cross from Pitmain Farm, Kingussie.
Heifers (430) averaged 211.4p and sold to 300.0p per kilo for a 300kg British Blue cross from Invercharron, Ardgay and £1,150 gross for a 425kg Charolais cross from 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea.
Young bulls (14) sold to 271.1p per kilo for a 225kg Limousin cross from Tighnahinch, Alcaig, and £930 gross for a 520kg Aberdeen Angus from Spittal Shore, Strathpeffer.
Breeding cattle (4) sold to £1,000 gross for a Limousin bull from Corrachie, Avoch.
OTM prime & feeding cattle (172) averaged 114.3p and sold to 191.7p per kilo for a 600kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Tournaig Estate, Poolewe, and £1,390 gross for a 1070kg Charolais cross from Braelangwell, Balblair.
"All classes of bullocks sold well with the smaller end of the heifers proving more difficult to cash."
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks up to 300kg - Hastain, Lochmaddy, £770, 272.1p; 301-350kg - Invercharron, £920, Clury Farm, Dulnain Bridge, £266.1p; 351-400kg – Torgorm, Conon Bridge, £1,010, Wester Tomloan, Ardclach, 260.8p; 401-450kg – Torgorm, £1,100, 253.5p; 451-500kg – Torgorm, £1,105, Smerral Farm, Bower, 233.3p; 501-550kg – Altyre Estate, Forres, £1,160, 221.8p; 551-600kg – Smerral Farm, £1,130, Pitmain, 213.9p.
Heifers up to 300kg – Invercharron, £900, 11 Borreraig, Dunvegan, 262.1p; 301-350kg – Wester Tomloan, £860, 255.2p; 351-400kg – Strone Farm, Banavie, £950, 244.2p; 401-450kg – Little Croy, Inverness, £1,000, 4 Bualnaluib, 270.6p; 451-500kg – Strone Farm, £1,080, Achany Farm, Lairg, 220.8p; 501-550kg – Balculchaich, Cawdor, £965, Hastain, 203.6p;
Other leading prices per head
OTM prime & feeding cattle: Clury, (Lim), £1,330; Meikle Ussie, Dingwall, (LimX), £1,230; Braelangwell, (AAX), £1,190; Conan Mains, Conon Bridge, (Char), £1,170; Altyre Estate, (SalX), £1,170; Balloan, Conon Bridge, (CharX), £1,110; Strathglass Farms, Mid Crochail, (AA), £1,110; Meikle Ussie, (Sim), £1,090; 4 Glaick, Ardross, (SimX), £1,070; Conan Mains, (Lui), £1,050 (twice); 1 Ahmore, Lochmaddy, (LuiX), £1,010; Woodside, Muir of Tarradale, (BRB), £1,010; Hilton Farm, Tain, (BRBX), £1,010; Castlecraig Farms, Nigg, (ShoX), £990.
Other leading prices per kg
OTM prime & feeding cattle: Altyre Estate, (SalX), 184.3p; Altyre Estate, (AAX), 181.7p; 21 Smith Terrace, Wick, (ShoX), £168.7p; Dunain Mains, Inverness, (SimX), 160.3p; Strone Farm, (Lim), 148.6p; Woodside, (BRB), 148.5p.