Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - Pedigree and commercial Luing cattle Sale 18 May 2022
19th May 2022
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (May 18th) sold 87 Pedigree and commercial Luing cattle at their annual spring breeding sale.
Pedigree bulling heifers (53) averaged £2,018.97 and sold to 3,000gns (£3,150.00) twice for lots 9 & 10, 26- and 27-month-old heifers, both from Messrs A L & A C McCall, Culmaily Farm, Golspie. Both sold to Mr John Jardine, Fair girth Farm, Dalbeattie.
Pedigree Yearling Heifers (4) averaged £892.50 and sold to 850gns (£892.50) for lots 54-57 from Mr Rory Campbell, Monzie Farm, Blair Atholl (Four times) all going together to Messer J & I Cameron, Hillside Farm, Kilmacolm.
Pedigree Cows in Calf (2) averaged £1,312.50 and sold to 1,300gns (£1,365.00) for lot 66 a 4 year old cow in calf to Harehead Sumo, from G Mackenzie, Fanblair Farm, Kiltarlity, bought by P J Rodwell, New Bigging of Leslie, Insch.
Sim/Luing heifers (24) averaged £1,080.63 and sold to 1400gns (£1,470.00) thrice for lots 77,78 & 79 once again from Messers A L & A C McCall and all going to Messers W J & P D Mackenzie, Hilton Farm, Tain.
Bulls (4) averaged £3,596.25 and sold to 5,500gns (£5,775.00) for lot 101 "Kintail Zeus" from Mr Graeme Macrae, 120 Newton of Ferintosh, Mulbuie, and sold to G Mackenzie, Fanblair Farm, Kiltarlity.
"Dingwall and Highland Marts held their annual show and sale of Pedigree Luing Cattle. Judging lay in the hands of Mr Reece Simmers, Backmuir, Keith. An outstanding show of quality was forward, and the champion prize was awarded to a pair of heifers from Messrs McCall, Culmaily. A special thank you must go to Davidson Animal Feeds who again kindly sponsored the show.
Vendors were greeted with a bonanza of a trade which saw the bulling heifer average record an outstanding increase of £431 on the year. Consignments with the traditional "Luing” prefix in their pedigree met a brisk and erratic enquiry for both the females and the breeding bulls. The Sim/Luing heifers forward wouldn't have the same power as normal and they proved slightly harder to cash!”
Other leading prices:
Pedigree Bulling Heifers: Culmaily Farm, Lots 11-20, 2,600gns (Eight times) & Lot 7 & 8, 2,100gns, (Twice), Clachan Farm, Inverbroom, Lot 47, 2,400gns, (Twice), Lot 45 & 46, 2,300gns, (Twice) and Lot 49 & 50, 2,100gns, (Twice), Monzie Farm, Lot 34 & 35, 2,300gns, (Twice), 7 Ullinish, Struan, Lot 41 & 42, 2,100gns, (Twice).
Pedigree Cows in Calf: Fanblair Farm, Lot 67, 1,200gns.
Sim/Luing heifers: Culmaily Farm, Lot 80-83, 1,300gns, (Four times) and Lot 71 & 72, 1,050gns, (Twice), 120 Newton of Ferintosh, Lot 76, 1,150gns.
Bulls: Poole Bank Farm, Troutbeck, lot 95, 4,200gns, Culmaily Farm, 2,000gns, Nunnerie Farm, Biggar, 2,000gns.