Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - 19th August 2010
18th August 2010
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (August 19th) sold 8,607 store lambs at their annual sale.
Cheviot wedder lambs (5,670) averaged £51.61 (up £8.49 on the year) and sold to £60.50 gross thrice for a pen of 25 from Millnain, Strathpeffer, a pen of 23 from Achentoul, Kinbrace (J. S. Henderson), and a pen of 27 from 1 Dounie, Edderton.
Cheviot ewe lambs (2,141) averaged £45.91 (up £6.31 on the year) and sold to £65 gross for a pen of 12 from Achentoul (Henderson).
Suffolk cross lambs (185) averaged £59.67 (up £7.62 on the year) and sold to £63 gross for a pen from 5 Strollomus, Broadford, Isle of Skye.
Texel cross lambs (318) averaged £57.69 (up £7.85 on the year) and sold to £60.50 gross for a pen from 7 Achrimsdale, Brora.
Cross lambs (293) averaged £48.27 (up £10.41 on the year) and sold to £61 gross for Beltex crosses from Dunlichity, Farr.
"All classes of lambs continued to sell at a similar level to last weeks sale, with strong, well bred lambs in particular demand."
Other leading prices per head and per area
Mid Sutherland: Chev wedder lambs - Mid Gruinards, Ardgay, £60; Chev ewe lambs - 17-19 Achvrail, Rogart, £53; TexX - Morvich, Rogart, £57.50. Skye and Outer Isles: Chev wedder lambs - Corriebheinn Farms, Portree, £60; Chev ewe lambs - Corriebheinn Farms, £57; SuffX - 5 Strollomus, Broadford, £56.50; Cross - Burnside Croft, Portree, £49.50. Caithness: Chev wedder lambs - Stonecroft, Thrumster, £58; Chev ewe lambs - Stonecroft, £54; SuffX - Achalone, £62; TexX - 21 Baligill, Strathy, £59; CHM - Baligill, (Cook), £56; Cross - Stonecroft, £48. East Sutherland: Chev wedder lambs - 7 Achrimsdale, Brora, and Saluscraggie, Helmsdale, £60; Chev ewe lambs - Saluscraggie, and Achentoul (Henderson), £58; SuffX - 217 Lednabirichen, Dornoch, £57; TexX - 12 Airdens, Bonar Bridge, £60. North West Sutherland: Chev wedder lambs - Rhifail Farms, Strathnaver, £58.50; Chev ewe lambs - Rhifail, Strathnaver, £62; CharX - Rhifail, £57.50. Inverness and South: Chev wedder lambs - Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey, £59.50; TexX - Dell Farm, Whitebridge, £59.50; BeltX - Dunlichity, £51. Mid Ross and Black Isle: Chev wedder lambs - Inverchoran, Strathconon, £59.50; Chev ewe lambs - 9 Lochussie, Dingwall, £56. Wester Ross: Chev wedder lambs - Clachan Farm, Inverbroom, £60; Chev ewe lambs - Keppoch Farm, £55. Easter Ross: Chev wedder lambs - Easter Rarichie, Fearn, £58; Chev ewe lambs - 1 Dounie, Edderton, £56; Lyn - Inchindown, Invergordon, £55.50.