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Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 29 September 2010

28th September 2010

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 29th) sold 629 store cattle and yearlings and 24 OTM cattle at its Harbro sponsored show and sale.
The judge, Mr A. Mitchell, Newton, Newhills, awarded the champion to the first prize bullock, a 520kg Limousin bullock from Firm of J. Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay, realising 1000. The reserve from Mr D. Morrison, 141 Burnside, Kinlochbervie, was the first prize heifer, a 605kg Charolais cross heifer realising 1030.
Other prizes awarded:
Best pen of four bullocks or heifers
1st - Mr K. Matheson, Flichity Mains, 472kg, 810
2nd - Miss J Williamson, Balnespick, 448kg, 775
Best pair of bullocks
1st - Messrs E Fraser & Co, Gorthleck Mains, 407kg, 800
2nd - Gorthleck Mains, 485kg, 870
Best pair of heifers
1st - Alvie Estate, Kincraig, 432kg, 775
2nd - Firm of J. Munro, Invercharron, 355kg, 590
Best bullock
2nd - Messrs Mackenzie, Whitebog, 575, 940
Best heifer
2nd - Messrs MacIver Partners, Easter Strath of Auchterflow, 460kg, 710

Bullocks (381) averaged 162p and sold to 196.6p per kg for 407kg Charolais crosses from Gorthleck Mains, Gorthleck, and 1,000 gross for the champion, a 520kg Limousin bullock from Invercharron, Ardgay.
Heifers (258) averaged 151.7p and sold to 181.8p per kg for a pair of 275kg Simmental crosses from Isle of Muck, Inverness, and 1,030 gross for the reserve champion, a 605kg Charolais cross from 141 Burnside.
OTM cows (21) averaged 93.1p and sold to 109.9p per kg and 945 gross for an 860kg Belgian Blue cross from Clune Farm, Aldourie.
OTM bullocks and heifers (3) averaged 96.9p and sold to 112.6p per kg and 805 gross for a 715kg Aberdeen Angus cross also from Clune Farm.
"Quality cattle met a satisfactory demand, the overall sale average fell by 74.84 equating to 20p per kilo back on the corresponding sale of last year."
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks 251-300kg - Isle of Muck Farms, 460, Portmhor, Isle of Muck, 161.5p; 301-350kg - Dunmaglass Estate, Inverness, 645, Toperfettle, Grantown on Spey, 189.4p; 351-400kg - Fornighty Farm, Lethen, 715, Strone Farm, Banavie, 190.5p; 401-450kg - Alvie Estate, Kincraig, 855, 194.3p; 451-500kg - Gorthleck Mains, 870, 179.4p; 501-550kg - Flichity Mains, Farr, 880, Invercharron, 192.3p; 551-600kg - Whitebog, Rosemarkie, 940, 163.5p.
Heifers 251-300kg - Isle of Muck Farms, 500, Strone Farm, 155.2p; 301-350kg - Strone Farm, 560, 177.8p; 351-400kg - Dunmaglass Estate, 660, Flichity Mains, 167.6p; 401-450kg - Alvie Estate, 775, 179.4p; 451-500kg - Easter Strath of Auchterflow, Killen, 755, 164.1p; 501-550kg - Flichity Mains, 810, 160.4p; 551-600kg - 4 Glaick, Ardross, 860, Blackford Farm, Croy, 143.8p.
Other leading prices per head
OTM cows: Farraline Farming Co, Gorthleck, (SimX) 835; Gorthleck Mains, (LimX), 755; Coldhome, Killen, (BBX), 705.
Other leading prices per kg
OTM cows: Woodlands, Dingwall, (LimX), 107.8p; Farraline Farming Co, (SimX), 103.7p; Gorthleck Mains, (LimX) 101.3p.

 

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