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Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 28 February 2024

29th February 2024

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (February 28th) sold 3,156 sheep of all classes.

Lambs (1,958) averaged £95.78 and sold to £184 gross for a pen of Cheviot mules from 31 Larel, Halkirk.
Gimmers (112) sold to £206 for a Texel cross from Drumancroy Farm, Portmahomack.
In Lamb Gimmers (109) sold to £190 gross for a pen of Texel crosses from Folly, Murkle.
Ewes (439) sold to £206 gross for a Texel cross from Drumancroy Farm, Portmahomack.
In Lamb Ewes (292) sold to £180 gross for a pen of Cheviot mules from Folly, Murkle.
Rams & Feeding Sheep (245) sold to £190 gross for a pair of Suffolks from Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey.
"Another Phenomenal store sheep trade blitz the castle arena today despite a lot of small hoggs forward. Every class cashed in at a ferocious trade with vendors nearly fainting in dismay at the trade they were receiving. Ewes met a strong trade similar to that seen every Tuesday here in Dingwall."

Leading prices per head:
Lambs: BTL - Bella Croft, £160, £136, £115; Mule – Gaich Farm, £159, £128, Milton Farm, £138, £108, Moy Farm, £134, Culligran, £107, Easter Springfield, £106, DB Farms, £97; Chev – Gaich Farm, £157, Castle Grant Home Farm, £146, £134, £82, Crannich, £137, £119, Achentoul Farms, £132, Kirkhill Farm, £125, 186 Migdale, £122, £102, Hatton Cottage, £122, Brae Eynort, £120, £97, Lethnadry, £115, DB Farms, £110 , Achentoul Farm Cottage, £108, Bogburn, £106, £80, Balachuirn SSC, £102, £97, 1 Balcharn, £101, £84, £81, Hilliclay Farm, £99, Rhives Farm, £98, Broomhill House, £97, Culligran, £97, 19 Mellon Charles, £96, 22 Durine, £94, Pat Wilson Farms, Kinlochewe, £94, Tighnabruaich, £94, 4 Balnacnoc, £94, £92, Harpsdale Mains, £90, Ardview, £90, Flowerburn Mains, £89, Keodale SSC, £86, 10 Druim Bhlair, £85, 3 Balcharn, £84, Milton Muie, £83, Glachbeg Croft, £81, 2 Balbeg, £80, Kilbrar SSC, £80; SuffX – Fearn Farm, £146, £111, £90, DB Farms, £140, £104, Culligran, £138, £130, £110, £100, £93, Lethnadry, £132, £93, 1 Drummie Farm, £130, Culligran, (Fraser), £118, Hilliclay Mains, £114, £89, East Murkle, £109, Easter Springfield, £107, Corrimony Farm, £91, £86, 1 Stable Cottages, £90; TexX – 302 Culkein, £142, £109, Kirkhill Farm, £142, Broomlea House, £140, £128, £90, Mamore£140, Dunearn Farm, £136, £115, Culligran, (Fraser), £125, Culligran, £123, Dell Farm, £113, £106, £105, £104, £96, £87, £86, £80, Ballone, £111, Flowerburn Mains, £110, 1 Drummie, £107, Ballone, £102, Wester Dunnet, £90; BeltX - Ose Farm, £139, £108, Dell Farm, £123, £119, Fearn Farm, £120; CHM – Hatton Cottage, £137, £135, £118, £80, Ballone, £121; LLY – Achnahannet, £132, £130, Corrimony Farm, £90; BF – 4 Balnacnoc, £130, £93, £90, (twice), Moy Farm, £120, £100, £94, £85,£75, 9 Forss, £120, £98, 5 Aird, £118, DB Farms, £115, Ardheslaig, £114, Mamore£110, £87, 6 Bracara, £105, £93, £91, £83, 4 Aird, £100, Gaich Farm, £93, Bogburn Farm, £85, (twice), 5 Aird, £84, Ardview, £78, Ardnamurchan Estate, £77; ROM – Corrimony, £116, East Murkle, £113, Fearn Farm, £84; Aberf – Fearn Farm, £116, Scotsburn Farm, £91; ZWB – 7 Ferrindonald, £110, £90, £82; Cross – 1 Stable Cottages, £104, Achavanich, £82; DST – Bogburn Farm, £95.

Ewes: TexX – Kinnahaird, £174, £138, 4 Tomich, £156, Folly, £154, Drumancroy, £146, Brae of Coulmore, £90; Cross – Folly, £140, £94, 186 Migdale, £134, Drumancroy, £116; Chev – Longreens Croft, £138, £96, Folly, £134, £118 (twice), 186 Migdale, £126, Castle Grant Home Farm, £122, £103, Ardchronie, £108, Hatton Cottage, £105, Amat, £105, 191 Muie, £98, Blackmuir, £96, Ulbster Mains, £96, 1 Benbhraggie, £93, 108 Kirktomy, £90; CHM – Castle Grant Home Farm ,£132; Lly – Corrimony, £121; Mule – Brae of Coulmore, £116; Zwb – Greenlands, £111; BF – Balgowan, £110, Tulloch Farm, £97; Jcb – Folly, £100.
In Lamb Ewes: TexX – Folly, £172, £170, £168, £152, £120, £115, 2 Cragganvallie, £148, £132, £130; Chev – Folly, £165, £158, £118, £112, 15/16 Achvrail, £110; SuffX – Folly, £160; Kry – Folly, £100; Cross – Folly, £98.

Gimmer: BFL – Bella Croft, £114,
In Lamb Gimmers: Chev – Folly, £168; Dor – Quarry Croft, £150, £145, £138, £122, £102; TexX – 2 Cragganvallie, £132, £118, Teanahaun, £118, £110; Mule – Lower Gartally Farm, £112, £110.

Rams: Chev – Blackmuir, £180, Castle Grant Home Farm, £148, £104, Hatton Cottage, £144, Shepards Bungalow, £140, £114, 186 Migdale, £130, Clebrig, £125, £98, £114, Wester Baldoon, £122, Ose Farm, £122, £110, Pat Wilson Farms, £120, £110, £95,Crannich Farm, £108, Clachan Farm, £107, Cuilaneilan, £102, Muie SSC, £98, £80, 55/57 Rhue, £97, £92, Rebeg, £96, Traigh Farms, £92, Carbostbeg SSC, £90, Achanalt, £90, Wester Baldoon, £90, Arisaig Farms, £88, Lundavra, £80; BFL – Hatton Cottage, £172; DST – Greenalnds, £150; TexX – Braes of Coulmore, £142; LLY – Arisaig Farms, £136; BTL – Bella Croft, £134, Ose Farm, £122; BF – Blackmuir, £130, £94 3 Strathmachie, £100, Balchraggan, £97; BeltX – Ose Farm, £102

Wedder: TexX – Crannich, £114, Brae of Coulmore, £98; SuffX – Culligran, £108; BF – Milton Farm, £104, Mamore, £100, Balchraggan, £96; Chev – 55/57 Rhue, £98, Culligran, £96, Arisaig Farms, £88; LLY – Achnahannet, £96.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (February 28th) sold 26 Blackface, Cheviot & Blue Faced Leicester females.

“Dingwall Marts “Hill Day” sale was back with a bang and bigger than ever this year. An increased entry was forward, with new vendors present. It was new vendor Mr Robert Cockburn from Hill of Errol who hit the highlights in the presale show, ably judged by Mr A Mackinnon Achnacloich. It was the 1 crop ewe scanned twins to the 45K Midlock who took the champion ticket. This big bodied babe was also joint top price of the day reaching £1,500 to the judge. Reserve champion went to the regular castle consignors J. Wight & Sons Midlock with a really sparky gimmer scanned a single to the 10K Glenrath, being knocked to M. Phil Stewart, Bomkelloch for £500. Joint top price went to Mr T. Muirhead with his Orchilmore bred 1 crop ewe scanned twins to 160K Dalchirla which was purchased by Mr J Mackenzie Lochnell.”

In Lamb Blackface Gimmers (6) sold to £1,200 from J. Wight & Sons, Midlock Farm.

In Lamb Blackface Ewes (7) sold to £1,500 for the overall champion of the day from Mr R. Cockburn, Hill of Errol, and also for Mr T. Muirhead, Orchilmore Farm.

In Lamb Cheviot Ewes (one) sold to £500 from Ms H. MacDonald, Achentoul Farm Cottage.

In Lamb Cheviot Gimmers (6) sold to £320 Queen Elizabeth, Castle of Mey.

In Lamb Blue Faced Leicester Gimmers (2) sold to £1,000 from J. Wight & Sons, Midlock.

Blue Faced Leicester Ewe Lambs (4) sold to £600 from J. Wight & Sons, Midlock.


Other prices:
BF Gimmers – Midlock, £550, £500, £350, Hill of Errol, £500, Drumgrange, £350.

BFL Gimmers – Midlock Farm, £600.

BF Ewes – Orchilmore Farm, £1,000, £500, £400, Ellagro Blackies, £700, Drumgrange, £650,

BFL Ewe Lambs – Midlock, £400 (thrice).

 

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