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Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - 2 April 2008

2nd April 2008

DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd, (April 2nd) sold 904 store cattle at their show and sale.
Bullocks (560) averaged 150.1p (+12.3p on the year) per kg and sold to 207.2p and £945 gross.
Heifers (341) averaged 145.4p (+13.7p on the year) per kg and sold to 201p and £890 gross.
Young bulls (3) averaged 150p (+14.5p on the year) per kg and sold to 150p and £480 gross.
The Ness Motors, Robertsons of Tain, H.I.S Inverness and N.F.U Dingwall sponsored Show and Sale of store cattle judged by Jim Matthew, Whitelumbs, his overall champion was a 510kg Limousin bullock realising £860 gross. Reserve champion was a 495kg Limousin heifer realising £790.
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DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd, (April 2nd) sold 904 store cattle at their show and sale.
Bullocks (560) averaged 150.1p (+12.3p on the year) per kg and sold to 207.2p for 415kg Limousin from Alvie Estate, Kincraig, and £945 gross for a 620kg Charolais cross from Woodend, Muir of Ord.
Heifers (341) averaged 145.4p (+13.7p on the year) per kg and sold to 201p for a 398kg Simmental cross from 1 Dounie, Edderton, and £890 gross for a 550kg Limousin from Lower Milton Farm, Drumnadrochit.
Young bulls (3) averaged 150p (+14.5p on the year) per kg and sold to 150p and £480 gross for a pen of three 320kg Simmental crosses from Easter Urray, Muir of Ord.
In the Ness Motors, Robertsons of Tain, H.I.S Inverness and N.F.U Dingwall sponsored Show and Sale of store cattle judged by Jim Matthew, Whitelumbs, the overall champion was a 510kg Limousin bullock from Messrs J M Fraser & Sons, Easter Clune, Lethen, realising £860 to the judge. Reserve champion was a 495kg Limousin heifer also from Messrs J M Fraser and Sons, Easter Clune, which realised £790 also to the judge.
Prize list
Best bullock: 1st Easter Clune, (Lim) 510kg, £860; 2nd Woodend, (Lim) 540kg, £855. Best heifer: 1st Easter Clune, (Lim) 495kg, £790; 2nd Lower Milton Farm, (Lim) 550kg, £890. Best pair: 1st Woodend, (Char bullocks) 545kg, £860; 2nd Woodend (Lim bullocks) 530kg, £825. Best pen of four: 1st Woodend, (Lim bullocks) 496kg, £755; 2nd Torgorm, Conon Bridge, (Char bullocks) 506kg, £760.
"Quality kinds met an excellent demand. Longer keeping grazing sorts were similar to last sale."
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks up to 250kg - Lyne of Urchany, Nairn, £430, Big Sand, Gairloch, 181p; 251-300kg - Lochdhu, Nairn, £490, Kirkton Farm, Golspie, 173.2p; 301-350kg - 7 Balranald, Lochmaddy, £590, 175.6p; 351-400kg - Torgorm, Heathfield, Muir of Ord £675, 173.1p; 401-450kg - Alvie Estate, £860, Torgorm, 183.3p; 451-500kg - Alvie Estate, £870, 177.6p; 501-550kg - Woodend, £855, Easter Clune, 168.6p; 551-600kg - Kindeace, Alness, £875, 148.8p; 601-650kg - Lower Milton Farm, £910, Woodend, 152.4p.
Heifers up to 250kg - Big Sand, £400, 1 Dounie, 162.5p; 251-300kg - Lochdhu, £480, 179.8p; 301-350kg - 2 Forss, Thurso, £565, 163.8p; 351-400kg - 1 Dounie, £800, 2 Forss, 166.7p; 401-450kg - Lower Milton Farm, £640, Druid Temple Farm, Inverness, 152.6p; 451-500kg - Fendom Farm, Tain, £720, Easter Clune, 159.6p; 501-550kg - Wester Moy, Urray, £875, 162p; 551-600kg - The Cloy, Fortrose, £820, Lower Milton Farm, 144.6p; 601-650kg - Kindeace, £825, 136.4p.

 

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