Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sheep sale - 28 February 2019
28th February 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (February, 28th) sold 2,516 sheep of all classes.
Lambs (1,449) averaged £54.49 and sold to £80 gross twice for pens of Texel crosses from Wester Moy, Urray and 134 West Langwell, Rogart.
Ewes (519) sold to £126 gross for Texels from Wester Moy.
In-lamb gimmers & ewes (411) averaged £84.37 and sold to £270 gross for Cheviot one crop ewes from 185 Migdale, Bonar Bridge.
Rams and feeding sheep (137) sold to £92 gross for a Texel ram from Achtuie, Drumnadrochit.
"Strong and medium lambs and feeding ewes met a firm enquiry, small leaner sorts more hesitant"
Leading prices per head:
Lambs: Chev - Rhifail Farms, £76; TexX – 17 Englishtonmuir, Bunchrew, £74.50; BF – 9 Sasaig, Teangue, £74; SuffX – 20 Borve, Seabost Bridge, £66; Mule – Achnamoine, Watten, £62.50; CharX – Culmaily Farm, Golspie, £59.50; Cross – Tomchrasky, Glenmoriston, £58.50.
Ewes: Tex – Invercharron, Ardgay, £110; BDM – Tighnahinch, Alcaig, £88; Chev – Tighnahinch, £80; CHM – Viewhill Croft, Easter Kinkell, £77.50; SuffX – Bardachan, Dornoch, £65; TexX – Culmaily Farm, £64; Mule – Lower Gartally, Drumnadrochit, £56; Cross – 50 Garrabost, Isle of Lewis, £54.
In-lamb gimmers: Chev – 185 Migdale, £155, £102.
In-lamb ewes: Chev – 185 Migdale, £200, £170; SuffX – Bardachan, £90; TexX – 14 School Place, Dulnain Bridge, £68;
Rams & feeding sheep: Tex ram – 20 South Bragar, Isle of Lewis, £86; Chev ram – Rhifail Farms, £85; Suff ram – Bardachan, £77.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (February, 28th) sold 13 Blackface females at its show and sale.
Mr B Cocker, Knowehead of Auldallan judged the Blackface section and awarded his champion to the first prize in lamb ewe from Hillhead of Morinsh, a daughter off a 1,500 Elmscleugh carrying twins sired by Allan Fauld, Bullseye, realising £1,000 to William Stewart, Bomakelloch.
The reserve champion was awarded to the 2nd prize in lamb gimmer from Midlock Farm, Crawford a daughter off 100,000 Elmscleugh carrying twins sired by Midlock, Hawkeye, realising £600 to Mr E Fraser, Balgowan, Laggan.
In the Blue Faced Leicester section the top price was awarded to Midlock Farm for a ewe lamb sired by 4366/J3 Greenhow out of a 2944/E1 Bull & Cavel dam realising £700.
Blackface – seven gimmers, £488.57.
BFL – six lambs, £396.66.
Other leading prices:
Blackface – In lamb gimmers – Midlock Farm, £600, £550; Hillhead of Morinsh, £550.
BFL ewe lambs – Midlock Farm, £500, £450.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 24th) sold 123 store cattle, 5 adult head of breeding cattle, 12 OTM cattle and 746 sheep. Bullocks (61) averaged 215.6p and sold to 295.8p per kilo for a pair of 240kg Charolais crosses from Moy Farm, Banavie, and £980 gross a 520kg Limousin cross from Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold 91 pedigree and commercial Luing cattle at their eleventh annual spring breeding sale sponsored by W & A Geddes and Harbro Ltd. Pedigree bulling heifers (47) averaged £2,084.36 and sold to 2,750gns (£2,887.50), twice for 25 month old heifers from Mr G.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 22nd) sold 329 adult head of breeding cattle at their special sale. Commercial bulling heifers (84) sold to £1,520 gross for a pair of Limousin crosses from Coldhome Farm, Fortrose.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 15th) sold 421 store cattle. Bullocks (258) averaged 235.0p and sold to 275.5p per kg for a pen of 363kg Aberdeen Angus crosses from Altyre Estate, Forres and £1,190 gross for a 631kg Simmental cross from Wester Moy, Urray.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 7th) sold 6 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (1) averaged 207.0p and sold to 207.0p per kg and £1,200.60 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 1st) sold 804 store cattle and 53 OTM cattle. Bullocks (423) averaged 225.8p and sold to 268.8p per kg for a 400kg Limousin cross from Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport and £1,200 gross three times for a 650kg Simmental cross from 17 Englishtonmuir, Bunchrew, a 547kg Charolais cross from Kincraig Farm, Invergordon and a 625kg Limousin cross from Kinchyle Farm.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 30th) sold 15 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (2) averaged 223.5p (-2.6p) and sold to 236.0p per kg and £1,298.00 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 24th) sold 22 pedigree bulls at their annual show and sale sponsored by Messrs Mackenzie, Whitebog, Fortrose. The judge, Mr G Rhind, Newton of Struthers, Kinloss, awarded the supreme overall champion to Knock Nearco, a 23 month old Limousin, from Messrs A & G Howie, West Knock, Peterhead to H I MacKinnon Esq, 6 Heastie Broadford for 3,500gns.
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 22nd) sold 45 store cattle and 11 OTM cattle. Bullocks (28) averaged 204.7p and sold to 246.9p per kg for a 405kg Limousin cross from 9 Clachan Sands, Lochmaddy and £1,320 gross for an 815kg Charolais cross from 50 Balgarvca, Eochar.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (April, 23rd) sold 22 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (8) averaged 226.1p (+10.1p) and sold to 240.0p per kg and £1,408.35 gross.
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