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Dingwall & Highland Marts - Sheep sale - 28 February 2019

28th February 2019

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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.

Averages:

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.

 

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