Dingwall and Highland Marts - Sale 10 April 2019
10th April 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd, (April 10th) sold 15 Young Farmers over-wintered cattle at their annual show and sale, kindly sponsored by Messrs Craiglands Quarry, Fortrose, Conan Vets, Conon Bridge and ABP, Perth.
Bullocks (11) averaged 243.9p and sold to 285.0p per kilo for the 3rd prize unhaltered bullock, a 400kg British Blue cross from Scott Dingwall, Culbokie East, Culbokie, and £1,280 gross twice for the haltered reserve champion and 2nd haltered bullock, a 495kg British Blue cross from Duncan Munro, Invercharron Mains, Ardgay and also for the 1st prize unhaltered bullock, a 520kg Limousin cross from Scott MacRae, Shawpark, North Kessock.
Heifers (4) averaged 262.6p and sold to 340.4p per kilo and £1,600 gross for the overall reserve champion, homebred champion and 1st haltered homebred heifer, a 470kg Limousin cross from Duncan Munro, Invercharron.
The judge, Mr J. McCallum, Mountrich Farm, Dingwall, chose as his Overall Supreme Champion, the 1st haltered bullock, best new exhibitor, best from InverRoss and best junior to a 12 month old 490kg British Blue cross from David Dingwall, Clashoch, Balblair, selling at £1,200 gross to Messrs Backmuir Livestock, Keith.
Overall Reserve Champion went to Duncan Munro, Invercharron with his homebred heifer and 1st haltered homebred heifer, a 14 month old 470kg Limousin cross, realising £1,600 to Mr G. Cameron, Newton Cottage.
The highest daily live weight gain was awarded to Antonia Taylor Ramsay, The Glebe with her 550kg Simmental cross gaining 1.26kg a day.
‘Highest Gross Margin' was awarded to Scott MacRae, with his 500kg Limousin cross, purchased for £740 and selling at £1,220 a gross margin of £480.
1st Scott MacRae, Shawpark, 520kg, £1,280
2nd Scott MacRae, Shawpark, 500kg, £1,220
3rd Scott Dingwall, Culbokie East, 400kg, £1,140
1st Archie Bisset, Easter Springfield, 450kg, £1,130
2nd Aimie Bisset, Easter Springfield, 435kg, £940
Un-haltered Champion: Scott MacRae
Un-haltered Reserve: Archie Bisset
Homebred Haltered Bullock:
1st Georgia Fraser, Little Croy, 495kg, £1,250
Homebred Haltered Heifer:
1st Duncan Munro, Invercharron, 470kg, £1,600
2nd Duncan MacCallum, Shoreton Farm, 485kg
Craiglands Quarry Homebred Champion: Duncan Munro, Invercharron
Homebred Reserve: Georgia Fraser, Little Croy
1st David Dingwall, Clashoch, 490kg, £1,200
2nd Duncan Munro, Invercharron, 495kg, £1,280
3rd Antonia Taylor Ramsay, The Glebe, 550kg, £1,100
1st Antonia Taylor Ramsay, The Glebe, 385kg, £900
Haltered Champion: David Dingwall, Clashoch
Haltered Reserve: Duncan Munro, Invercharron
Craiglands Quarry Best Stockperson: Georgia Fraser, Little Croy
Best New Exhibitor: David Dingwall, Clashoch
Best Junior: David Dingwall, Clashoch
Best from InverRoss: David Dingwall, Clashoch