Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 24 May 2019
25th May 2019
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.
Heifers (60) averaged 194.3p and sold to 263.6p per kilo for a 330kg Limousin cross from Keil Farm, Ardgour and £910 gross for a 440kg Simmental cross from Balmacaan Farm, Drumnadrochit.
Young bulls (2) averaged 154.5p and sold to 174.6p per kg and £550 gross for a 315kg Limousin from Lochuanagan, Fort Augustus.
Breeding cattle (5) sold to £1,240 gross for a Simmental cross cow with a Limousin calf at foot from Arderry, Strontian.
OTM cattle (12) averaged 134.6p and sold to 181.3p per kilo for a 480kg Limousin cross from Ardtornish Farms, Morven, and £930 gross for a 785kg Shorthorn cross from Moy Farms.
Store lambs (320) averaged £45.18 and sold to £81 gross for a Cheviot from 12 Aultgrishan, Gairloch.
Ewes with single lambs at foot (39) sold to £100 gross (twice) for Texel cross ewes with Suffolk cross lambs from Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge and also for a Cheviot ewe with a Cheviot lamb at foot from Benhaint, Kilchoan.
Ewes with twin lambs at foot (23) averaged £117.43 and sold to £130 gross (twice) for Cheviot ewes with Suffolk cross lambs and also for Texel cross ewes with Suffolk cross lambs from Balmaglaster.
Ewes with lamb & a half (11) averaged £113.09 and sold to £134 gross for Suffolk cross ewes with Suffolk cross lambs from Balmaglaster.
Feeding ewes (280) averaged £38.14 and sold to £70 gross for Suffolk crosses from Balmaglaster.
Feeding sheep (73) averaged £39.92 and sold to £63 gross for Cheviots from Isle of Muck Farms, Isle of Muck.
"All classes met a firm enquiry."
Other leading prices per head & per kilo:
Bullocks 201-250kg - Moy Farms, £710, Antuim, Isle of Mull, 272.3p; 251-300kg - Moy Farms, £770, 270.2p; 301-350kg – Balmaglaster, £810, Craigview, Arisaig, 259.0p; 351-400kg – Insh Farm, Spean Bridge, £870, Moy Farms, 233.8p; 401-450kg – Balmacaan Farm, £920, 7 Back of Keppoch, Arisaig, 216.9p.
Heifers 201-250kg – Moy Farm, £600, 240.0p; 251-300kg – Moy Farm, £740, 255.2p; 301-350kg – Keil Farm, £870, Balmaglaster, 229.0p; 351-400kg – Balmaglaster, £840, 227.0p; 401-450kg – Balmaglaster, £840, Balmacaan Farm, 206.8p.
Other leading prices per head:
Cows with male calf at foot: ShoX – Insh Farm, £900.
Cows with heifer calf at foot: ShoX – Moy Farm, £1,020.
In calf cows: SimX – Balmacaan Farm, £800.
OTM prime & feeding cows: Moy Farm, (SimX), £930; Ardtornish Farm, (SimX), £930, Ardtornish Farm, (LimX), £870; Ardtornish Farm, (AAX), £830; Ardtornish Farm, (ShoX), £810.
Other leading prices per kilo
OTM prime & feeding cows: Ardtornish Farms, (SimX), 157.4p; Moy Farm, (SimX), 140.9p; Ardtornish Farms, (SimX), 138.8p; Ardtornish Farms, (AAX) 138.3p.
Other leading prices per head
Lambs: Chev – Balmaglaster, £76; BF – 9 Bracara, Morar, £68; Cross – Borlum Farm, Fort Augustus, £64; Mule – Glendoe Estate, Fort Augustus, £63; TexX – Glenshira Farm, Laggan, £57; Zwb – Balgowan, Laggan, £55.
Ewes with single lambs – Cross – Blarour, Spean Bridge, £78; BF – 52 Banavie, Fort William, £68; Chev – 4 Glebehill, Kilchoan, £65.
Ewes with twin lambs – Chev – Benhaint, £122; Cross – 4 Glebehill, £86.
Ewes with lamb and a half – TexX – Balmaglaster, £133.
Ewes – Chev – Isle of Muck, £68; TexX – Burnside, Portree, £63; Mule – Glendoe Estate, £62; JCB – Balmaglaster, £59; BF – Glendoe Estate, £52; Cross – Camusnacork, Strontian, £44; Zwb – Balgowan, £41.
Feeding sheep – BF – Ben Alder Estate, Dalwhinnie, £54; Chev – Forest Enterprise, Lochaber, £52; Cross – 2 Blaich, Fort William, £45.