Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 25 September 2019
25th September 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 25th) sold 730 store cattle at their annual show and sale of Aberdeen Angus, native and continental store cattle sponsored by Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants, Inverness & Shearwell.
The judge, Mr F. McEwan, Mains of Colliston, Arbroath, awarded the Aberdeen Angus champion to a 715kg bullock from Messrs G. & D. Coghill, Stempster Mains, Halkirk, realising £1,360. The Aberdeen Angus reserve was a 545kg heifer also from Messrs G. & D. Coghill realising £1,060. In the Shorthorn section, the champion prize went to a 610kg bullock from Messrs C. MacAdie & Sons, 1 Skaill, Dounreay, realising £1,110, and the reserve to a 610kg bullock also from 1 Skaill realising £1,040.
Other prizes awarded:
Aberdeen Angus bullock: 1st - Stempster Mains; 2nd - Skitten;
Aberdeen Angus Heifer: 1st - Stempster Mains; 2nd – Smerral;
Shorthorn Bullock: 1st & 2nd –1 Skaill;
Shorthorn Heifer: 1st – Knockdee;
Pair of Aberdeen Angus: 1st & 2nd – Smerral;
Pair of Shorthorn: 1st – 1 Skaill.
Aberdeen Angus bullocks (293) averaged 190.1p and sold to 213.6p per kg for a pair of 405kg crosses from Balnacnoc, Uig, and £1,360 gross for a 715kg cross from Stempster Mains, Halkirk.
Aberdeen Angus heifers (176) averaged 175.2p and sold to 194.5p per kg for a 545kg cross from Stempster Mains, and £1,060 gross for a 545kg cross from Stempster Mains.
Other native bred bullocks (98) averaged 173.4p and sold to 196.9p per kg for a 325kg Shorthorn cross from Balintraid, Delny and £1,100 gross for a 610kg Shorthorn cross from 1 Skaill, Dounreay.
Other native bred heifers (47) averaged 178.5p and sold to 262.6p per kg for a pair of 297kg Blue Grey crosses from Corvost, Ardgay and £1,150 gross for a pen of 541kg Shorthorn crosses 3 Dounie, Edderton.
Continental bullocks (77) averaged 186.1p and sold to 204.3p per kg for a pen of 328kg Limousin crosses from New Cottage Farm, Lyth and £1,165 gross for a 630kg Charolais cross from Stempster Mains.
Continental heifers (39) averaged 178.5p and sold to 232.1p per kg for a 392kg Limousin cross from Corslet Farm, Fortrose and £1,000 gross for a 580kg Charolais cross from Fiddlefield, Muir of Ord.
"Uncertainty within the industry contributed to an excellent show of cattle witnessing a very selective trade."
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
Aberdeen Angus bullocks – 250-300kg – 5 Skelpick, Bettyhill, £540, 195.0p; 301-350kg – New Cottage Farm, £665, 196.8p; 351-400kg – Charleston Farm, Thurso, £755, 195.1p; 401-450kg – Smerral Farm, Bower, £910, Culrain Mains, Ardgay, 208.5p; 451-500kg – Woodside, Muir of Ord, £985, Wester Fearn, Ardgay, 202.3p; 501-550kg – Skitten, Killimster, £1080, 198.2p; 551-660kg – Stempster Mains, £1120, Skitten, 194.3p; 601-650kg – Stempster Mains, £1210, Skitten, 194.4p.
Aberdeen Angus heifers – 251-300kg – 5 Skelpick, £510, 175.9p; 301-350kg – New Cottage Farm, £590, 176.1p; 351-400kg – Charleston Farm, £710, 178.4p; 401-450kg – Charleston Farm, £805, 183.4p; 451-500kg – Stempster Mains, £875, Smerral Farm, 189.0p; 501-550kg – 3 Dounie, £900, Stempster Mains, 177.2p; 551-600kg – 3 Dounie, £1010, 178.1p.
Other Native bred bullocks –201-250kg – The Old Point, Brora, £400, 193.2p; 251-300kg – 178 Clynelishmuir, Brora, £470; 301-350kg – Balintraid, £640, Achley Farm, 183.4p; 351-400kg – Todholes, Weydale, £690, 185.5p; 401-450kg – Leys Castle, Inverness, £770, 187.4p; 451-500kg – Leys Castle, £890, 190.2p; 501-550kg – Stempster Mains, £910, Hilliclay Mains, Thurso, 178.4p; 551-600kg – Culmill, Kiltarlity, £1060, Knockdee Farm, Halkirk, 170.9p; 601-650kg – 1 Skaill, Dounreay, £1040, 180.3p.
Other Native bred heifers – up to 200kg – The Old Point, £350, 189.2p; 201-250kg – Corvost, £510, 208.2p; 251-300kg – Corvost, £780; 301-350kg – Corvost, £600, 186.3p; 351-400kg – Glenmore, Portree, £740, 210.2p; 401-450kg – Knockdee Farm, £1080, 248.3p; 451-500kg – Balintraid, £910, 187.6p; 501-550kg – 3 Dounie, £940, 212.6p.
Continental cross bullocks - 251-300kg – New Cottage Farm, £525, 181.0p; 301-350kg – New Cottage Farm, £670; 351-400kg – Corslet Farm, £745, 187.2p; 401-450kg – Balganloune, North Kessock, £900, 200.0p; 451-500kg – Shop Farm, Scotscalder, £975, 201.0p; 501-550kg – Balganloune, £1000, 197.2p; 551-600kg – Culmill, £1000, 178.6p.
Continental cross heifers – 251-300kg – New Cottage Farm, £560, 202.2p; 351-400kg – Corslet Farm, £680, 181.7p; 401-450kg – Clatequoy, Thurso, £820, 2 Forss, Thurso, 185.3p; 451-500kg – Lower Gartally, Drumnadrochit, £750, 157.9p; 501-550kg – Culmill, £870; 551-600kg – Culmill, £985.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 25th) sold 40 OTM cattle.
OTM prime & feeding cows (37) averaged 111.5p and sold to 166.0p per kg and £1,170 gross for a 705kg Limousin cross from Torgorm, Conon Bridge.
OTM bulls (3) averaged 114.5p and sold to 136.3p per kg and £1,090 gross for an 800kg Aberdeen Angus from Wester Fearn, Ardgay.
Other leading prices per head:
OTM prime & feeding cows: Torgorm, (SalX), £1110; 1 Raddery, Fortrose, (LimX), £1050; Torgorm, (ShoX), £1030; Torgorm, (CharX), £930; Pitmain, Kingussie, (SimX), £910; 1 Raddery, (AA), £890.
Other leading prices per kg:
OTM prime & feeding cows: Torgorm, (SalX), 163.2p; Torgorm, (ShoX), 154.9p; 1 Raddery, (LimX), 142.9p; Midburn, Lochussie, (SimX), 129.9p; Shewglie Farm, Glenurquhart, (BBX), 127.1p; Torgorm (CharX), 124.0p.