Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 3 October 2019
3rd October 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 3rd) sold 3,630 breeding and store sheep.
Breeding ewes (2,924) averaged £63.90 (£53.83 last year) and sold to £128 for a pair of Cheviots from Ose Farm, Struan.
Feeding ewes (360) averaged £46.21 (£34.49 last year) and sold to £79 for a pair of Beltex crosses from Simpsons Croft, Scotsburn.
Gimmers (286) averaged £89.07 (£92.47 last year) and sold to £150 for Cheviot Mules from 134 West Langwell, Rogart.
Feeding sheep (33) sold to £95 for a Cheviot ram from West View, Inverness.
"Gimmers & correct ewes were in high demand. All classes of feeders were sharper on the week."
Other leading prices per head:
Breeding ewes: TexX - Northfield Farms, Wick, £115, Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell, £98, 134 West Langwell, £91; SuffX – Northfield Farms, £115; Chev – Ose Farm, £90, Keppoch Farm, & Gesto Farm, Struan, £84, Fleucharry, Dornoch, & Keppoch Farm, £82.
Feeding ewes: Chev – Kintail, Mulbuie, £66, Fleucharry, £65, Gesto Farm, £64.
Gimmers: Chev – Westfield Farm, Thurso, £120, 9 Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, £112, Gorstan, Dingwall, £108;
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 19th) sold 198 weaned calves and store cattle, 20 OTM cattle and 5 adult head of breeding cattle. Bullocks (116) averaged 197.6p and sold to 252.4p per kg for a pair of 210kg Limousin crosses from Keil Farm, Ardgour, and £800 gross for a 400kg Limousin cross from 8, 9 & 10 Cuilchenna.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 18th) sold 5,585 store sheep. Lambs (3,793) averaged £47.43 and sold to £71 gross for a Cheviots from Free Farm, Tomatin.
STORNOWAY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 17th) sold 1,362 sheep of all classes. Lambs (591) sold to £60 gross for Texel crosses from 100 Cross Skigersta Road, Port of Ness.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 15th) sold 16 prime cattle. Prime Heifers (16) averaged 195.2p (+2.1p) and sold to 209.0p per kg and £1,283.80 gross.
PORTREE, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 14th) sold 62 weaned calves and store cattle, 35 breeding cattle and 26 OTM cattle. Bullocks (36) sold to 218.6p per kg for a pair of 183kg Simmental crosses from 5 Borreraig, Dunvegan, and £1,000 gross for a 610kg Limousin cross from 5/6 Borneskitaig, Kilmuir.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October, 11th) sold 168 rams at its annual show and sale of Blackface rams, sponsored by P K N Nutrition. The overall champion was a shearling from Messrs MacDonald, Ess, Carrbridge, realising £1,700 to Messrs Pitmain Estate.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 9th) sold 653 weaned calves at their first annual district ballot show and sale. The show champion sponsored by Barclays Transport, Portsoy and judged by Miss Sophie Watt, Cairntack, Balmedie was awarded to a six month old Limousin cross bullock from Mr D MacLean, 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea scaling in at 260kg and realising £800 gross.
PORTREE, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 7th) sold 2,887 store sheep of all classes. Lambs (1,280) sold to £64 gross for Crosses from 15 Glenconon, Uig.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (October, 1st) sold 20 prime cattle. Prime heifers (20) averaged 191.7p (-12.4p) and sold to 200.0p per kg twice and £1,313.50 gross.
LOCHMADDY, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (September, 30th) sold 2,654 store sheep of all classes. Lambs (1,591) sold to £69 per head for a pair of Texel crosses from 5 Peninerine, Lochboisdale.
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