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Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 9 October 2019

9th October 2019

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. The reserve champion was a 310kg, six month old Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Strathglass Farms, Cannich which realised £700.

Bullocks (387) averaged 222.3p (last year 220.0p) and sold to 339.5p per kg for a 162kg Limousin cross from Messrs A. & D. Renwick, Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell and £1,005 gross twice for a pen of 415kg Limousin crosses from Mr M Cameron, Strone Farm, Banavie and Mr C Cameron, Corriebeg, Banavie.

Heifers (260) averaged 209.1p (last year 214.9p) and sold to 348.7p per kg for a 195kg Limousin cross from Messrs A & D Renwick, Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell and £800 gross for a 320kg Limousin cross from Mrs M MacDonald, 101 Torroble, Lairg.

Young Bulls (6) averaged 201.0p and sold to 227.8p for a 180kg Charolais cross from Mr A C Smith, Dunlichity, Farr and sold to £700 gross for a 375kg Limousin cross from Mr M Cameron, Strone Farm, Banavie.

Full prize list

North West Sutherland

1st - Mr J J MacDonald, 87 Torrobole, Lairg, 330kg, £760.

North West Ross

1st - Mr D MacLean, 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea, 260kg, £800.

2nd – Mr D MacLean, 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea, 195kg, £510.

South West Ross & any other Districts

1st – Messrs Strathglass Farms, Cannich, 310kg, £700.

2nd – Messrs Strathglass Farms, Cannich, 380kg, £805.

Islands

1st – Mr A MacDonald, 1 Ahmore, Lochmaddy, 245kg, £720.

2nd – Mr A MacDonald, 1 Ahmore, Lochmaddy, 295kg, £740.

Overall Champion

Mr D MacLean, 4 Bualnaluib, 260kg, £800.

Reserve Champion

Messrs Strathglass Farms, Cannich, 310kg, £700.

"A mixed show saw trade better than expected with quality calves meeting a satisfactory demand."

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

North West Sutherland & Caithness: Bullocks 201 to 250kg – Croick Estate, Ardgay, £610, 265.2p; 251kg – 300kg – Croick Estate, £755, 101 Torroble, Lairg, 254.6p; 301kg – 350kg – 87 Torroble, Lairg, £855, 247.8p; 351kg – 400kg – 87 Torroble, £830, 218.4p; 401kg – 450kg – 87 Torroble, £920, 211.5p.

Heifers 201kg – 250kg – Parkhill, Durness, £550, Croick Estate, 221.7p; 251kg – 300kg – Croick Estate, £750, 250.0p; 301kg – 350kg – Croick Estate, £670, 101 Torroble, 250.0p;

North West Ross: Bullocks 201kg – 250kg – 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea, £670, 307.7p; 251kg – 300kg – 4 Bualnaluib, £800, Keppoch Farm, 275.6p; 301kg – 350kg – 12 Bualnaluib, Aultbea, £790, 4 Bualnaluib, 228.4p; 351kg – 400kg – 4 Bualnaluib, £850, 212.5p;

Heifers up to 200kg – Keppoch Farm, £680, Slattadale, Achnasheen, 262.9p; 201kg – 250kg – Tournaig Estate, £580, 251.1p; 251kg – 300kg – 4 Bualnaluib, £690, Slattadale, 242.5p; 301kg – 350kg – 12 Bualnaluib, £710, 218.5p; 351kg – 400kg –

4 Bualnaluib, £660, 185.9p.

Islands: Bullocks 201kg- 250kg - 1 Ahmore, Lochmaddy, £720, 293.9p; 251kg – 300kg – 1 Ahmore, £655, Corriebheinn Farms, Portree, 232.8p; 301kg - 350kg – 4 Glasnakille, Elgol, £745, 235.8p; 401kg – 450kg – Corriebheinn Farms, £820; Over 450kg – Glenmore Farms, £690, 136.6p

Heifers up to 200kg – 7 Grenitote, Lochmaddy, £480, 4 Glasnakille, 247.2p; 201kg – 250kg – 15 Glenconon, Uig, £560, 258.1p; 251kg – 300kg – 1 Ahmore, £740, 250.9p; 301kg – 350kg – Druimtorrach, Lochmaddy, £745, 227.8p; 351kg – 400kg – Druimtorrach, £580, 158.9p;

South West Ross & any other district: Bullocks 201kg – 250kg – Dunlichity Farm, Farr, £605, 289.8p; 251kg – 300kg – Achnabat, Torness, £740, 279.3p; 301kg – 350kg – Strone Farm, £810, 268.2p; 351kg – 400kg – Strone Farm, £850, 239.4p;

401kg – 450kg – The Glebe, Glenelg, £820, Strone Farm, 242.2p;

Heifers up to 200kg – Dunlichity Farm, £465, 255.5p; 201kg – 250kg – Dunlichity Farm, £535, 226.7p; 251kg – 300kg – Alvie Farms, Kincraig, £670, Achnabat, 226.8p; 301kg – 350kg – Arinackaig, Strathcarron, £720, Alvie Farms, 214.1p; 351kg – 400kg – Strone Farm, £750, 205.5p; 410kg - 450kg – New Croft, Knockfarrel, £700, 159.1p.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (3rd October) sold 49 OTM cattle.

OTM prime and feeding cattle, (21) sold to 169.0p per kg for a 420kg Limousin bull from Udale, Poyntzfield and £810 gross for a 755kg Luing cow from 1 Ahmore and a 755kg British Blue cow from 50 Lonemore, Gairloch.

Other leading prices per head:

OTM cattle: Corriebeg, (Lim), £790; Culmill, Kiltarlity, (SimX), £790; Udale, (Lim), £710; 1 Ahmore, (SimX), £690.

Other leading prices per kg:

OTM cattle: Corriebeg, (Lim), 120.6p; Culmill, (SimX), 112.1p; 50 Lonemore, (BBX), 107.3p; 1 Ahmore, (Lui) 107.3p.

 

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