Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - RAM Sale 25 October 2019
26th October 2019
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (October, 25th) sold 663 rams at its annual show and sale of North County Hill Cheviots, generously sponsored by Robertson Crop Services & D. R. Alexander Trailers.
The judge Mr P. Tweedie, Buchtrigg, Hownam, Jedburgh, awarded the overall champion to a three shear from Messrs Badanloch Estate, Kinbrace, realising £1,700. The reserve champion award went to a two shear from Mr M. Cook, Dorrery, Thurso, realising a centre record of £10,500. Inkstack Farm, Barrock won the Brogan Fuels sponsored prize for highest Highland flock average (minimum 5 rams), selling 9 rams to average £1,800.00.
Shearlings (100) sold to £3,200 gross from 185 Migdale, Bonar Bridge.
Two shears (449) sold to £10,500 gross from Dorrery.
Three shears (79) sold to £4,500 gross from Inkstack Farm, Barrock.
Four shears (22) sold to £1,000 gross from Mill House, Thurso.
Five shears (8) sold to £2,200 gross from Badanloch.
Aged (5) sold to £3,400 gross from Hethpool, Wooler.
"Large numbers forward saw buyers meticulous in their buying with well bred character sheep keenly bid for, with plainer & smaller types meeting a more hesitant demand."
Other leading prices per head:
Shearlings - 185 Migdale, £2,800, £2,400 & £2,000, South Balkeith, Tain, £1,700, Dunbeath Estates, £1,200.
Two shear – Inverbroom, £6,000, Longoe, Mey, £4,200, Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell, £3,800, 185 Migdale & Longoe, £3,200, Kintail, Dingwall, £2,400.
Three shear – Inkstack Farm, £3,300 & £3,000, Badanloch, £2,200, Torrish Estate, Kinbrace & Kelsocleugh Farming, £1,800, Badanloch & Torrish Estate, £1,700.
Four shear- Inkstack Farm, £800, 185 Migdale, £700.
Flock averages 2019
663 sold to average £532.29 (2018 averaged £413.38 for 725 sold)
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December 11th) sold 177 store cattle, 11 adult head of breeding cattle 24 OTM cattle. Bullocks (98) averaged 200.8p and sold to 265.1p per kilo for a pair of 215kg Limousin crosses from 14 Linicro, Portree and £1,130 gross for a 590kg Limousin cross from Towerhill, Thurso.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 10th) sold 15 prime cattle. Prime heifers (15) averaged 197.5p (+5.2p) and sold to 207.0p per kg and £1,289.25 gross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 5th) sold 1,481 store sheep. Lambs (1,116) sold to £75 gross for Texel crosses from Alness Ferry Muir, Balblair, Ballochan Croft, Gorthleck and Balrailan, Duncanston.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 3rd) sold 15 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (4) averaged 182.7p (-19.1p) and sold to 190.0p per kg and £1,292.00 gross.
FORT WILLIAM, Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 29th) sold 79 store cattle, 35 OTM cattle and 1,204 sheep. Bullocks (56) sold to 228.0p per kilo for a pair of 250kg Limousin crosses from Tigh Airigh, Blarmacfoldach, and £930 gross for a 600kg Simmental cross from Meall Mo Chridhe, Kilchoan.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 28th) sold 3,865 store sheep. Lambs (2,886) sold to £85.00 gross for Texel crosses from Hillend, Auldearn.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 26th) sold 49 prime cattle at its Christmas Show & Sale sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, John M. Munro Butchers, Highland Tractors, Parks of Hamilton and Scot JCB judged by E Munro Esq, Messrs John M Munro Ltd., Dingwall.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 27th) sold 1,147 store cattle, 4 adult head of breeding cattle 136 OTM cattle. Bullocks (658) averaged 215.8p and sold to 323.1p per kilo for a 260kg Limousin cross from Wester Tomloan, Ardclach, and £1,160 gross twice for a 565kg Limousin cross from Cambusmore, Dornoch and for a pen of 580kg Charolais crosses from 4 Glaick, Ardross.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts (November 16th) sold 26 goats, 4 alpaca, 799 sheep and 457 lots of poultry, eggs & poultry equipment at their, rare & traditional breeds of livestock sale. Goats (26) sold to £380 for pygmy female with a kidd at foot from Allt A'Bhonich, Stromeferry.
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (November, 13th) sold (384) weaned calves, store & breeding cattle including 71 Highland and Highland crosses. Bullocks (157) averaged 198.2p per kilo sold to 262.8p per kilo for a 255kg Limousin cross from Craigton, Bonar Bridge and £985 gross for a 485kg Blonde D'Aquitaine cross from Muirend Croft, Auldearn.
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