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Breeding cattle sale prices from Dingwall and Highland Marts


By Hector MacKenzie

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The mart sold 544 adult head of breeding cattle at yesterday's sale.
The mart sold 544 adult head of breeding cattle at yesterday's sale.

DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd yesterday sold 544 adult head of breeding cattle.

Heifer with heifer calf (10) sold to £1,600 gross for a Simmental with a September born Limousin cross calf from Wester Bleaton Farm, Bridge of Cally.

Heifer with male calf (3) sold to £1,300 gross for a Beef Shorthorn with an August born Aberdeen Angus cross calf from Bridgeside Farm, Ardersier.

Cow with heifer calf (29) sold to £3,000 gross for a Simmental cross with a July born Simmental cross calf from the Dispersal of Tister Farm May calving herd, Halkirk.

Cow with male calf (29) sold to £3,000 gross for a Simmental cross with a June born Charolais cross calf also from Tister Farm.

Cow with twins (1) sold to £1,600 gross for a Simmental cross with August born Beef Shorthorn calves at foot from the part dispersal from Achvaneran Farm, Farr.

In calf heifers (296) sold to £3,200 gross for a British Blue cross from Braes of Enzie, Buckie.

In calf cows (98) sold to £1,900 gross for a Simmental cross from Culmill Partners, Kiltarlity.

Bulls (17) sold to £2,800 gross for a Charolais from the dispersal of Balloan Farm, Farr.

Bulling heifers (61) sold to £1,400 gross for a Wagyu from Smallburn Farms, Duffus.

The mart verdict: “With an variable show for quality forward, quality units met a fair trade.”

Other leading prices:

Heifer with heifer calf: SimX – Bridgeside Farm, £1,450, £1,400 & £1,200; Bsho – Bridgeside Farm, £1,400, Wester Bleaton, £1,100; LimX – Bridgeside Farm, £1,250, Wester Bleaton, £1,100; BG – Wester Bleaton, £1,000.

Heifer with male calf: Bsho – Bridgeside Farm, £1,250 (twice).

Cow with heifer calf: SimX – Tister, £2,900, £2,800, £2,700, £2,600 & £2,300, Smallburn Farms, £1,800 &£1,680, Achvaneran, £1,750, £1,450, £1,300 & £1,200; LimX – Tister, £2,900, £2,800 & £2,200, Balvaird Farm, Muir of Ord, £1,350, & £1,150; AAX – Smallburn Farms, £2,100 & £1,550, ShoX – Achvaneran, £1,150.

Cow with male calf: LimX – Tister, £2,700 (twice) & £2,000 (twice), Smallburn Farms, £1,700, Balvaird, £1,400; SimX – Tister, £2,700 (twice), £2,600, £2,400 (twice) & £2,100, Smallburn Farms, £2,000, Achvaneran, £1,550, £1,350 & £1,280; Bsho – Smallburn Farms, £2,000, £1,800 & £1,600 (twice); AAX – Smallburn Farms, £1,750 & £1,600.

In calf heifers: BRBX – Braes of Enzie, £2,700, £2,600 & £2,100, Udale Farm, Poyntzfield, £2,400, £2,000 & £1,750, Edendiack, Huntly, £1,850, Easter Templands, Fortrose, £1,800, Seafield Park, Nairn, £1,800, Culmill, £1,750; SimX – Udale, £2,700, £2,500, £1,750 (twice) & £1,650, Braes of Enzie, £2,500, £2,000, £1,800 & £1,650, Folly Farm, Thurso, £2,000, £1,800, £1,700 & £1,650, Tister, £2,000, Culmill, £2,000, Cuilard Farm, Scaniport, £1,900 (4 times), £1,700, & £1,600, Torran Farm, Delny, £1,750 & £1,650, Rennieshill, Newmacher, £1,700; LimX – Braes of Enzie, £2,400, £2,000, £1,850 & £1,800Edendiack, £2,100, £2,000 (twice) & £1,850, Eynort, Carbost, £1,750, Rurach Croft, Inverinate, £1,700, Culmill, £1,650, Seafield Park, £1,650 (twice), Rennieshill, £1,650 (thrice), Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, £1,600; BG – Wester Bleaton, £2,000 & £1,700; SalX – Braes of Enzie, £2,000, Wester Bleaton, £1,700; Bsho – Heatheryfield, Huntly, £2,000 (thrice) & £1,900, Rurach Croft, £1,900, Edendiack, £1,900, Udale, £1,900, Eynort, £1,900 & £1,650, Breakachy, Laggan, £1,800, £1,700 & £1,650, Braes of Enzie, £1,800, £1,750, £1,650, & £1,600, Culmill, £1,800 & £1,650, 68 Foindle, Lairg, £1,700 (thrice) & £1,650, Wester Bleaton, £1,650.

In calf cows: SimX – Balloan, £1,420, £1,300, £1,200 (thrice), £1,150 (twice), £1,120, £1,080 (twice), £1,050 (twice), ShoX – Balloan, £1,300; AAX – 25 Big Sand, Gairloch, £1,250.

Bulls: Lim – Balloan, £2,000; Char – Wester Craiglands, Fortrose, £2,000 & £1,900.

Bulling heifers: AAX – Rurach Croft, £1,300; LimX – 80 West Saval, Lairg, £1,260; Bsho – Top Park, Strathpeffer, £1,160, Culmill, £1,120; SimX – Raasay Home Farm, Isle of Raasay, £1,100.

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