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Cattle sale prices from Dingwall and Highland Marts today

By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd today sold 544 weaned calves and store cattle and eight adult head of breeding cattle.

Stot calves (332) averaged 230.5p (last year 207.9p) and sold to 329p per kilo for a pair of 152kg Charolais crosses from Dunlichity Farm, Farr and £1,300 for a 745kg Limousin cross from Achavraat, Nairn.

Heifer calves (196) averaged 228.9p (last year 198p) and sold to 336.1p per kilo for a pair of 122kg Whitebred Shorthorn crosses from Dunlichity Farm, Farr and £1,200 for a 605kg Aberdeen Angus from Culrain Mains, Ardgay.

Young Bull (16) sold to £900 from Curlew, Mybster.

Breeding cattle (8) sold to £1420 for a Shorthorn cross cow with heifer calf from Splockhill, Rogart.

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

Bullocks up to 200kg – Morile, Tomatin, £570, 1 Obbe Road, Leverburgh, 303.0p; 201-250kg – 1 Obbe Road, £730, 304.2p; 251-300kg – Shop Farm, Scotscalder, £860, Monkstadt, Portree, 301.9p; 301-350kg – Shop Farm, £875, Calrossie Mains, Nigg Station; 351-400kg – Balnuran, Culloden Moor, £930, 240.3p; 401-450kg – 87 Torrobole, Lairg, £1,000, 243.9p; 451-500kg – Seafield, Portmahomack, £1,135, 227.0p; 501-550kg – Achavraat, £1,145, 208.9p; 551-600kg – Ballone, Abriachan, £1,145, 195.7p.

Heifers up to 200kg – Dunlichity Farm, £540, 333.3p; 201-250kg – Morvich, Rogart, £760, 310.2p; 251-300kg – Morvich, £780, 8 Torrin, Broadford, £780, Morvich 308.3p; 301-350kg – Achardale, Halkirk, £880, 258.8p; 351-400kg – Achardale, £940, 251.4p; 401-450kg – Bunchrew, Inverness, £1,070, 240.5p; 451-500kg – 73 Dalchalm, Brora, £1,045, 209.0p; Over 500kg – 73 Dalchalm, £1,130, 203.6p.

Also sold were 121 OTM cattle.

OTM prime and feeding cows (116) averaged 116.8p (last year 96.7p) and sold to 192.7p per kg for a 410kg Limousin cross from 1 Obbe Road and £1,250 for an 960kg Limousin cross from Torgorm, Conon Bridge and for a 950kg Simmental cross from Clune Farm, Aldourie.

OTM bulls (6) sold to £1,300 for an Aberdeen Angus from Ballindalloch Home Farms.

Other leading prices per head – OTM prime and feeding cows: Abersky, (SimX), £1,210; Culrain Mains, (AA), £1190; Torgorm, (SimX), £1,190; Torgorm, (LimX), £1,170; Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, (LimX), £1,150.

Other leading prices per kg –

OTM prime and feeding cows: Comar, Beauly, (SimX), 172.3p; Breakachy, Laggan, (BSH), 166.7p; Kinchyle Farm, (LimX), 157.5p; Bunchrew Farm, (SimX), 150.8p; 5 Drumuie, Portree, (LimX), 150.3p.

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