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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 sold 14 over-wintered cattle at their annual sale, sponsored by Messrs Craiglands Quarry, Fortrose, Conan Vets, Conon Bridge and ABP, Perth.

Bullocks (13) averaged 261.1p and sold to 295.5p per kilo for the 2 nd prize homebred bullock a 423kg Limousin cross from Georgia Fraser, Little Croy Farm, Inverness and £1,400 gross for 1 st prize homebred bullock a 516kg Limousin cross from Duncan Munro, Invercharron Mains, Ardgay.

Heifers (1) averaged 366.4p and sold to 366.4p per kilo and £1,700 gross for the Overall Champion, 1st prize homebred heifer a 464kg Limousin cross from Georgia Fraser, Little Croy Farm, Inverness.

The judge Mr Budge, Brae Edge Farms chose as his Overall Champion: 1st prize homebred heifer an 11-month old 464kg

Limousin cross from Georgia Fraser, Little Croy Farm, Inverness selling at £1700 gross to Colin Mackay, Westburn.

Overall Reserve Champion, went to Duncan Munro, Invercharron with his 11-month old 482kg Charolais cross selling at

£1,300 to Messrs Backmuir Livestock, Keith.

The highest daily live weight gain and highest gross margin was awarded to Robert Pottie with his 580kg Shorthorn cross gaining 1.46kg a day and selling at £1,140.

Other results

Bought in Bullock:

1st Duncan Munro, Invercharron Mains, Ardgay,

2nd Archie Bisset, Easter Springfield, Balblair,

3rd Jessie Bisset, Easter Springfield, Balblair,

Homebred Bullock:

1st Duncan Munro, Invercharron Mains, Ardgay

2nd Georgia Fraser, Little Croy Farm, Inverness

3rd Alice Cox, Meddat, Kildary,

Homebred Heifer

1st Georgia Fraser, Little Croy Farm, Inverness,

Craiglands Quarry Homebred Champion: Duncan Munro, Invercharron.


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