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Weaned and store cattle sale prices from Dingwall and Highland Marts

By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd sold 445 weaned calves and store cattle at a sale yesterday.

Store bullocks (243) averaged 224.5p (last year 229.3p) and sold to 287.2p per kg for a 195kg Limousin cross from South Cuidreach, Earlish and £1,250 gross for 587kg Limousin cross from Fleucharry, Dornoch.

Store heifers (183) averaged 212.8p (last year 225.5p) and sold to 277.2p per kg for 202kg Beef Shorthorn cross from 1 & 2 Achnabourin, Strathnaver and £1,190 gross for a 545kg Limousin cross from Fleucharry, Dornoch.

Young Bulls (19) sold to £950 gross for a Limousin from Tomchrasky, Glenmoriston.

The verdict: “A mixed show of store cattle cashed in at comparable rates to those witnessed at sale this last couple of weeks.”

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

Bullocks up to 250kg – 3 Ardmore, Waternish, £650, 270.8p, 8 Cuiachuirn, Swordale, £580, 263.6p; 251-300kg – Tacher, Latheron, £820, 273.3p, Monkstadt, Portree, £730, 265.5p; 301-350kg – The Dell of Killiehuntly, Kingussie, £830, Balliefurth Farm, Grantown on Spey, £830, Easter Strath of Auchterflow, 250.0p, 20 Baleshare, Lochmaddy, 247.0p; 351-400kg – Carrol Farm, Brora, £930, 245.1p, Corslet Farm, Rosemarkie, £900, 20 Baleshare, 242.3p; 401-450kg – The Dell of Killiehuntly, £980, 231.7p, Balnuran, Inverness, £970, 236.6p 451-500kg – Achavraat, Nairn, £1,080, 219.1p, Balgunloune, North Kessock, £1,020, 214.7p; 501-550kg – Fleucharry, £1,110, 216.4p, Muirend Croft, Auldearn, £1,010, 198.0p; 551-600kg – Drumsmittal Croft, North Kessock, £1,220, Achavraat, £1,200, 208.7p, Fleucharry, 213.0p; Over 600kg – Achavraat, £1,220, 197.7p.

Heifers up to 250kg – 5 Borreraig, Dunvegan, £590, Monkstadt, £580, 254.6p, 1 & 2 Achnabourin, 268.3p; 251- 300kg – Tacher, £740, 252.6p, South Cuidreach, £700, 254.6p; 301-350kg – Balnuran, £800, Carrol Farm, £770, 5 Easter Kilmachalmag, Strathkyle, 244.4p, Tacher, 238.4p; 351-400kg – Tacher, £820, 205.0p, Seafield, Portmahomack, £790, 213.5p; 401-450kg – Fleucharry, £870, 212.2p, Sunnylea, Balblair, £860, The Dell of Killiehuntly, 214.5p, 451-500kg – Fleucharry, £1,020, £1,010, 219.1p, 208.2p, Achavraat, £980, 204.2p 501- 550kg – Fleucharry, £1,080, 218.4p, 215.1p, Sunnylea, £1,060, 205.8p.

The mart yesterdat sold 111 OTM feeding cattle.

OTM prime & feeding cattle (111) averaged 112.4p (last year 116.8p) and sold to 150.9p per kg for a 795kg Aberdeen Angus cross from 8 Linicro, Portree and £1,420 gross for a 985kg Charolais cross from Woodside, Strathpeffer.

OTM prime & feeding cattle: Rothiemurcus Estate, Aviemore, (SimX), £1,260; Strathglass Farms, Beauly, (AA), £1,230; Balnuran, (SimX), £1,210; The Dell of Killiehuntly, (SimX), £1,210; Dunain Mains, Inverness, (LimX), £1,210; 8 Linicro, (AAX), £1,200.

Other leading prices per kg:

OTM prime & feeding cattle: 8 Linicro, (LimX), 149.3p; Monkstadt, (LimX), 146.0p; Woodside, (CharX), 144.2p; Rothiemurcus Estate, (SimX), 144.0p; 8 Englishtonmuir, Bunchrew, (CharX), 143.6p; Dunain Mains, (LimX), 142.7p.

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