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Cattle prices from Dingwall Mart sale today


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd today sold 327 store cattle and 32 OTM cattle.

Bullocks (196) averaged 249.1p and sold to 335.0p per kg for a 200kg British Blue from Dunlichity Farm, Farr and £1,450 gross for a 655kg Simmental cross from Borlum, Scaniport.

Heifers (123) averaged 245.9p and sold to 308.9p per kg a 395kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Bunchrew Farm, Inverness and £1,300 gross twice for 600kg and 527kg Beef Shorthorns from Hatton Cottage, Dallas.

Young Bulls (8) averaged 227.2p and sold to 268.1p per kg for a 235kg Simmental cross from Cherrybank, Strathpeffer and £1,120 gross for a 480kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Kindeace, Alness.

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

Bullocks up to 250kg – Brae, Strathoykel, £755, 308.2p, Dunlichity Farm, £670, 282.9p; 251-300kg – Lochdhu, Nairn, £885, 327.8p; Dell of Killiehuntly, Kingussie, £865, 298.3p; 301-350kg – Dell of Killiehuntly, £920, 282.0p, Upper Thrumster, Wick, £900, Folly, Thurso, 282.5p; 351-400kg – Lochdhu, £1,090, 283.1p, Badrain, Culbokie, £1,050, Tomcluich, Cawdor, 279.7p; 401-450kg – Lower Whitebog, Fortrose, £1,180, £1,170, 275.1p, 272.1p; 451-500kg – Kindeace, £1,210, £1,200, 260.9p, 252.8p; 501-550kg – Alterwall, Lyth, £1,235, Borlum, £1,220, 233.3p, Biggins, Wick, 231.7p; 551-600kg – Culmaily Farm, Golspie, £1,230, 213.9p 600-650kg – Borlum, £1,340, £1,280, 213.7p, 210.9p, Wester Fearn, Ardgay, £1,260, 203.2p; Over 650kg – Borlum, £1,440, 219.2p, 218.1p, Alterwall, £1,390, 193.1p.

Heifers up to 250kg – Dunlichity Farm, £660, 279.7p, 270.5p, Keppoch Farm, Roy Bridge, £610, 259.6p; 251-300kg – Keppoch Farm, £760, 281.5p, 279.4p, Dell of Killiehuntly, £755, 2 Cragganvallie, Kiltarlity, 255.6p; 301-350kg – Folly, £1,000, 303.0p, Bunchrew Farm, £940, 268.6p; 351-400kg – Bunchrew Farm, £1,220, £1,050, 274.9p, 269.2p; 401-450kg – Bunchrew Farm, £1,260, 286.4p, 273.2p, Kindeace, £1,150, 261.4p; 451-500kg – Borlum, £1,200, 263.7p, Biggins, £1,190, 257.6p; 501-550kg – Milldam, Meikle Ussie, £1,280, 241.5p, Borlum, £1,200, Hatton Cottage, 246.7p; 551-600kg – Hatton Cottage, 216.7p.

OTM cattle (31) averaged 141.2p per kg and sold to 207.9p per kg for a 630kg Simmental cross from Borlum, Scaniport and £1,330 gross for an 665kg Beef Shorthorn cross from Kintradwell Estate, Brora.

OTM bulls (1) sold to 94.0p per kg and £1,100 gross for a 1,170kg Simmental from South Clunes, Kirkhill.

Other leading prices per head:

OTM cows: Borlum (SimX), £1,310, £1,150; Crask Farm, Culbokie, (AAX), £1,250, £1,150; Strathglass Farms, Cannich (AA), £1,250; Kintradwell Estate, (LimX), £1,230, £1,190; Rose Cottage Croft, Strathpeffer, (LimX), £1,210.

Other leading prices per kg

OTM cows: Kintradwell Estate, (BSH), 200.0p, (LimX), 179.0p, 153.8p, (SimX), 170.2p, 153.7p; 12 Airdens, Bonar Bridge, (LimX), 161.3p; Crask Farm, (AAX), 149.4p; Moy Farm, Banavie, (WSH), 147.1p.


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