Home   News   Article

Sheep and cattle prices from Dingwall Mart with 'astonishing' 383 per cent year-on-year rise seen in one category

By Hector MacKenzie

Easier access to your trusted, local news. Subscribe to a digital package and support local news publishing.

Dingwall Mart.
Dingwall Mart.

DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd last week sold sold 16 prime cattle and 966 prime sheep.

Prime bullocks (5) averaged 252.5p (+8.1p) and sold to 256.0p per kg for a 580kg Simmental cross from Kincraig Farm, Invergordon and £1,606.05 gross for a 645kg Simmental cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall both selling to John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.

Prime heifers (11) averaged 265.0p (+5.3p) and sold to 265.0p per kg for a 580kg Limousin cross from Home Farm, Aberlour selling to Fraser Brothers Butchers, Dingwall and £1,625.40 gross for a 645kg Limousin cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall.

The verdict: “Prime cattle met another firm demand which sold at dearer rates on the week.”

Other leading prices per kg:

Bullocks: Kincraig Farm, (SimX), 255.0p, Bridgend Farm, (LimX), 255.0p, (SimX), 249.0p, (AA), 248.0p.

Heifers: Home Farm, (LimX), 265.0p, 258.0p, 257.0p, Bridgend, (LimX), 257.0p, 252.0p, (twice), 250.0p, (CharX), 256.0p, Kincraig farm, (CharX), 252.0p, 248.0p.

Other leading prices per head:

Bullocks: Kincraig Farm, (SimX), £1,593.75, £1,484.80, Bridgend Farm, (AA), £1,562.40, (LimX), £1,530.00.

Heifers: Kincraig Farm, (CharX), £1,599.60, £1,562.40, Home Farm, (LimX), £1,548.00, £1,537.00, £1,444.25, £1,426.35, Bridgend Farm, (LimX), £1,542.00, £1,537.20, £1,475.00, (CharX), £1,331.20.

New season lambs (177) averaged 272.9p (-23.5p) and sold to 289.8p per kg for a pen of 44kg Texel crosses from Milton of Connage, Ardersier selling to John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall and £140 gross for a pen of 50kg Crosses also from Milton of Connage.

Old season lambs (45) averaged 193.5p (-38.7p) and sold to 213.1p per kg and £114 gross for a pen of 53.5kg Cheviots from Jacob House, Lochcarron.

Feeding sheep (744) sold to £180 gross for a Texel ewe from Lochdhu, Nairn.

The mart said there was "another colossal number of ewes" and that a collection of old and new customers helped raise the numbers by an astonishing 383 per cent on the same sale last year.

Another solid average of £113 per head was achieved with many hill-type and lean ewes forward "and many more can be easily sold here on a weekly basis".

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

New season lambs: SuffX – Drumancroy, Portmahomack, £139, 220.6p, Milton of Connage, £130.50, 283.7p Lochdhu, £117.50, £115.50, 283.1p, 278.3p: Suff – Viewhill Farm, Gollanfield, £134, 270.7p; BeltX – Invercharron Mains, Ardgay, £129, £124, £122, 285.1p, 280.5p, 277.4p; TexX – Milton of Connage, £127.50, Meddat Farm, Kildary, £124,£123, £120, £115, 285.7p, 281.8p, 277.1p, 276.4p, Milldam, Meikle Ussie, £123, 280.7p, Lochdhu, £118, 277.7p, Invercharron, 273.2p; CRX – Invercharron Mains, £116, 282.9p.

Feeding Sheep: Tex ewe – The Workshop, Cairnglass, £178, Blackfold, Fochabers, £163, £128, Wester Dunnet, Thurso, £160; SuffX ewe – Home Farm, Cairness, £168, £165, £158, £140, £137, £136, £131, £127, Fearn Farm, Tain, £129, South Clunes, Kirkhill, £126; Tex ram – Cluny, Forres, £166, 5c Balnabeen, Conon Bridge, £152, Garbeg, Drumnadrochit, £127; SuffX ram – Hatton Cottage, Dallas, £162; BeltX ewe – Craigiebank Farm, Forgie, £160, £140; Belt ewe – Fodderletter Farm, Tomintoul, £152; TexX ewe – Blackfold, Fochabers £150, £130, Greenland Mains, Castletown, £148, Forsie, Thurso, £142, £136, £130, Lochdhu, £138, (twice), Balintore Farms, Fearn, £132, Nottingham Mains, Latheron, £132; CHM ewe– Blackfold, Fochabers£142, Lochdhu, £140; LLyX ewe – South Clunes, £137; Suff ewe -Larkins, Upper Lybster, £135, £130; ABX ewe – Fearn Farm, £134, £128, £127, (twice), £126; Chev ewe – Bogburn Farm, Duncanston, £132, £126, Craigiebank Farm, £128, Wester Dunnet, £127, £125, Crannich Farm, Ardross, £127; BTL ram – Larkins, £130; HB ewe – Home Farm, £129; Mule ewe – Blackfold, Fochabers, £127.

Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More