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'Extraordinary trade' at 'gargantuan' sheep sale at Dingwall Mart


By Hector MacKenzie

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A ROSS-SHIRE mart yesterday witnessed 'absolutely extraordinary trade' at what was described as 'another gargantuan sheep sale'.

The upbeat assessment followed a sale of 7349 sheep at Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd.

Lambs (5761) averaged £71.44 (last year £57.69) and sold to £124 gross for a pen of Texel crosses from Garnish Farm, Aviemore.

Ewes (853) sold to £152 gross for a pen of Suffolk crosses from Muckernich Farms, Tore.

Gimmers (140) sold to £162 gross for a Texel cross from Muckernich Farms.

Feeding Sheep (595) sold to £350 gross for a Texel Ram from 6/10 Airdens, Bonar Bridge.

The verdict: “Another gargantuan sheep sale took place at Dingwall this week. An absolutely extraordinary trade greeted the many vendors selling today, including a few new consigners who like the regular customers returned home overjoyed after a successful day’s trading.

"Store lambs met the dearest trade seen all season with many strong sorts at £90 plus and oceans of long long keep lambs late 60s-plus.”

Other leading prices per head: -

Lambs: Chev – Carrol Farm, Brora, £120, £110 & £91, Viewbay, Munlochy, £100, £97, £94, £92 & £91, Kirksheaf, Tain, £97, Ceylon Cottage, Culbokie, £95, Home Farm, Applecross, £93, Heatherlea Croft, Argay, £92, 2 Balbeg, Balnain, £90, Comar, Cannich, £89, Dunvournie, Duncanston, £87; TexX – Kilmaluag House, Duntulm, £115, Ballindalloch Home Farm, £101, Balintore Farms, £101, Dalbeallie, Aberlour, £100 & £94, Viewbay, £100, Nottingham Mains, Latheron, £97 & £90, Carnich, Lairg, £95, £90 & £89, Rowanlea, Cabrich, £95 & £93, Carn Raineach, Applecross, £95, Achnagairn, Kirkhill, £94, 3 Strathmachie, Laggan, £92, Balloan, Conan Bridge, £91&£90, Dunachton Farm, Kincraig, £91, Dunvournie, £90, Cragganvallie, Kiltarlity, £90 & £89, Caberfeidh, Applecross, £88, Nuide Farm, Kingussie, £87, 199 Lednabirichen, Dornoch, £87; SuffX – Balintore Farms, £99 & £95, 4 Tomich Beauly, £96 & £87, Corslet Farm, Rosemarkie, £96, Glenurquhart Farm, Cromarty, £90, Glenurquhart Farm, (smith), £90, Stonehouse, Brora, £88; BeltX – Glenurquhart Farm, £95, Pelaig, Dingwall, £88; ZWB – Kilmartin Hall, Inverness, £91; MBX – Comar, £90; Cross – Lochquoy Farm, Castletown, £88; BF – Torrin SSC, £87, Ballindalloch Home Farm, £85.

Ewes: SuffX – Muckernich Farms, £118, Inchindown, Invergordon, £90; TexX - Toulvaddie, Geanies; Chev - £102, Comar, £92, Muckernich Farms, £92 & £84, Toulvaddie, £81; DSX – Muckernich Farms, £90.

Gimmers: BeltX – Muckernich Farms, £142, TexX, £122, Chev, £110; Cross – 21/22 West Watten, Wick, £100.

Feeding Sheep – BeltX ram – Calrossie Mains, £210: Chev Ram – Sands Farm, Gairloch, £190, £105, £100 (thrice) & £95, Comar, £92, Balvraid, Glenelg, £82; Tex Ram – Greenland Farming, Cambusmore Estate, £155 & £92, Achtemerack, Drumnadrochit, £85; Tex Ewe – Kilmaluag House, £149, Sandside Cottage, Tomatin, £103, 6/10 Airdens, £84, 13 Kirkton Gardens, Lochcarron, £80; SuffX Ewe– Kilmaluag House, £120 & £94, 199 Lednabirichen, £88, Carn Raineach, £80; ABE Ram – Greenland Farming, £100 & £88; CHM – Calrossie Mains, £92; ZWX – Bluebell Cottage, Dornoch, £90; Chev Ewe – Fiddlefield, Muir Of Ord, £90, Viewbay, £80; DST Ram – Lower Dalnaclach, Lamington, £80.


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