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823 store cattle sold at 'fantastic' Dingwall and Highland Marts sale


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd sold 823 store cattle and 58 OTM cattle.

Bullocks (466) averaged 256.1p, and sold to 311.0p per kg for a pen of 283kg Charolais crosses from Creagmhor, Glenelg and £1,300 twice for a 460kg Limousin cross from Westburn, Thurso and for a pair of 575kg Simmental crosses from Glebe Farm, Kiltarlity.

Heifers (354) averaged 240.9p and sold to 318.6p per kg for a 295kg Limousin cross from Westburn and £1260 for a 545kg Limousin cross from Granish Farm, Aviemore.

Young Bulls (3) averaged 193.5p and sold to 223.5p per kg and £950 gross for a Beef Shorthorn from Tackmore Croft, Lybster.

It was described as "a fantastic show of cattle".

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

Bullocks up to 250kg – Barachander Farm, Ardgour, £570, 247.8p ;251-300kg – Creagmhor, £880, Coul of Fairburn Farm, Urray.301-350kg – Coul of Fairburn Farm, £980, Garthbeg, Gorthleck, 301.5p;351- 400kg – Wester Tomloan, £1,190, 301.3p; 401-450kg – Druid Temple Farm, Inverness, £1,200, Lochbuie, Newtonmore, 281.6p; 451-500kg – Dell of Killiehuntly, Kingussie, £1,280, Westburn, 282.6p; 501-550kg – Kinnahaird Farm, Contin, £1,270, Druid Temple Farm, 247.5p.

Heifers up to 250kg – Scroggie Farm, Dingwall, £700, 304.4p; 251- 300kg – Westburn, £940, Creagmhor, 277.3p; 301-350kg – Granish Farm, Aviemore, £1,010, 288.6p; 351-400kg – Lochbuie, £1,050, Wester Tomloan, 291.8p; 401-450kg – Wester Tomloan, £1240, 290.4p; 451-500kg – Dell of Killiehuntly, £1,200, Torgorm, Conon Bridge, 246.8p; 501-550kg – 4 Glaick,Ardross, £1,180, Granish Farm, 231.2p; 551-600kg – Balintraid, Delny, £1,180, 207.0p.

Also sold were 58 OTM cattle.

OTM cattle averaged 136.8p and sold to 182.0p per kg for a 610kg Simmental cross from Torran Farm, Delny and £1,290 for a 1,000kg British Blue from Hilton Farm, Tain and for a 945kg Simmental cross from Kinnahaird Farm, twice and for a 950kg Simmental Cross from Tore Mains, Tore.

Other leading prices per head:

OTM cattle: Tore Mains, (SimX), £1,250; Meikle Ussie, (Lim), £1,210;1 Raddery, Fortrose, (AA), £1,150; Auchmore, Muir of Ord (AAX), £1,150; Hilton Farm, Tain, (BRBX), £1,130; Culmaily, Golspie, (Lui), £1,030; 250 Little Rogart, Rogart (ShoX), £970.

Other leading prices per kg

OTM cattle: Hilton Farm, (SimX), 179.7p; Croft Grant, Brora, (LimX), 163.8p; Auchmore Farm, (SalX), 158.3p; Culmaily, (Lui), 156.1p; Auchmore Farm (AAX), 153.3p; Ose farm, Struan (BrbX), 152.1p.


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