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Sheep sale figures from Dingwall Mart show sees 'firm trade' in all classes


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd yesterday sold 4938 store sheep in what was described as "a mixed show" which "saw all classes maintain a firm trade".

Lambs (3467) averaged £57.69 (last year £47.43) and sold to £79 gross for a Beltex cross from Carn Raineach, Applecross and for a pen of Suffolk crosses from Balvaird Farm, Muir of Ord.

Ewes (1259) sold to £92 gross for Mules from Crasky, Duncanston.

Feeding sheep (212) sold to £220 twice for Cheviot rams from 9 Lochussie, Dingwall.

Other leading prices per head –

Lambs: Chev – Kerrow Farm, Cannich, £77, Torachilty Farm, Contin, £76, Dell Farm, Swainbost, £75; Cross – Balmacaan Farm, Drumnadrochit, £77, Upper Muiryden, Fortrose, £71, 15 Glenconon, Uig, £69; SuffX – Kirksheaf, Tain, £76, Charleston Farm, Thurso, £74, Dell Farm, £72.50; TexX – 116 Knockarthur, Rogart, £76, Kirkfield Farm, Castletown, £75.50, Balmacaan Farm, £74; CharX – Carn Raineach, £73; Suff – 5 Skelpick & 1 Skelpick, Bettyhill, £72; BeltX – Glenurquhart Farm, Cromarty, £71.50; Ewes: BDX – Carn Raineach, £89; TexX – Carn Raineach, £84, 116 Knockarthur, £79; Tex – Glaich Na Goire, Kiltarlity, £82; CHM – Cambusmore Estate, Dornoch, £82, Auchmore, Muir of Ord, £70; SuffX – Higher Tullochgribban, Dulnain Bridge, £79, Cambusmore Estate, £76,

Inchindown, Invergordon, £73; BeltX – Brae, Dunvournie, £78; Chev – 161 Feorlig, Spinningdale, £78, Comar, Cannich, £78, 55/57 Rhue, Ullapool, £73; Mule – Cambusmore Estate, £72, 230 The Doll, Brora, £66; BF – Woodside of Culloden, Inverness, £70, 1 Borrodale, Glendale, £65; Cross – Orrinside, Urray, £69, Rhiroy, Lochbroom, £67.

Feeding sheep: Mule Gmr – Crasky, Duncanston, £102; TexX gmr – Carn Raineach, £100, Crasky, £92; Chev gmr – Gorstan, Dingwall, £88, Tormuick, Muir of Ord, £80, Orrinside, £75; Chev wdr – 1 Borrodale, £74, Kerrow Farm, £64, 10 Culduie, Applecross, £63, Drumnahaving, Torrabol, £60; Cross gmr – Strathgarve Farms, Little Garve, £60, Buachaille, Fortrose, £58; Bf gmr – Woodside of Culloden, £60; Cross wdr – Bluebell Cottage, Fleucharry, £60, Syall, Ardgay, £59; SuffX wdr – Dalreoch, Strathrusdale, £59; BF wdr – Tomchrasky, Glenmoriston, £54.



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