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Good turnout of buyers for rare and traditional breeds sheep sale at Dingwall Mart


By Hector MacKenzie

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There was a good turnout for the sale, the mart said. Picture: Dingwall and Highland Marts.
There was a good turnout for the sale, the mart said. Picture: Dingwall and Highland Marts.

DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 169 adult sheep at their rare and traditional breeds sale with a good turnout of buyers for new format event.

Ewe with lamb at foot (49) sold to £3450 gross for a Valais Blacknose ewe with twin lambs at foot from

Inverlochy Farm, Tomintoul.

Gimmer with lamb at foot (11) sold to £2550 gross for a Valais Blacknose gimmer with twin lambs at foot from Inverlochy Farm, Tomintoul.

Lambs (67) sold to £170 gross for a Herdwick lamb from Rowanlea, Fort Augustus.

Ewes (27) sold to £40 gross for a pair of Shetland ewes from Upper Meadows, Dornoch.

Rams (13) sold to £180 gross for a Valais Blacknose ram from Inverlochy Farm, Tomintoul.

The verdict: “A good turnout of buyers for the new formatted rare breeds being held on a Tuesday, keenly bid for well-bred and well-presented lots of rare breed sheep. A highlight of the sale was the pure Valais Blacknose ewe with twin ewe lambs at foot which after an array of bidding was eventually knocked down at £1150 per life.”

Other leading prices:

Ewe with lamb at foot: Valais Blacknose – Inverlochy Farm, £750 (twins), £420, (single), £320, (single), £330, (twins); Dorset – Smallburn Farms, Duffus, £360 (single, three times), £300, (single), £560 (2 ewes with singles), Blue Faced Leicester – Wester Craiglands Cottage, Fortrose, £260 (single), Ryeland – Dalmore Farm, Alness, £260, (single), £330, (twins), £200, (single), £210, (twins); Kerryhill – East Lower Kincraig, Invergordon, £170, (single); Hebridean – Rowanlea, Fort Augustus, £160 (single); Zwartble – 7 Ferrindonald, £225, (twins).

Gimmer with lamb at foot: Valais Blacknose – Inverlochy Farm, £2,550, (twins), £700, (single); Dorset – Smallburn Farms, £360, (single), £320, (single), £420, (twins), £260, (single), £390, (twins); Jacob – Inverlochy Farm, £360, (twins).

Lambs: Herdwick – Dunmore House, Beauly, £170; Ryeland – Eileantulloch House, Kirkhill, £150; Kerryhill – East Lower Kincraig, Invergordon, £130; Dorset – Greenbrae, Cummingston, £130;

Blue Texel – Muirton Drybridge, Buckie, £90; Zwartble – 7 Ferrindonald, Sleat, £90; Jacob – Blackmuir, Dingwall, £90, £85, £80.

More news from the mart

Rams: Exmoor – Cummerton Farm, Pennan, £170; Ryeland – 8 Elphin Street, New Aberdour.


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