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Sellers return from Dingwall sheep sale with 'pockets bursting at the seams' after 'best trade ever witnessed at this time of year'


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Mart reported 'outstanding' trade.
Dingwall Mart reported 'outstanding' trade.

OUTSTANDING trade at a Ross-shire sheep sale was yesterday reported by a local mart.

Dingwall and Highland Marts yesterday sold 5586 store sheep of all classes.

Lambs (3,982) averaged £78.63 and sold to £136 for a Texel cross from 3 Rockfield Village, Portmahomack.

Ewes (1,414) averaged £60.21 and sold to £142 for a Texel cross from Kintradwell Estate, Brora.

Rams (119) sold to £410 for a Texel from Kennachy, Forss.

Feeding Sheep (71) sold to £112 for a Texel cross wedder from Pithogarty, Tain.

The verdict: “Another great gathering of the hills to Dingwall was evident this week as another momentous number of sheep for this time of year was sold in the Highland town. An outstanding trade greeted vendors who ventured home with their pockets bursting at the seams as they received the best trade for sheep ever witnessed at this time of year.

"All classes of lambs were sharper than the last sale and many more could easily have been sold. Another strong ewe trade was witnessed keeping in line with the ever-increasing values we’ve seen this week.”

Other leading prices per head:

"An outstanding trade greeted vendors who ventured home with their pockets bursting at the seams as they received the best trade for sheep ever witnessed at this time of year."

Lambs: Tex– Teanluick, By Beauly, £135, £124 & £120; TexX – Corriebheinn farm, Achachork, £122 & £101, 3 Rockfield Village, £122 & £120, Wester Ardroy, Alness, £110, Achvaneran Farm, Farr, £103, £99, £97 & £88, The Willows, Ardendrain, £100 & £94, Craiglands, Fortrose, £100 & £92, Pithogarty, £98 &£95 (twice), Bush Farm, Aberlour, £97, 15 Glenconon, Uig, £97 & £95 (twice), Benview, Kiltarlity, £97, Pelaig, Dingwall, £96 & £87, Culligran, Cannich, £94 & £92, Nottingham Mains, Latheron, £93, 21/22 West Watten, Wick, £90, 3 Kinbeachie, Culbokie, £89, Arisaig Farms, £87; Suff – Old Mill Croft, Beauly, £120 & £98, Breakachy, Laggan, £106; CRX – 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge, £110; Cross – Silverwells, Tain, £107, Cruitiain, Dulnain Bridge, £100, Ardendrain, Kiltratlity, £100, Upper Muiryden Croft, Fortrose, £95, 2 Lochend, Barrock, £93, Tomchrasky, Glenmoriston, £93, Balmacaan Farm, Drumnadrochit, £90,; Chev – Blingery, Wick, £105, £93 & £88, Achterneed Farm, House, Strathpeffer, £103, Bernera Farm, Glenelg, £103, Davidson Croft, Heights of Fodderty, West Syall, Ardgay, £98, Ardendrain, £98 , Ardheslaig, Sheildaig, £95, Silverwells, £92, 2 Lochend, £92, Roshven hill Farm, £92, Glendale Estate, Dunvegan, £91, Hallcroft, Brora, £90 & £88; Beltex – Fodderletter Farm, Tomintoul, (Balfour), £100, Glenbow, Fortrose, £100; SuffX – Culligran, £100 &£88, Keiss Mains, Wick, £95, Balmacaan Farm, £95, Fodderletter Farm, (Robertson), £94, 15 Glenconon, £93, 2 Lochend, £91, (twice), Old School Croft, Lairg, £90, Bernera Farm, £90, Silverwells, £89; HPX – Achterneed Farm House, £98; BF – 3 Kinbeachie, £96, Woodside of Culloden, Inverness, £96 & £90, Craiglands, £90, Breakachy, £87, Ardendrain, £87; ZWB – 6 Bishop Park, Inverness, £95; Mule – Ardendrain, £95; VBX – Davidson croft, £90; CHM – Benview, £90, Craiglands, £89; BeltX – Pelaig, £89.

Ewes: BFL – Whitebog, Rosemarkie, £124, £123 & £109; Chev – Hallcroft, £124, £110 & £110, Viewbay, Munlochy, £118, £100, £90 & £80, Blingery Farm, £102, £92 & £83, Kintradwell Estate, £102, Carnoch Farm, Errogie, £100 & £88, Agneshill, Balblair, £97, Kenmore, Strathcarron, £90, 186 Migdale, £87, Redpoint, Gairloch, £84, Ballona, Conon Bridge, £84, 164 Armadale, Thurso, £83, 3 & 10 Crakaig, Helmsdale, £83, Ardview, Stromeferry, £82; CRX – 186 Migdale, £123, Ardroy, £94; TexX – Kintradwell Estate, £112, Carnoch Farm, £110, 217 Rossal, Rogart, £102, (twice) & £87, Ralia Enterprises, £100, (twice), £96, Culligran, Struy, (Fraser), £94, Pelaig, £93, 8 Maryhill, Stornoway, £92, Druid Temple Farm, Inverness, £84; Mule – Druid Temple Farm, £110 & £99, Culligran, £106 & £86, Pelaig, £80; ZWB – Ardroy, £102, 6 Bishop Park, £82; BF – Woodside of Culloden, £95, Cruitiain, £92.

Rams: Texel – Teanluick, £380, Wester Muckernich, £380, Kennachy, £340, 8 Maryhill, £220, Heatherlea Croft, Ardgay, £190; Chev – 27 Portgower, Helmsdale, £300, Kilbreck, Helmsdale, £300; BF – Craiglands, £300; BFL – Whitebog, £280 & £200; Blue Tex - Kennachy, £280; Suff – Whitebog, £200.

Feeding Sheep: Bf wdr – Druid Temple Farm, £92 & £82; Chev Wdr – Redpoint, £89, Kilbrar SSC, £88, 9 Beolary, Glenelg; Cross wdr – Tomchrasky, £88 &£80.


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