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Prices from prime sheep sale at Dingwall Mart

By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Mart.
Dingwall Mart.

DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 350 prime sheep at its recent sale.

New season lambs (321) averaged 257.6p (-9.4p) and sold to 305.1p per kg for a 39kg Beltex from 52 Conval Street, Dufftown and £131gross for a pen of 49kg Texel from Bardnaclavan Farm, Thurso.

Feeding sheep (29) sold to £95 gross for a Texel cross ewe from 14 Airdens, Bonar Bridge.

The verdict from the mart: “A lighter show of lambs was forward this week with combined with less fed sheep beings around.

"The average shows a drop in the week however with less hard fed sheep around and the few store lambs that were present this was the reasoning behind the drop. Well-fleshed sorts however were every bit as dear as last week.

"The handful of ewes that were forward were of the leaner commodity and were comparable on the week.”

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

New season lambs: BeltX – Inshes Farm,Inverness,£129, 263.3p,£126, 265.3p, 52 Conval Street, Dufftown, £119, 305.1p.

TexX – 8 Englishtonmuir,Inverness,£127,261.9p, 3 Glaick, Ardross,£120.50,270.8p,£119,261.5p, 1Clune Cottages,Dores,£120,272.7p, 52 Conval Street,Dufftown,£118, 268.2p,£108, 260.2p, Gardener’s House,Dunphail, £115, 261.4p, Fairview, Nethybridge, £110.5 257.0p,£110 255.8p, Dunearn Farm,Nairn,£110, Broombank,Ardmore £102,255.0p,Shewglie Farmers,Glenurquhart,£101,246.3p.

SuffX – Bardnaclavan Farm, £126, 273.9p, Shewglie Farmers,£124, 255.7p, Fairview,Nethybridge,£112, 251.7p,Broombank,£103.50, 255.6p.

Chev – 52 Conval Street,£124, 258.3p,£107, 254.8p, Bardnaclavan Farm, £122, 271.1p,£118, 268.2p, Shepherds Bungalow,Altnaharra,£115,239.6p, 238 Rearquhar, Dornoch,£110.50, 260.0p, 1 Clune Cottages,Dores,£109.50 254.7p;

CHM – Dunearn Farm, Nairn,£123, 268.5p, £110, 255.8p; Mul – Old Spittal Farm,Glenshee,£120, 252.6p, Cairn Sgulain,Strone,£117, 260.0p CrX – Dunearn Farm, Nairn, £109, 262.7p, Fairview, Nethybridge, £104, 250.6p; Cross - Cairn Sgulain, Strone, £104, 239.1p; BF – Fairview, Nethybridge, £102, 237.2p.

Feeding sheep: TexX ewe – 14 Airdens, Bonar Bridge, £95, Shewglie Farmers, Glenurquhart, £75; Chev ram – Nicolson Farms, Altnaharra, £93 Chev ewe – 1 Clune Cottages, Dores £92; BF ewe – Shewglie Farmers, Glenurquhart, £70.

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