Prime cattle and sheep prices from Dingwall and Highland Marts sale
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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd sold eight prime cattle at its sale today.
Prime bullocks (5) averaged 221.5p (-14.7p) and sold to 229.0p per kg for a 580kg Limousin cross and £1,459.20 gross for a 640kg Charolais cross both from Easter Sheeppark, Balblair.
Prime heifers (3) averaged 227.7p (-12.1p) and sold to 233.0p per kg for a 560kg Limousin cross from Easter Sheeppark, Balblair and £1,368.75 gross for a 625kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall both selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.
Other leading prices per kg:
Bullocks: Easter Sheeppark, (CharX), 228.0p; Bridgend Farm, (AAX), 217.0p, (LimX), 217.0p, (SAX), 214.0p.
Heifers: Easter Sheeppark, (LimX), 232.0p; Bridgend Farm, (AAX), 219.0p.
Other leading prices per head:
Bullocks: Easter Sheeppark, £1,328.20; Bridgend Farm, (AAX), £1,139.25, (LimX), £1,117.55, (SAX), £1,091.40.
Heifers: Easter Sheeppark, (LimX), £1,357.20, £1,304.80.
The mart also sold 1982 prime sheep.
Old season lambs (1122) averaged 286.4p (-2.1p) and sold to 306.0p per kg for a pen of 42kg Cheviots from Redfield, North Kessock and £139 gross for a pen of 48kg Texel crosses from 5c Balnabeen, Conon Bridge.
SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (970) averaged 289.1p (-0.9) per kg
Ewes (811) sold to £162 gross for a pen of Suffolk cross ewes from Kilcoy, Killearnan.
Feeding sheep (49) sold to £162 gross for a Texel ram from Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport.
The verdict afterwards was: “Prime sheep maintained recent rates. Well finished hoggs were in particular demand.”
Other leading prices per head and per kg
Old season lambs: TexX – 5c Balnabeen, £138, Inveruglas Farm, Kingussie, £137, 5c Balnabeen, 301.3p, 300.0p; Chev – Insch, Avoch, £137, £136, Redfield, 301.4p, Insch, 297.6p; BTL – Balnabual, Dalcross, £134, 291.3p; Mule – Achavrole Mains, Halkirk, £133, 288.9p; BDM – Tighnahinch, Conon Bridge, £132, 264.0p; SuffX – Achavrole Mains, £132, Easter Sheeppark, 290.0p; Cross – Achavrole Mains, £131, Easter Sheeppark, 290.9p; Char – The Cloy, Fortrose, £129, 300.0p; BeltX – Torgorm, Conon Bridge, £128, 304.8p; BF – Achavrole Mains, £127, The Cloy, 284.9p; CharX – Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, £125.50, 291.9p; CHM – Pelaig, Dingwall, £116, 269.8p; KRX – Wester Lochs, Wick, £112, 287.2p.
Ewes: TexX – Torgorm, £150, three times; SuffX – Torgorm, £148; Tex – Kilcoy, £140; CharX – Torgorm, £130; BeltX – Torgorm, £125, CHM – Dunain Mains, Inverness, £119; BFL – Achavrole Mains, £118; Mule – Kinchyle Farm, £118, HB – Easter Hardmuir, Nairn, £114; Chev – Achavrole Mains, £114; Cross – Achavrole Mains, £110.
Feeding sheep: BeltX ram – Pelaig, £154; BFL ram – Achavrole Mains, £154; Tex ram – Kilcoy, £149, Kinchyle Farm, £148;
Chev ram – Keppoch Farm, Garve, £148; Suff ram – Torgorm, £138.