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Prime cattle and sheep sale prices at Dingwall and Highland Auction Marts

By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd yesterday sold eight prime cattle.

Prime bullocks (1) averaged 221.0p (+6p) and sold to 221p per kg and £1292.85 gross for a 585kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall selling to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall.

Prime heifers (7) averaged 215.3p (-9.1p) and sold to 226p per kg for a 505kg Simmental cross from Bridgend Farm selling to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall and £1,264.45 gross for a 605kg Aberdeen Angus cross also from Bridgend Farm selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.

Other leading prices per kg –

Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (AAX), 221.0p, 216p, (LimX), 212p.

Other leading prices per head –

Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (LimX), £1,240.20, (AAX), £1237.60, £1220.40.

Also sold were 696 prime sheep.

Old season lambs (640) averaged 264.7p (+6.5p) and sold to 280p per kg for a pen of 42.5kg Beltex crosses and £124 gross for a pen of 45kg Beltex crosses both from Torgorm, Conon Bridge and both selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.

SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (485) averaged 268.2p (+6.6p) per kg.

Feeding sheep (56) sold to £108 gross for a Texel cross ewe from Easter Dalziel Farm, Dalcross.

Other leading prices per head and per kg –

Old season lambs: TexX – Easter Dalziel Farm, £122, Brae of Coulmore, North Kessock, 279.3p; SuffX – Achavrole Mains, Halkirk, £121.50, Torgorm, 271.4p; Chev – Raitcastle Farm, Nairn, £121, Carnoch Farm, Errogie, 279.0p; BeltX – Torgorm, £119, 278.6p; Mule – Achavrole Mains, £118.50, 260.4p; CharX – Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, £117, 272.1p; BF – Achavrole Mains, £116.50, 258.9p; BTL – Balnabual, Dalcross, £116, 266.7p.

Feeding sheep: CHM ewe – 1 Balrobert Cottages, Inverness, £101, Ballicherry Farm, Balblair, £98; Chev ewe –1 Balrobert Cottages, £100, 6 Ardindrain, Kiltarlity, £100; Tex ram – Easter Balmungie, Rosemarkie, £100; SuffX ewe – Easter Balmungie, £98; Mule ewe – 1 Balrobert Cottages, £94.

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