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Prices and prizes from Christmas show and sale at Dingwall and Highland Marts


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 28 prime cattle at its Christmas Show and Sale judged by W Cameron Esq, Burnside of Edingight.

Overall champion and 1st prize best bullock – Messrs J Munro & Son, Invercharron, Ardgay for an 18 month old, 560kg Limousin

cross selling at 295p per kg (£1,652.00) to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.

Reserve champion and 1st prize best heifer – Messrs J & B McCallum, Mountrich Farm, Dingwall for a 23 month old, 585kg Limousin cross selling at 310.0p per kg (£1,813.50) to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall.

2nd prize best bullock – Messrs A Moore (Drummond) Ltd, Drummond Farm, Evanton, 209.0p.

2nd prize best heifer – Messrs J & J Henderson, Udale, Poyntzfield, 290.0p.

Prime bullocks (5) averaged 237.5p (+26.7p) and sold to 295.0p per kg and £1,652.00 gross for a 560kg Limousin cross from Invercharron, Ardgay selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.

Prime heifers (23) averaged 230.4p (+17.9p) and sold to 310.0p per kg and £1,813.50 gross for a 585kg Limousin cross from Mountrich Farm, Dingwall selling to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall.

Other leading prices per kg:

Bullocks: Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, (LimX), 238.0p, (AAX), 231.0p; Drummond Farm, Evanton, (LimX), 223.0p.

Heifers: Udale, Poyntzfield, (BRB), 290.0p; Bridgend Farm, (BRB), 234.0p, (LimX), 232.0p; Mountrich Farm, (LimX), 231.0p.

Other leading prices per head –

Bullocks: Drummond Farm, (LimX), £1,473.45, £1,338.00; Bridgend Farm, (AAX), £1,328.25.

Heifers: Udale, (BRB), £1,682.00; Mountrich Farm, (LimX), £1,493.40; Bridgend Farm, (LimX), £1,431.90; Drummond Farm, (LimX), £1,423.50.

The mart sold 909 prime sheep at its Christmas Show and Sale.

New season lambs (704) averaged 195.2p (+0.1p) and sold to 282.6p per kg and £130.00 gross.

SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (435) averaged 197.2p (-2.0p) per kg.

Feeding sheep (205) sold to £150 gross.

It sold 909 prime sheep.

Prize list

Champion pen of 3 lambs and 1st prize pen of 3 Beltex lambs – Messrs Conon Brae Farms, Torgorm sold at £130 (282.6p) for a pen of 46kg Beltex crosses.

Reserve Champion pen of 3 lambs and 1st prize pen of 3 Suffolk lambs – Messrs Conon Brae Farms, Torgorm sold at £110, (241.8p) to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.

Pen of 3 Cheviot lambs - 1st – Messrs G R G McCallum & Son, Belmaduthy, £98; 2 nd – J Matheson Esq, 91/92 Achviach, £96.

Pen of 3 Blackface lambs – 1st – Messrs B W & J Johnstone, Achnabat, £94; 2 nd – J Ross Esq, Achdubh, £95.

Pen of 3 Suffolk lambs – 1st – Messrs Conon Brae Farms, £110, 2 nd – Messrs Muirton Mains Farmers, Urray, £97.

Pen of 3 Texel lambs – 1st – Messrs Conon Brae Farms, £100; 2 nd – D A Budge Esq, Brae Edge, £101.

Pen of 3 Beltex lambs – 1st – Messrs Conon Brae Farms, Torgorm, Conon Bridge, £130.

New season lambs (704) averaged 195.2p (+0.1p) and sold to 282.6p per kg and £130.00 gross for a pen of 46kg Beltex crosses from Torgorm, selling to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall.

SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (435) averaged 197.2p (-2.0p) per kg.

Feeding sheep (205) sold to £150 gross for a Suffolk ram from 9 Wester Muckernich, Tore.

Other leading prices per head and per kg –

New season lambs: SuffX – Torgorm, £110, 241.8p; TexX – Brae Edge Farm, Castletown, £101, Torgorm, 229.9p; Chev –

Belmaduthy, £98, Torgorm, 211.1p; BF – Achdubh, Conon Bridge, £95, Achnabat, 208.9p; Mule – Tulloch Farm, Dingwall, £91.50; RSN – 9 Wester Muckernich, £89, 202.3p; DSX – Oakview House, Beauly, £88, 9 Wester Muckernich, 202.3p.

Feeding sheep: Tex ram – 8 Englishtonmuir, Bunchrew, £136; Suff ram – Cabrich, Kirkhill, £118; Suff ewe – Achavrole Mains,

Halkirk, £116; TexX ewe – Conan Mains, Conon Bridge, £104, Balnabual, Dalcross, £95; SuffX ram – South Clunes Farm,

Kirkhill, £98; SuffX ewe – Easter Suddie, Munlochy, £94; Mule ewe – Balnabual, £79; BF – Dalmagarry Farms, Moy, £67.


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