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Dingwall mart prices at sheep and lamb sale


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 7828 sheep of all classes including the annual spring sale of ewe lambs.

Ewe lambs (4083) averaged £90.88 (+£23.14) and sold to £150 gross for a pen of Beltex from Marian, Evanton.

Wedder lambs (2944) averaged £94.01 (+£36.43) and sold to £160 gross for a pen of crosses from Earlish, Uig.

Ewes and feeding sheep (692) sold to £146 gross for a Suffolk ewe from 30 Balallan, Lochs.

Breeding sheep (109) sold to £128 gross for a pen of cross ewes with lamb at foot from Silverwells, Edderton.

Other leading prices per head:

Ewe lambs: Chev – Viewbay, Munlochy, £136 & £125; Drumore, Evanton, £132, Clachan Farm, Lochbroom, £121; TexX – 1 Camusluinie, Killilan, £133, Morvich Farm, Rogart, £128, Balnabruich, Ardgay, £119; Mule – Glendoe Estate, Borlum, £132 & £131 (twice); BeltX – Simpson’s croft, Scotsburn, £128 and £126: Zwart – 7 Ferrindonald, Sleet, £114.

Wedder lambs: BeltX – Chev – Achany Farm, Lairg, £140, Suisgill Estate, Helmsdale, £140; Tex – 30 Balallan, £140; Cross - Earlish, Uig, £140, 25 lower Barvas, Stornoway, £133; TexX – Croft Martin, Kingussie, £139, Keppoch Farms, Dundonnell, £134, Upper Drumbuie, Drumnadrochit; Cross – 25 Lower Barvas, £133 & £118, Strone Farm, Banavie, £117; SuffX – Faichemard, Onich, £127, 25 Lower Barvas, £127, 4 Morefield, Ullapool, £114.

Ewes and feeding sheep: Mule ewe – Little Kildrummie, Nairn, £120; Tex ewe – Lochlait, Abriachan £120; CharX ram – Easter Templand, Fortrose, £120; Tex ram – Easter Templand, £116; Chev ewe – Mill Brae, Lochs, £113; TexX ewe – Easter Templand £113; SuffX ewe – Breakachy, Laggan, £110.


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