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Sheep sale at Dingwall Mart


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 3123 sheep at its latest sale yesterday.

Lambs (2702) averaged £59.64 (+£16.87 on the year) and sold to £90 gross for a Suffolk cross from the Steading, Bettyhill.

Ewes and feeding sheep (421) sold to £200 gross twice for Cheviot rams from Inverinate Estate, Kyle of Lochalsh.

The mart said: “All classes once again commanded a strong trade.”

Other leading prices per head:

Lambs: Mill Blue – Teanahaun Croft, Conon Bridge, £89; TexX – Beallachangore Farm, Jamestown, £88.50, £85, Kempfield Croft, Culbokie, £84, Glachbeg, Allanglach Wood, £82; Chev – Keppernach Farm, Nairn, £84, 3 Camusnagaul, Dundonnell, £75, Balnacuile, Spinningdale, £73; Cross – 232 Proncycroy, Dornoch, £82, £74; CharX – Fair-A-Far, Kirkhill, £81, £77, £73.50, Greenlands Farm, Arabella, £73; ZwbX – Keppernach Farm, £79, Glachbeg, £78, Rurach Croft, Inverinate, £77; SuffX – Refouble, Glenferness, £78, £75, Kirkfield, Castletown, £78, £75,

Inchindown, Invergordon, £74; Mule – Fair-A-Far, £77.50, Clune &Corrybrough Estate, Tomatin, £73.50; CHM – Tombreck, Dallas, £70.50; BeltX – 8 Maryhill, Stornoway, £69.50.

Ewes and feeding Sheep – Chev ram – Inverinate Estate, £180, £120; TexX ram – Dell Farm, Whitebridge, £89;

TexX ewe – 37 Bank, Rogart, £88; Texel ewe – 232 Proncycroy, £82; Chev ewe – Knockinnon, Dunbeath, £78,

Allangrange Park, Muir of Ord, £76; Zwx ewe – Glachbeg, £75; TexX gmr – 37 Bank, Rogart, £75; Cross gmr – 232

Proncycroy, £74; BeltX wdr – 8 Maryhill, £71.

The mart sold 1023 sheep from Lewis livestock producers.

Lewis Livestock Producers lambs (1023) averaged £51.74 (+£15.93 on the year) and sold to £80 gross for a pen of Texel crosses from 22 Fivepenny, Ness.

Other leading prices per head:

Lambs: TexX – 55 Cross, Skigersta, £78, 24B Lionel, Ness, £77; Chev – 17 Lionel, Ness, £72, 5C Fivepenny, Ness, £69; SuffX – 9 Eordale, Ness, £69.50, 18 Cross, Ness, £68; Cross – 26 Borve, isle of Lewis, £67, 8 Lower Shader, Point, £67, 55 Cross, £66; BF – 24B Lionel, Ness, £65.

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