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Sale prices from Dingwall and Highlands Marts' sheep event


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts today sold 1625 sheep of all classes.

Lambs (1370) averaged £90.30 and sold to £147 gross for a Texel cross from 28 Skelbo Muir, Dornoch.

Ewes (166) averaged £67.05 and sold to £158 gross for a Cheviot from 90 Portgower, Helmsdale.

Rams and feeding sheep (72) sold to £164 gross for a Texel ram from Skinnerton, Inver.

Ewes with lambs at foot (14) sold to £150 gross for a Cross ewe with twin lambs at foot from Bogallan, North Kessock.

In lamb ewes (3) sold to £95 gross for LLeyn ewes from Ose Farm, Struan.

The verdict: “Store lambs again looked very dear no doubt spurred on by the continuing buoyant prime market. Ewes and Cast Rams were on a par with previous sales.”

Other leading prices per head:

Lambs: TexX - Blingery Farm, Wick, £144, 28 Skelbo Muir, £139, Drynie Farm, Dingwall, £131; BeltX – Lower Geanies, Fearn, £142, £115; Chev – Kintradwell Estate, Brora, £142, Lower Geanies, £138, 68 Foindle, Lairg, £136; SuffX – Kintradwell Estate, £138, £131, Fendom Farm, Tain, £137, £134, £130, £129, Cambusmore Estate, Dornoch, £128; CHM – Lower Geanies, £119; BF – 5 Aird, Ardvasar, £116, 13 Peinchorran, Braes, £111, 22 Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis, £110; Cross – Drynie Farm, £114, Ardtornish Farms, Oban, £105, 9 Drumfearn, Isleornsay, £101; Mule – Corslet Farm, Rosemarkie, £110.

Ewes: SuffX – Skinnerton, £148, Ose Farm, £93; Tex – Lochdhu, Nairn, £142; TexX – Wester Coillemore, Invergordon, £140, Lochdhu, £135, Milton Muie, Rogart, £125; Chev – Wester Fearn, Ardgay, £102, Blingery Farm, £99, Wester Coillemore, £94; BF – West Achnaclerach, Garve, £90, Corslet Farm, £90.

Rams and feeding sheep: Tex ram – Lochdhu, £152, £136; CHM wdr – Lower Geanies, £137; Chev ram – 209 East Doll, Brora, £132, 145 Badnellan, Brora, £122, Blingery Farm, £116; Chev – Kintradwell Estate, £120; BF wdr – Corslet Farm, £118; BFL wdr – Corslet Farm, £118; BF ram – Skinnerton, £108, 13 Peinchorran, £105; TexX wdr – Corslet Farm, £106, £104.


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