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Sheep sale prices at Dingwall and Highland Mart with short-keep lambs 'in seriously short supply'


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Mart.
Dingwall Mart.

Dingwall and Highland Marts sold 4376 sheep yesterday.

Lambs (3690) averaged £66.27 (+£6.63 on the year) and sold to £111 gross for a Beltex cross from Tullyglens, Dunphail.

Ewes and Feeding Sheep (686) sold to £280 gross for a Texel Ram from The Stables, Fearn.

The verdict: “Store lamb met a firm enquiry throughout for a show that wouldn’t have the scale and power we’ve had in previous weeks therefore short keep lambs were in a seriously short supply.”

Other leading prices per head:

Lambs: BeltX – Tullyglens, £102, £90, £85.50 and £84, 43 Bernisdale, Portree, £100, £78.50 and £77, Pelaig, Dingwall, £100 and £91, Davidson Croft, Heights of Fodderty, £100, Lochside Croft, Sarclet, £84, 19 Marvig, Lochs, £83.50, Fodderletter Farm, Tomintoul, £82, 8 Maryhill, Stornoway, £81.50. TexX – 3 Kinbeachie, Culbokie, £100, Sandside Cottage, Tomatin £92, Broomlea House, Loans of Tullich, £90, New Rose Cottage Croft, Heights of Inchvannie, £87, Pelaig, £86 (3 times), £80.50, 3 Kinbeachie, £86, Inver Croft, Tain, £86, 14 Melbost, Isle of Lewis, £84.50, 1 Eyre, Snizort, £84.50, Glencassley Farm, West Durcha, £84, 217 Rossal, Rogart, £83.50, Broomlea House, £83, Rhevackin Farm, Kiltarlity, £83, 1 Achinlochy, Skelpick, £83, New Rose Cottage Croft, £82.50, Balintore Farms, £82.50, Sandside Cottage, £82, Parkview, Auckengill, £82, 20B North Dell, Ness, £82, Drum Na Garrachan, Culbirnie, £77.50, Allanmore, Drumnadrochit, £77; Chev - Inver Croft, £98, 55 Spouite, Brora, £84.50, An Teallach, Drynie Park, £79, Springfield House, Corry, £78, Killen Farm, Garve, £77; ZWB – 90 Portgower, Helmsdale, £92; SuffX – Culbirnie Croft, Kiltarlity, £89, Corslet Farm, Rosemarkie £86, 1 Eyre, £84, Rhevackin, £82 & £77, 15 Burns Crescent, Dingwall, £81.50, Balintore Farms , £79; Cross - 3 Kinbeachie, £88.50, Easter Glackton, Gollanfield; Mule - £86, Parkview, £78.

Ewes and Feeding Sheep – Chev Gmr - 55 Spouite, £138; Chev Ram - Inver Croft, £130 & £105, Ivy Cottage, Achentoul, £107, Torrish Estate, £92, Achentoul Farms, £91; Chev ewe - Killin farm, £120 & £119, Rutherford, Dornoch, £119, Inver Croft, £88, 55 Spouite, £86, 19 Sconser, Isle of Skye, £86, Glachbeg, Allanglach Wood, £86, Easter Glackton, £85, Shepherds Bungalow, Clebrig, £84, (twice), 55 Spouite, £84; ZWX Gmr – 217 Rossal, £115; BF Gmr – 17 Aitemore road, Dornie, £109; BFL Gmr – 217 Rossal, £108; TexX & Tex Ewe – 232 Proncycroy, Dornoch, £98 & £85, Loandhu, Fearn, £90; Mule Ewe – Easter Glackton, £88; Belt Ewe – Loandhu, £86.

The mart sold 117 sheep from Lewis Livestock Producers.

Lewis Livestock Producers ewes (117) averaged £54.96 and sold to £88 gross for a pen of Blackface Ewes from 12 Eoropie, Ness.

Other leading prices per head:

Ewes: TexX – 22 Fivepenny, Ness, £86; Chev Gmr - 6 Knockaird, Ness, £78; Chev ewe - Tigh an Rudha, Eoropie, £73, 4 Eoropie, £72 & £65, 12 Lionel, Port of Ness, £71, 33 South Galson, Isle of Lewis, £67; BF ewe – 12 Eoropie, Ness, £70; Cross - 24B Lionel, Ness, £69, 5C Fivepenny, Ness, £68.

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