Sellers 'over the moon' after 'another fantastic day in Dingwall' at the mart
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DINGWALL and Highland Marts today sold 12 prime cattle 888 prime sheep.
Prime heifers (10) averaged 245.2 (+4.8p) and sold to 254.0p per kg for a 535kg Limousin cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, selling to Messrs Fraser Brothers, Butchers, Dingwall and £1,476.00 gross for a 600kg Limousin cross also from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall.
Other leading prices per kg:
Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (LimX), 251.0p twice, 249.0p, 247.0p, 246.0p, 245.0p, 244.0p; Castlecraig Farms, Nigg, (SimX), 232.0p.
Other leading prices per head:
Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (LimX), £1,444.20, £1,433.25, £1,380.50, £1,367.95, £1,358.90, £1,354.20, (SimX), £1,345.60, Castlecraig Farms, (SimX), £1,310.40.
The mart also sold 888 prime sheep.
New season lambs (584) averaged 263.5p (+30.3p) and sold to 282.8p per kg for a pen of 43.5kg Texel crosses from Balliefurth Farm, Grantown on Spey and £134 gross for a pen of 52kg Texel crosses from Inveruglas Farm, Kingussie.
Feeding sheep (304) sold to £146 gross for Texel ewes from Kinnahaird Farm, Contin.
The verdict: “With a sharp increase on last week, lambs were selling at prices never seen before at this time of year. Vendors were ‘over the moon’ with their day’s trading. A lesser number of ewes forward still produced an average of £83.94. Another fantastic day in Dingwall.”
Other leading prices per head and per kg –
New season lambs: TexX – Dunmaglass, Inverness, £132, £129, £126, 268.8p, Dunballoch, Beauly, £129, Ballicherry Farm, Balblair, £129, £128, £125, 280.4p, 274.7p, West Derrybeg, Aberlour, £128, Inveruglas Farm, £128, 278.3p, Dunain Mains, Inverness, £125.50, £124.50, 279.8p, 277.3p, 276.4p, 275.8p, Balliefurth Farm, £125, 277.8p, Viewhill Croft, Easter Kinkell, 280.5p, Kinnahaird Farm, £124, 272.5p, Dell Farm, Inverness, 269.8p, Drynie Farm, Dingwall, 276.5p, Fleucharry, Dornoch, 266.7p; BeltX – Inveruglas Farm, £130, 276.6p; Mule – Blackford Farm, Croy, £128.50, 262.1p, Tulloch Farm, Dingwall, £126, £122, 262.4p, Blackford Farm, £124.50, Dell Farm, 262.3p; CHM – Dunearn Farm, Nairn, £126, 271.0p, Viewhill Croft, £115, 263.5p; SuffX – Dunballoch, £125, 263.2p; BF – Drynie Farm, Dingwall, £124, £108.50, 263.8p, 258.3p; CharX – Balliefurth Farm, £123, 279.6p.
Feeding sheep: TexX ewe – Rhevackin Farm, Kiltarlity, £136, Greenlands, Arabella, £129, £116, Oakwood, Nigg Station, £121, Castlecraig Farms, Nigg, £118; SuffX ewe – Greenlands, £126, Dunain Mains, £101; BeltX ewe – Greenlands, £122; CharX ewe – Greenlands, £120; CHM ewe – Greenlands, £113, Dunain Mains, £107; Cross ewe – Shewglie, Glenurquhart, £111; Mule ewe – Castlecraig Farms, £109, Dunballoch, £109, Rhevackin Farm, £109, Dunain Mains, £100; Chev ewe – Skirza Croft, Freswick, £105; BF ewe – Blackford Farm, £90.