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Sellers 'over the moon' after 'another fantastic day in Dingwall' at the mart

By Hector MacKenzie

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“With a sharp increase on last week, lambs were selling at prices never seen before at this time of year."
“With a sharp increase on last week, lambs were selling at prices never seen before at this time of year."

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.

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