Around the Markets
DINGWALL: Dingwall and Highland Marts, February 8, sold 786 sheep of all classes.
Lambs (388) averaged £46.09 and sold to £73 gross for Cheviots from Achosnich, Dornoch.
Ewes (329) averaged £52.55 and sold to £93 gross a Suffolk from Glebe of Deisher, Boat of Garten.
Rams and feeding sheep (69) averaged £55.64 and sold to £102 gross for a Texel ram from 14 Airdens, Bonar Bridge.
A mixed show saw strong and fleshy lambs meet a keen demand, smaller kinds easier. Top end ewes were dearer others at similar rates. Other leading prices:
Lambs: Cross – Shepherds Cottage, Tain, £72, Achosnich, £70; CharX – Shepherds Cottage, £70.50; Chev – Hallcroft, Brora, £69.50, Sheildaig, Strathcarron, £56; Mule – Gorthleck Mains, Inverness, £68; SuffX - 17 Englishtonmuir, Inverness, £66; BF – 9 Sasaig, Teangue, £65, Gorthleck Mains, £58; TexX – Carnoch Farm, Errogie, £64.50, Dell Farm, Whitebridge, £63.50, 14 Airdens, £63; BeltX – Loanreach, Ardross, £59.50.
Ewes: BFL - Glebe of Deisher, £85; Chev – Linnie, Tore, £82, Lochdhu, Nairn, £75; TexX – Drummond Farm, Evanton, £79, Lochdhu, £78 (twice), 17 Englishtonmuir, £74; SuffX – 14 Airdens, £74; Char – Ankerville, Nigg, £69.50; Mule – Dell Farm, £66, Ankerville, £58.50; Cross – Lochdhu, £55.50.
Rams: Chev – Muie and Rhein Club, Rogart, £77, Sheildaig, £70, Craigmhor, Glenelg and Leckmelm, Ullapool, £64; Tex – Lynton, Staffi n, £74; BFL – Gorthleck Mains, £58.
STIRLING: Caledonian Mart Ltd, February 9: 178 cattle Prime Bullocks Averaged 208p Prime Heifers Averaged 214p Bulls Averaged179p Beef Cows Averaged122p Dairy Cows Averaged 100p A good show of cattle for quality. Handy weight cattle were short of requirements and many more cattle could have been sold.
Bullocks sold to 240ppkg for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie purchased by W W Wales Ltd, Glencairn Ind Est, Kilmarnock and to £1540 from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn.
Heifers sold to 242ppkg for a Limousin from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn purchased by H A Black & Sons, Butchers, Armadale and Lanark and to £1613 from D Dickinson.
Young Bulls sold to 210ppkg for a Limousin from M Jack, Carriston, Markinch to J Findlay Ltd, Wishaw and to £1,604 from W Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk, Stirling. Other Leading Prices:
Bullocks ppkg 238p + 235p Nethermyres 232p Easter Ochtermuthill & Learielaw 230p Learielaw 228p Brockwoodlees 225p + 222p Nethermyres 220p Brockwoodlees & Nethermyres 218p Ramornie Heifers ppkg 240p (twice) Easter Ochtermuthill
238p + 235p Brockwoodlees & Easter Ochtermuthill
232p (twice) + 230p Mains of Throsk
230p Bogleys, Learielaw &
Easter Ochtermuthill 228p Bankhead ( Kerr) 225p Bogleys 222p + 220p Turniemoon, Bankhead & Nethermyres
Also forward were 74 Cast Cows. Beef Cows sold to £1,290 from J & N Kerr, Bankhead, Aberdour and to 155ppkg from J Brisbane, Westwoodlane, Gargunnock. Dairy Cows sold to £1,070 from W A Hume & Co, Easter Clune, Dunfermline and to 126p from the same home. Bulls sold to £1,350 from J& J Pollock, Malletsheugh, Newton Mearns. Other Leading Prices:
Beef Cows per Head £1240 Westwoodlane £1230 Malletsheugh £1220 Seggarsdean £1200 Mains of Throsk £1180 Westwoodlane £1150 Mains of Throsk Beef Cows ppkg 154p Mains of Throsk 146p Seggarsdean 144p Lammerview 143p (twice) Mains of Throsk Dairy Cows per Head £1060 Carskerdo £980 Carneil £920 Carskerdo £900 + £870 Carneil £830 + £820 Meldrum Dairy Cows ppkg 115p + 110p Carneil 110p Blairmains 109p Knockraich (twice) and Carskerdo 108.5p Inchgall & Carneil Also forward 16 Beef and Dairy Calves. Dairy Bull calves averaged £33.80 from JC & I Reade, Scriob Ruadh, Isle of Mull, with Beef Bull calves from the same home averaging £59.25. Beef Heifers calves sold away averaging £82.50, also from J C & I Reade, Scriob Ruadh, Isle of Mull. Top price of the day for Dairy Bull calves came to £50 from A Reid, Plean, Stirling.
FORT WILLIAM: Dingwall & Highland Marts, February 9, sold 507 sheep of all classes.
Lambs (271) sold to £70 gross for a Blackface from Hillside Farm, Kilchoan and also for a pair of Charolais crosses from Loch Treig, Inverlochy.
Ewes (50) sold to £31 gross for a pen ofHebridean crosses from Carnoch Farm, Ardgour.
Rams (186) sold to £86 gross for a Suffolk from East Croft Roy, Newtonmore.
Fleshy and well bred rams, ewes and lambs met a fi rm enquiry, whilst weathered and plainer types met a satisfactory demand.” Leading prices per head:
Lambs: SuffX – 19 Blarmacfoldach, Fort William, £63, East Croft Roy, £51; LynX – BlarA’Chaoruinn, Fort William, £62, Tigh An Uilt, Kilchoan, £61; Chev – Ardnamurchan Estate, Kilchoan, £60; BF – Ardnamurchan Estate, £60, Hillside Farm, £56.50, 19 Blarmacfoldach, £52; HdwX – Tigh Airigh, Fort William, £ 42.
Ewes: BF – Blarour, Fort William, £27, Inversanda Estate, Ardgour & Insh Farm, Spean Bridge, £24.
Rams: Suff – Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge, £77, 19 Blarmacfoldach, £58; Chev – 4 Glebehill, Kilchoan, £75, Balmaglaster, £67; BFL – Balmaglaster, £60; BF – Ardnamurchan Estate, £59, BL – Ockle, Acharacle, £58; Zwb – Ockle, £57; Llyn – Blarour, £56; Belt – Glendoe Estate, Fort Augustus, £50.