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LOCHMADDY – Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd on April 21 sold 67 store cattle and one adult head of breeding cattle. Bullocks (37) averaged 210.7p and sold to 290.9p per kg for a 275kg Limousin cross from 20 Rushgarry and £1,450 gross for a 780kg Charolais cross from 50 Balgarvca, Eochar. Heifers (30) averaged 229.3p and sold to 276.2p per kg for an 870kg Limousin cross from Dunskellar, Sollas, and £990 gross for a 420kg Limousin cross also from Dunskellar. Breeding cattle (one) sold to £1,250 gross for a Limousin in calf heifer from Hastain, Bayhead. Other leading prices per head and per kg: Bullocks 201-250kg – 8 Borve, Berneray, £650, 260.0p; 251-300kg – 20 Rushgarry, £830,286.2p; 301-350kg – 15 Tigharry, Lochmaddy, £850, 7 Tigharry, Lochmaddy, 258.1p; 351- 400kg – Hastain, £980, 264.9p; 401- 450kg – Old Inn, Lochmaddy, £980, 227.9p; 451-500kg – 8 Balranald, Tigharry, £980, 200.0p; 501-550kg – 2 Sollas, Lochmaddy, £1,000, 196.1p; 551- 600kg – 8 Balranald, Tigharry, £1,080, 186.2p; 601- 650kg – 50 Balgarvca, £1,200, 193.6p; over 651kg – 50 Balgarvca, £1,350, 185.9p. Heifers 201-250kg – Dunskellar, £640, 261.2p; 251-300kg – Dunskellar, £760, 20 Rushgarry, 267.9p; 301-350kg – 7 Tigharry, £880, 20 Rushgarry, 268.8p; 351- 400kg – 20 Knockintorran, Bayhead, £980, 7 Tigharry, 252.8p; 401- 450kg – Dunskellar, £970, 235.7p; 451-500kg – 3 Hosta, Tigharry, £960, 204.3p. PORTREE – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on April 22 sold 41 store cattle, 2 breeding cattle, 7 OTM cattle. Bullocks (30) averaged 249.2p and sold to 297.1p per kg for 175kg Limousin crosses from 5 Eyre, Snizort and also for 240kg Limousin crosses from 3 Ardmore, Waternish, and £980 gross for a 380kg Limousin cross from 1 and 2 Stenscholl, Staffin. Heifers (11) averaged 203.5p and sold to 258.8p per kg and £880 gross for a 340kg Limousin cross from Brae Eynort, Carbost. Breeding cows (2) sold to £1,020 gross for a Limousin cross with a heifer calf at foot from 28 Stenscholl, Staffin. OTM cows (7) sold to £980 gross for a 780kg Limousin cross from South Cuidreach, Earlish. Other leading prices per head and per kg: Bullocks up to 200kg – 5 Eyre, £ 540, 276.9p; 201-250kg – 3 Ardmore, Waternish, £700, 2 Vatten, Dunvegan, 264.0p; 251-300kg – 8 Digg, Staffin, £830, 3 Ardmore, 285.2p; 301-350kg – 8 Digg, £890, 273.9p; 351- 400kg – 12 Portnalong, Carbost, £950, 1 & 2 Stenscholl, 257.9p; 401- 450kg – 12 Portnalong, Carbost, £880, 204.7p. Heifers up to 250kg – 2 Vatten, £610, 254.2p; 251-300kg – 16 Torrin, Broadford, £750, 254.2p; 301-350kg – Swordale, Broadford, £750, 220.6p; 351- 400kg – Swordale, £740, 205.6p; over 401kg – Brae Eynort, £620, 124.0p. DINGWALL – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on April 25 sold 33 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (12) averaged 215.9p (N/C) and sold to 220.0p per kg and £1,343.75 gross. Prime heifers (21) averaged 224.8p (+11.1p) and sold to 240.0p per kg and £1,440.00 gross. Prime bullocks (12) averaged 215.9p (N/C) and sold to 220.0p per kg for a 575kg Simmental cross from Newton of Darnaway, Forres, to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd, Dingwall, and £1,343.75 gross for a 625kg Limousin cross from Braes of Coulmore, North Kessock also to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd, Dingwall. Prime heifers (21) averaged 224.8p (+11.1p) and sold to 240.0p per kg and £1,440 gross for a 600kg Limousin cross from Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd, Dingwall. Other leading prices per kg: Bullocks: Newton of Darnaway, (SimX), 219.0p (thrice); Ashley, North Kessock, (LimX), 217.0p. Heifers: Kinchyle Farm, (LimX), 236.0p; Newton of Darnaway, (CharX), 234.0p; Easter Strath of Auchterflow, Killen, (SimX), 233.0p; Penick Farms, Auldearn, (BdaX), 226.0p; Balintraid, Delny, (AAX), 218.0p. Other leading prices per head Bullocks: Ashley, (LimX), £1,341.90; Newton of Darnaway, (SimX), £1,281.15.
Heifers: Kinchyle Farm, (LimX), £1,380.60; Balintraid, £1,335.75; Penick Farms, (BdaX), £1,333.40; Newton of Darnaway, (CharX), £1,275.30; Easter Strath of Auchterflow, (BrbX), £1,231.70. DINGWALL – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on April 25 sold 1,010 prime sheep. Old season lambs (755) averaged 170.8p (-11.8p) and sold to 211.8p per kg and £90 gross. SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (509) averaged 180.3p (-5.2p) per kg. Feeding sheep (255) sold to £94 gross. Old season lambs (755) averaged 170.8p (-11.8p) and sold to 211.8p per kg and £90 gross for a pen of Cheviots from Torgorm, Conon Bridge to Messrs Fraser Brothers Butchers, Dingwall. Meikle Seggie £95 STIRLING – United Auctions on Thursday April 27 sold 3782 prime sheep including 90 new season lambs to an average of 221.71ppk and 3094 hoggs selling to an average of 173.03ppk and 598 ewes and rams. Spring lambs (90) – Stanley (Suff) £116; Woodhead of Aberdalgie (X) £110; Mains of Callander (Hamp) £95; Greystone (Zwa) £95; Southfield (Char) £90. Spring lambs (90) – Stanley (Suff) 252p; Greystone (Zwar) 238p; Woodhead of Aberdalgie (X) 227p; Southfield (Char) 225p; Mains of Callander (Hamp) 218p. Hoggs (3094) – Luckenburn(BTex) £120.00; Ballechin (Tex) £103; Ballechin (BTex) £102.00; Clochnahill (Suff) £92.00; West Thomaston (Chev) £88.00; Craigend (X) £88.00; Pityot (BF) £80.00; Yorkston & Holehouse (Mule) £74.50. Hoggs (3094) – Luckenburn (BTex) 267p; Ballechin (Tex) 248p; Craig Farm (Tex) 202p; West Thomaston (BF) 196p; Craig Farm (Suff) 192p; Yorkston (Mule) 177p. Ewes (598) Broomknowes (Tex) £140.00; Chalmerston (Suff) £124.00; Woodhead of Aberdalgie (BTex) £95.00; Kinaldy (Chev) £90.00; Southfield (Char) £89.00; Strone (Mule) £86.00; Bangour (Hamp) £85.00; Blackburn (BF) £68.00 Tups – Grantsbanks (Tex) £84.00; Lenaig (Suff) £81.00; Bangour (Char)£76.00.
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts Ltd on Thursday April 27 sold 171 cattle comprising 97 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls, nine OTM cattle, 65 cast cows and bulls. Prime bullocks averaged – 212p Prime heifers averaged – 215p Young bulls averaged – 184p Beef cows averaged – 137p Dairy cows averaged – 103p Good show of cattle forward again for numbers and quality maintained last weeks firm trade. Prime bullocks sold to 242ppkg for a British Blue from W Dandie and Son, Learielaw, Broxburn, purchased by H Black and Sons, Butchers, Lanark and to a gross of £1695 for an Aberdeen Angus from Ferguson Bros, Gillandersland to Malcolm Allan, Falkirk. Prime heifers sold to 242ppkg for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, to G Kirk and Son, Limited, Denny, and to £1680 for a Charolais from A Chapman, Wester Gartshore, Kirkintilloch, to Malcolm Allan. Bulls sold to 210ppkg for a Limousin from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, Clackmannan, and to £1457.40 from the same farm. Leading prices. Bullocks ppkg – 235p Learielaw 232p Moorfield 232p Brockwoodlees 228p Meadowend, Mains of Cultmalundie and Brockwoodlees 224p Lammerview, Easterton and Brockwoodlees 220p Brockwoodlees 218p Candermains and Westwoodlane Heifers ppkg – 240p Meikle Seggie and Learielaw 238p Mains of Cultmalundie and Meadowend 234p West Mains and Todhall 236p Brockwoodlees 230p Moorfield and Middlerigg 228p Brockwoodlees and Priestside 226p Moorfield (twice) and Faskine 225p Todhall, Meadowend and Priestside. Bullocks per head – £1570 Greencraig £1568 Learielaw £1560 Learielaw £1545 Moorfield £1542 Meadowend £1519 Greencraig £1504 Greencraig £1497 Moorfield £1496 Kinneil Mill Heifers per head – £1581 Mains of Cultmalundie £1475 Wr Gartshore £1453 Brockwoodlees £1432 Todhall £1418 Brockwoodlees £1408 Todhall £1398 Learielaw £1389 Mains of Cultmalundie.