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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.

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