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The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - FARMING -

LOCHMADDY, Ding­wall and High­land Marts Ltd sold 314 weaned calves and store cat­tle, six adult head of breed­ing cat­tle and 30 OTM cat­tle. Prior to the sale the judge, Mr K McKen­zie, awarded the fol­low­ing: Over­all cham­pion and 1st prize bul­lock – Mr H MacDon­ald, 1 Knock­line, 470kg, £1,000. Re­serve cham­pion and 2nd prize bul­lock – Mr E MacDon­ald, Old Inn, 455kg, £1,000. 1st prize heifer – Mr H MacDon­ald, 1 Knock­line 395kg, £1,040. Bul­locks (189) av­er­aged 197.3p and sold to 235.1p per kg for a 370kg Li­mousin cross from 15 Tigharry, Lochmaddy and £1,030 for a 560kg Sim­men­tal cross from 22 and 10 Bale­more, Bay­head. Heifers (125) av­er­aged 192.3p per kg and sold to 263.3p per kg and £1,040 for a 395kg Li­mousin cross from 1Knock­line, Bay­head. Breed­ing cat­tle (6) sold to £840 for a Li­mousin cross cow with a calf at foot from 12 Sol­las, Lochmaddy. OTM cat­tle (30) sold to 112.7p per kg for an 825kg Aberdeen-An­gus cross from 3 Creagorry, Ben­bec­ula and £1,020 for an 1,075kg Shorthorn cross from 9 Clachan Sands, Lochmaddy. Other lead­ing prices: Bul­locks: 251-300kg – 15 Tigharry, £690, 233.9p; 301-350kg – 7 Tigharry, Lochmaddy, £790, 5 Nun­ton, Ben­bec­ula, 228.1p; 351-400kg – 3 Hosta, Lochmaddy, £910, 230.4p; 401450kg – Old Inn, £970, 231.0p; 451-500kg – Old Inn £1,010, 222.0p; 501-550kg – 2 Sol­las, Lochmaddy, £950. Heifers up to 250kg – 10 Borve, Bern­eray, £490, 15 Lini­clate, Creagorry, 204.7p; 251-300kg – 13 Hougharry, Lochmaddy, £610, 15 Tigharry, 218.5p; 301-350kg – 15 Tigharry, £730, 1 Gren­i­tote, Sol­las, 229.5p; 351-400kg – 8 Clachan Sands, Lochmaddy, £910, 246.0p; 401-450kg – 8 Clachan Sands, £900, 222.2p; 451-500kg – 2 Sol­las, £740, 157.5p. OTM cat­tle per head: 3 Creagorry, Ben­bec­ula, (AA), £930; 4 New­ton, Lochmaddy, (AAX), £860; 6 Borve, Bern­eray, (Lui), £860; 8 Bal­ranald, Tigharry, (LimX), £800. OTM cat­tle per kg: 10 Borve, Bern­eray, (LimX), 104.0p; 1 Knock­line, Bay­head, (Lui), 103.7p; 4 New­ton, Lochmaddy, (AAX), 100.6p.

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