‘Phenomenal average’ for OTM cows at Dingwall and Highland Marts sale amid ‘animated poll’ for Angus bulls

Market prices.

DINGWALL and Highland Marts Ltd sold 1,001 store cattle and 19 large head of breeding cattle yesterday.

Bulls (626) averaged 235.4p per kg and sold at 298.7p per kg for a pair of 452kg limousines from Clury Farm, Dulnain Bridge, and a £1,590 total 670kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Knockdee Farm, Halkirk .

Heifers (367) averaged 224.0p per kg and sold to 276.2p per kg for a pen of Wagyu cross from Knockdee Farm, Halkirk, and £1,320 for a pen of Aberdeen Angus from 3 Dounie, Edderton.

Young Bulls (4) sold to £990 for a 465kg Limousin cross from Carnoch, Strathconon.

Rig (4) sold to £1,000 for 485kg of beef from Garve, Killin Farm.

Breeding cattle (19) sold to £1,800 for a Limousin bull from Trien Croft.

Verdict: “A very mixed offer from stores saw heavy cattle take a big trade. Angus bulls also experienced an animated inquiry and more could be sold. Smaller long-term storage types would be more difficult to cash in today as buyers are wary of rising winter feed costs.”

Other leading prices per head and kg:

Bulls – 251-300kg – Breakachy, Laggan, £710, 254.6p, Balmacaan Farm, Drumnadrochit, £700, 252.7p, Achnamoine, Watten, £690, Lieurary Mains, Thurso, 264p; 301-350kg – Clury Farm, £930, 265.7p, North Calder, Halkirk, £850, Coul of Fairburn, £840, 254.6p, Breakachy, 256.9p; 351-400kg – North Calder, £970, 264.3p, 2 Lochend, Barrock, £940, Bunchrew Farm, Inverness, £940, 244.2p, Burnside Croft, Jameston, 243.7p; 401-450kg – Clury Farm, £1,220, 286.4p, Bunchrew Farm, £1,200, 267.9p, Murza, Wick, £1,190, Smerral, 279.0p; 451-500kg – Cluri, £1,350, 272.9, 2 Lochend, £1,340, 273.5p, Knockdee Farm, £1,330, Murza, 280.1p; 501-550kg – Murza, £1,380, 263.9p, 1 Skaill, Downreay, £1,320, May Trust Castle, Longoe Farm, £1,300, Rattar Mains, 247.5p, Rhevackin Farm, Kiltarlity, 22453 p. 551-600kg – Knockdee Farm, £1,400, (twice), £1,380, 240.6p, 237.9p, 237.7p; Over 600kg – Fiddlefield, Muir of Ord, £1,570, £1,540, 246.4p, 243.4p, Knockdee Farm, 237.3p.

Heifers – up to 250kg – Breakachy, £550, 224.5p, New Croft, Knockfarrel, £500, 204.1p;251-300kg – 1 Raddery, Fortrose, £630, 242.3p, Corriemoillie, Achley, Garve , £630m Maryburgh, £570, Trien Croft, Carbost, 203.7p; 301-350kg –2 Lochend, £890, 254.3p, Coul of Fairburn, £800, Milton Croft, Edderton, £780, 5 Strathnaver, Kinbrace, 301p, Strath, Gairloch, 230.0p; 351-400kg – Easter Templand, Fortrose, £970, 255.3p, 249.3p, Craiglands, Fortrose, £950, North Calder, £940, Shop Farm, Caithness, 248.0p;401-450kg – Rheva, 06, £02.2 in p, Knockdee Farm, £1,160, 267.5p, 34 Newmarket, Laxdale, £1,150, Murza, 269.3p;451-500kg – Greenvale, Dunnet, £1,280, £1,260, £1,260, £1,260, £1,260. £25.7sp, £25.7mp, £25.7mp. 248.4p;501-550kg – Milton Croft, £1,200, 220.2p, Atchley Farm,

£1,180, Borowston Mains, Thurso, £1,180, 233.7p, 3 Dounie, 223.7p;551-600kg – Achley Farm, £1,290, £1,270, £1,230, 225.1p, 225.1p;551-600kg.

Breeding cattle:

Cows in calf- Carnoch, (Limx), £1,550, (SalX), £1,320, 2 & 3 Kinloid, (SalX), (SimX),

£1200, (twice); Cows in calf – 52 Craggiemore, (AAX), £1,350, 1 & 2 Conon, Uig, (LimX), £1,260.

OTM head and feeder cattle (161) averaged 184.9p per kg and sold to 226.1p per kg for 6902kg.

£2,200 for a Limousin cross cow from Dunain Mains, Inverness and a 1,255kg Aberdeen Angus bull from Heights of Brae, Strathbrae.

Verdict: “The OTM cows burned at a phenomenal average, despite most of the sale being made up of thinner tires. Beef cows were too short for buyer’s requirements, easily going over £2 per kilo.’

Other leading prices included:

OTM prime and fed cattle: Strathbrae, (CharX), £2,120, Hilton Farm, (CharX), £2,080, (SimX), £1,520, Wester Craiglands, (CharX), £2,060, (SimX), £1,910 , ( BshoX), £1,900, (LimX), £1,900, £1,780, (twice), £1,740, (Char bull), £1,880, (AAX), £1,510, Lochdhu, Nairn, (AA), £ 1,910, Newlands Clan, (SimX), £1,770, Dunain Mains, (SimX), £1,740, £1,400, (LimX), £1,560, £1,490, 107 Torroble, Lairg, (ShoX), £1,730, (LimX) , £1,710, Fairburn Farms, Urray, (LimX), £1,710, Clury Farm, (LimX), £1,660, Milton Croft, (CharX), £1,610, £1,440, (LimX), £1,520 , (SimX), £1.5 , Waterloo, Wick, (CharX), £1,600, £1,570, (HerX), £1,480, (LimX), £1,480, Atchley Farm, (ShoX), £1,580, £1,560, £1,420, Kinchyle Farm, (LimX), £1,560, £1,550, £1,490, (SimX), £1,480, Udale, Dingwall, (Lim bull), £1,560, (BRB bull ), £1,420, 4 & 5 Totescore, Portrait e, (SimX) , £1,550, Spittal Mains, Watten, (SimX), £1,530, Corriemoillie, (LimX), £1,510, Breakachy, (AAX), £1,500, Beehive, Duncanston, (Lim bull), £1,480 , Coul of Fairburn, (CharX), £1,440, Wester Fearn, Ardgay, (AA), £1,430, Gesto Farm, Struan, (SalX), £1,400, 4 Balgowan, Struan, (AAX), £1,400, 207 Migdale , ( BshoX), £1,400.

Other leading prices per kg:

OTM prime and fed cattle: Breakachy, (BshoX), 225.9p, (AAX), 224.1p, 212.4p, Strathbrae, (CharX), 225.5p, Lochdhu, (AAX), 224.7p, Craiglands, (LimX) , 2245. .p, 219.2p, 218.4p, 213.2, 208.2p, (Char bull), 217.3p, (SimX), 214.6p, (AAX), 214.2p, (BshoX), 212.3p, Hilton Farm, ( CharX), 221.3p, (SimX), 205.4p, 107 Torroble, (LimX), 220.7p, 216.3p, Kinchyle, (LimX), 219.7p, 206.7p, (SimX), 209.9p, 2 & 3 Kinloid, SalX), 219.4p, Waterloo, (LimX), 219.3, 214.3p, (CharX), 212.2p, 210.5p, 204.3p, Bunchrew Farm, (AAX), 218.9p, Clury Farm, (LimX), 21, 4 and 5 Totescore, (SimX), 216.8p, Coul of Fairburn, (CharX), 216.5p, Dunain Mains, (LimX), 215.9p, (SimX), 213.5p, Torran Farm, Delny, (BRB), 214.6p , Achley Farm, (BshoX), 213.5p, 212.2p, 210.7p, 3 Torrin, Broadford, 212.6, Spittal Mains, (SimX), 212.5p, Fairburn Farms, (LimX), 209.8p, Corriemoillie , 209.7p, East Clyne, Brora, (LimX), 208.4p, 208.2p, Milton Croft, (CharX), 207.7p, (SimX), 205.7p, Torvaig, (LimX), 206.8p.


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