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.
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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