Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd - Sale 18 July 2012
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (July, 18th) sold 1,308 store cattle at the Anniversary show and sale.
The Judge, Mr D. Fraser, Easter Clune of Lethen, Nairn, chose as his Overall Champion in the T.S.H. Burns & Son, Solicitors sponsored show of single cattle, the senior champion, a 630kg Limousin cross heifer from the Tom Henderson, Udale, Poyntzfield, which realised £1,500 to Fraser Brothers Butchers, Dingwall. The Reserve Champion award went to the intermediate champion, a 565kg Limousin cross bullock from The Firm of J. Munro, Invercharron, Ardgay, realising £1,280 to A. Cumming, Tillydesk, Ellon.
Bullocks (795) averaged 215.1p (+16.2p on the year) and sold to 277.3p per kg for a 440kg British Blue cross from Coldhome Farm, Fortrose, and £1,380 gross for a 630kg Limousin cross from 141 Burnside, Kinlochbervie.
Heifers (513) averaged 205p (+14.5p on the year) and sold to 338.9p per kg for a 360kg Limousin cross from Lyne of Urchany Farm, Nairn, and £1,500 gross for the champion, a 630kg Limousin cross from Udale.
"Due to the wet weather and lack of sunshine, cattle were not shown in the same bloom as last year, but overall averages showed an increase of 16.2p per kilo for bullocks, 14.5p per kilo for heifers, and £48.41 per head gross."
Caithness vendors other leading prices per head and per kg
Bullocks 301-350kg - Nottingham Mains, £780, £760, 229.4p, 223.5p, Spittal Mains, Spittal, £690, £630, 209p, 200.6p; 351-400kg - Greenvale, Dunnet, £840, 231.4p, Nottingham Mains, £820, £790, 224p, 212.3p, Todholes, Thurso, £740, 202.7p; 401-450kg - Greenvale, £920, 226.6p; 451-500kg - Greenvale, £1090, £1080, £1060, £1040, 234.4p, 226.5p, 225.1p, 223.1p, Todholes, £1000, 210.9p; 501-550kg - Castle of Mey Trust, Longoe, £1070, 208.2p.
Heifers 351-400kg - Rattar, £800, 216.8p; 401-450kg - Greenvale, £990, £950, £900, 235.7p, 214.9p, 211.3p, Rattar, Thurso, £920, £820, 213.5p, 202.4p, Nottingham Mains, £860, 200p; 501-550kg - Greenvale, £1040, 196.2p.
Full Prize List
Singles sponsored by TSH Burns
Junior bullock (born on or after 01.08.11)
1st & Junior Champion Firm of J. Munro & Son, Invercharron, 405kg, £1000
2nd I. Grant, Slattadale, 310kg, £740
3rd G. Anderson, Auchenhalrig, 362kg, £800
Junior heifer (born on or after 01.08.11)
1st & Reserve Junior Slattadale, 350kg, £980
2nd Slattadale, 310kg, £690
Intermediate bullock (born between 01.04.11 - 31.07.11)
1st, Intermediate Champion & OVERALL RESERVE Invercharron, 565kg, £1280
2nd Slattadale, 515kg, £1160
3rd Auchenhalrig, 375kg, £760
Intermediate heifer (born between 01.04.11 - 31.07.11)
1st & Intermediate Reserve W. Mackintosh, Lyne of Urchany, 360kg, £1220
Senior bullock (born before 01.04.11)
1st & Senior Reserve Messrs W. J. Jack & Son, Woodend, 535kg, £1120
Senior heifer (born before 01.04.11)
1st, Senior Champion & OVERALL CHAMPION T. Henderson, Udale, 630kg, £1500
Aberdeen Angus bullock
1st & Aberdeen Angus Champion Messrs W. MacIver & Company, Flowerburn Mains, 535kg, £1110
Aberdeen Angus heifer
1st & Aberdeen Angus Reserve Champion Flowerburn Mains, 475kg, £960
Pairs sponsored by Conanvet
Pair of bullocks
1st Invercharron, 432kg, £1000
2nd Messrs R. & P. Dalgetty, Woodside, 405kg, £990
Pair of heifers
1st Invercharron, 402kg, £920
Pen of four sponsored by Ian Roger Haulage
Pen of four bullocks
1st Messrs J. & J. Wilson, Wester Cairnglass, 409kg, £980
2nd Messrs Kirkton Farms, Ross shire, 388kg, £900
Pen of four heifers
1st Wester Cairnglass, 370kg, £830
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (July, 18th) sold 50 OTM cattle.
OTM prime cows (22) averaged 159.0p and sold to 184.5p per kilo for a 710kg Limousin cross from Clyth Mains, Caithness, and £1,330 gross for an 840kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Greenvale, Thurso.
OTM feeding cows (15) averaged 123.1p and sold to 144.2p per kilo for a 520kg Luing cross from Clachan Farm, Inverbroom, and £970 gross for a 700kg Aberdeen Angus cross from waters Edge, Stornoway.
OTM clean bullocks and heifers (8) averaged 159.4p and sold to 176.1per kilo for a 460kg Limousin cross heifer from Dunain Mains, and £1330 gross for a 775kg Simmental cross bullock from Stromebhan, Lochmaddy.
OTM other leading prices per kg
OTM prime cows: Todholes, Thurso, (SimX), and Culrain Mains, Ardgay, (AA), 172.0p; Castlecraig Farms, Nigg, (BBX), 171.2p; Assynt Mains, Evanton, (LimX), 162.9p.
OTM feeding cows: Culrain Mains, (AA), 141.5p; Langwell Cottage, Lairg, (BG), 139.5p; Lower Gartally, Drumnadrochit, (Dex), 123.6p.
OTM clean bullocks & heifers: Castlecraig Farms, (ShoX), 171.7p; Stromebhan, (Sim), 171.6p; Greenvale, (AAX), 159.0p.
OTM other leading prices per head
OTM prime cows: Clyth Mains, (LimX), £1310; Todholes, (SimX), and Culrain Mains, (AA), £1290; Bayhead, Munlochy, (ShoX), £1140.
OTM feeding cows: Culrain Mains, (AA) £870; Langwell Cottage, (BG), £830; Clachan Farm, (Lui), £750.
OTM clean bullocks & heifers: Oldtown of Leys, (ShoX) £1150; Greenvale, (AAX), £970; Stromebhan, (Sim), £970.