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Good prices for Sutherland lambs


By Staff Reporter


Prices were good at Dingwall.
Prices were good at Dingwall.

DINGWALL & Highland Marts Ltd yesterday sold 14,827 store lambs at their annual district sale to average £49.39 (-£1.52 on the year).

Sutherland lambs fared well.

Cheviot wedder lambs (7,417) averaged £45.67 (-£2.22) and sold to £84.00 gross from 9 Lochussie, Dingwall.

Cheviot ewe lambs (2,764) averaged £51.01 (+£6.50) and sold to £82.00 gross from 46 Blairmore, Rogart.

Texel cross lambs (2,257) averaged £53.27 (-£3.68) and sold to £76.00 gross from 2 Dounie, Edderton.

Other breeds (2,389) averaged £56.22 (-£0.51) and sold to £71.50 gross for Beltex crosses from Pelaig, Dingwall.

A spokesman said: “Lambs of all classes met a realistic firm trade.”

Other leading prices per head and per area:

Rogart: Chev wedder lambs – 83 Inchcape, Rogart, £57, 124 West Langwell, Rogart, 1 Sciberscross, Rogart & 46 Blairmore, Rogart, £56, 287 Morness, Rogart, £53.50; Chev ewe lambs – 15-16 Achvrail, Rogart, £58, Rhilochan, Rogart, £56, 132 West Langwell, Rogart, £48; Texel lambs – 134 West Langwell, Rogart, £72.50, Milton Muie, Rogart, £59, Morvich, Rogart, £41; Other breeds – CHM – 134 West Langwell, £62.50; Cross – 1A Sciberscross, Rogart, £51.50; SuffX – 155 Morness, Rogart, £39.

Lairg: Chev wedder lambs – 84 Tomich, Lairg, £56, 68 Foindle, Lairg, £52.50; Shepherds Bungalow, Clebrig, £51;

Chev ewe lambs – 84 Tomich, £59..

Helmsdale & Brora: Chev wedder lambs – Carrol Farm, Brora, £64.50, Carnlaggie, Helmsdale, £59, 145 Badnellan, Brora, £56; Chev ewe lambs – Carrol Farm, £72, 259 Kilbrora, Brora, £64, Carnlaggie, £63;Texel lambs – The Rowans, Brora, £64, The Old Point, Brora, £50; Other breeds – Cross – The Old Point, £51.

Dornoch & Golspie: Chev wedder lambs – 256 West Rearquhar, Dornoch, £61.50, 91/92 Achvaich, Dornoch & 283 Torboll, Dornoch, £60, 199 Lednabirichen, Dornoch, £59; Chev ewe lambs – 250 Rearquhar, Dornoch, £80, 91/92 Achvaich, £68, Viewhill, Dornoch, £67; Texel lambs – 250 Rearquhar, £72.50, 217 Lednabirichen, Dornoch, £52 (twice), Cambusmore Estate, Dornoch, £51.50; Other breeds – Cross – 238 Rearquhar, Dornoch, £68.50.

Ardgay & Bonar: Chev wedder lambs – West Drumliah, Bonar Bridge, £56.50, Balnabruiach, Ardgay, £54, Murphy’s Croft, Bonar Bridge, £53; Cheviot ewe lambs – Humpton, Spinningdale, £49.50, West Achnahannet, Ardgay, £47.50, Strathkyle, Ardgay, £46.50; Texel lambs – West Syall, Ardgay & Maikle Croft, Bonar Bridge, £54; Other Breeds – SuffX – Braelangwell Farm, Ardgay, £59.50.

Caithness: Chev wedder lambs – Stonecroft, Thrumster, £58, Pynag, Houstry, £56.50, Rhemullen, Dunbeath, £55;

Chev ewe lambs – Rhemullen, £72, Pynag, £66, Stonecroft, £64; Texel lambs – Ham Farm, Thurso, £65, 20 Strathnaver, Bettyhill, £61; Other breeds – SuffX – Kirkfield, £64.50 (twice); MBX – Kirkfield, £63



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