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Dingwall Mart carnival atmosphere 'reminiscent of the streets of Rio De Janeiro' as 'sensational trade' raises spirits


By Hector MacKenzie

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DINGWALL and Highland Marts sold 273 adult head of breeding cattle at a 'sensational' event that witnessed 'phenomenal' trade.

Heifer with calf at foot (2) sold to £2000 gross for a Saler heifer with a Limousin cross calf from Bogburn Farm, Duncanston.

Cow with calf at foot (30) sold to £2,300 gross for a Limousin cross cow with a Limousin cross male calf from the 52 Craggiemore, Rogart.

In calf heifers (129) sold to £3,600 gross for a Limousin cross from Braes of Enzie, Buckie.

In calf cows (49) sold to £2,000 gross for a Simmental cross from 28 Stenscholl, Staffin.

Bulls (17) sold to £7,000 gross for an Charolais from Wester Craiglands, Fortrose.

Bulling heifers (46) sold to £1,860 gross for an Aberdeen Angus from Waternish Farm, Isle of Skye.

The verdict: “Dingwall Marts annual breeding cattle sale hosted a carnival atmosphere reminiscent of the streets of Rio De Janeiro. Buyers and vendors alike were in great spirits which carried on into the Dingwall arena. A phenomenal trade was witnessed for all classes of breeding cattle, in particular the high end in calf heifers which realised a truly sensational trade."

Other leading prices:

Cow with calf at foot: SimX – Bayhead, Munlochy, £2,000; Lim – Bayhead, £1,850; WshoX – Cruats, Portknockie, £1,800, £1,600, (twice), £1,550; Sta – Corrimony Farm, £1,800; LimX – Bogallan, £1,750,

Strathbrae, £1,450; AAX – 25 Big Sand, £1,700; DexX – Inch Cottage, Ballinluig, £1,600, £1,500.

In calf heifers: LimX – Braes of Enzie, £3,600, £2,900, £2,800, £2,400, £2,200, Rennieshill, Newmachar, £3,200, Skyeview, Balmacara, £2,300; SimX – Rennieshill, £3,500, £3,000, £2,300, £2,000, Braes of Enzie, £3,500, £3,000, Skyeview, £2,600, £2,200; BshoX – Clashandorran, £3,100, Braes of Enzie, £2,200, £2,100, Rurach Croft, £2,200, Eynort, Carbost, £2,150, £2,100, Rennieshill, £2,100, 1 Sciberscross, £2,000; Bsho – Rennieshill, £3,000; BRBX – Braes of Enzie, £2,900, , Rurach Croft, £2,000; AAX – Breakachy, Laggan, £2,600; Sim – Rennieshill, £2,500; CharX – Rennieshill, £2,500, £2,100; Blue Grass - Coul Estate, £2,400 WshoX – Eynort, £2,150; LRX – Breakachy, £2,100.

In calf cows: SimX – 1 Sciberscross, £1,450; BshoX – Seaview Cottage, £1,550; LimX – 2 Balmeanach, £1,400

Bulls: Char – Mains of Auchmedden, Pennan, £4,200, Wester Craiglands, £4,000; Lim – Meikle Ussie, Dingwall, £2,400, Bogburn Farm, £2,000; AA – Culrain Mains, Ardgay, £2,400, Wester Fearn, £2,000.

Bulling heifers: Bsho – Habost, Isle of Lewis, £1,850, £1,820; BshoX – Hatton Cottage, Dallas, £1,700, £1,680, £1,580, £1,380, £1,300, Ballone, Abriachan, £1,620, £1,300, Glenavon Estate, £1,420, £1,320, Fersit, Roy Bridge, £1,320; AA – Waternish Farm, £1,680, £1,420.

Dispersals and Reductions

Cows with calf at foot: AAX - 52 Craggiemore, £2,200, £1,850; ShoX – 52 Craggiemore, £1,900, 2 Isle of Ewe, £1,800, (twice), £1,450, (twice), £1,400; LuiX – 2 Isle of Ewe, £1,750; BshoX – 2 Isle of Ewe, £1,800, £1,750, £1,450.

In calf cows; SimX – 28 Stenscholl, £2,950, £1,800 £1,700, £1,650; LimX – 28 Stenscholl, £1,550, 3 Admore, £1,450.


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