Around the markets – week 46

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Fort William – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on November 2 sold 500 rams at its annual sale.

Blackface ram lambs (76) averaged £478.22 and sold to £5,500 gross from Elmscleugh, Dunbar.
Blackface shearlings (259) averaged £265.44 and sold to £1,000 gross from Clashnoir, Glenlivet.
Blackface two shears (44) averaged 231.90 and sold to £700 gross from Craig Farm, Straiton.
Blackface three shears (21) averaged £165.71 and sold to £450 gross from Craig Farm.
Blackface aged rams (8) averaged £222.50 and sold to £700 gross from Allanfauld Farm, Kilsyth.
Swales (4) averaged £232.50 and sold to £380 gross from 3 Cara View, Taylinloan.
Cheviots (51) sold to £400 gross twice for two shears from Keppoch Farm, Dundonnell.
Beltex (8) sold to £500 gross for a shearling from Crookston, Heriot.
Blue Faced Leicester (6) sold to £400 gross for a shearling from Crookston.
Texels (13) sold to £320 thrice for shearlings from Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge and 3 Glenrath, Kiarkton.
Suffolks (7) sold to £320 gross for a shearling from The Arr, Lethen.
Lleyn (3) sold to £250 gross for a 2 shear from Kirkton Farm, Crianlarich.
Other leading prices per head
BF ram lambs – Elmscleugh, £4200, £1800, Dalchirla Farm, Muthill, £2400, Midllock Farm, Crawford and Dalchirla Farm, £1600, Laigh Balernick, Shandon, £1400, Midlock Farm, £1000 (twice).
BF shearling – Elmscleugh and Clashnoir, Glenlivet, £800, Elmscleugh, £700 (twice), Balrazzie Farm, Ballantrae, Croughly, Tomintoul and Clashnoir, £650.
BF two shear – Knockdon, Straiton, £550, Crookston, Heroit and Dall Farm, Killin, £500, Crookston, £420, Craig Farm and Shenlarich, Lawers (twice), £400.
BF three shear – Burnfoot Farm, Muirkirk and Shenlarich, £300, Allanfauld Farm, £220, Dall Farm (twice) and Allanfauld Farm, £200.
BF Aged – East Bracklin, £450.
Swale shearling – 3 Cara View, £220.
Chev shearling – Balmaglaster, Spean Bridge, £250 (twice), £220, Pat Wilson Farms, Kinlochewe and Balmaglaster, £200, East Durran, Castletown, £180.
Chev two shear – East Bracklin and Keppoch Farm, £350, 80 Strathcaniard, Ullapool, £280, Ose Farm, Struan and Keppoch Farm, £250.
Chev three shear – Achnasaul, Drimnin and Keppoch Farm, £200, Ose Farm, Struan, £150.
Beltex shearling – Clashnoir, £250 (twice).
Blue Faced Leicester shearling – Crookston, £300, £250, The Arr, Lethen, £240.
Texel shearling – No 3 Glenrath, Kiarkton, £280, East Bracklin, £220.
Texel two shear – Shenlarich, £220.
Suffolk shearling – Newton of Crathie, Ballater, £300, Ardchattan Home Farm, Connel and Newton of Crathie, £280.

Stirling – United Auctions on Thursday November 8 sold 5202 prime sheep comprising of 3670 prime lambs selling to an average of 156.50ppk & 1532 ewes and rams.

Lambs (3670) –Harviesmailing (BTex) £92.00; Letar (Tex) £90.50; Culdees (Cont) £85.50; Groan (Cross) £81.00; Pitkindie (Suff) £78.50; Marvingston (HB) £74.50; Pathhead (Char) £74.50; Killearn (Chev) £74.00; Hillhead (Mule) £75.50; Knock O Ronald (BF) £67.50.
Lambs (3670) – Harviesmailing (BTex) 212.00ppk; Letar (Tex) 203.00ppk; Culdees (Cont) 194.00ppk; Blackburnrigg (Suff) 181.00ppk; West Kirkton (Cross) 176.00ppk; Killearn (Chev) £174.00ppk; Doune Farms (BF) 165.00ppk; Strathgarry (Mule) 156.00ppk.
Ewes (1532) – Humeston (Tex) £140.00; Fleurs (Suff) £88.00; Easter Middleton (HB) £86.00; Toxside (Chev) £86.00; Lochend (BTex) £78.00; Castleton (Dor) £67.00; Upper Kinneil (Mule) £64.00; Sauchrie Mains (BF) £54.00.
Tups- Marvingston (Suf) £75.00; Wester Bowhouse (BFL) £64.00; Cleeves (Tex) £55.00