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Dingwall – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on Wednesday December 18 sold 83 MV accredited edigree females at its annual show and sale.
The judge, Mrs K. Davidson, Corsairtly Farm, Keith, awarded the Texel champion to a Strathbogie Yes Sir sired gimmer, carrying a pair to Knock Yardsman, from Mr R. H. Wilson, (Milnbank), North Dorlaithers, Turriff, realising 4,000gns to Messrs James C. Innes and Sons, Dunscroft, Huntly. Reserve in the Texel section went to a Hollylee Acrobat sired gimmer carrying a pair also consigned by Mr R. H. Wilson, realising 1,000gns.
In the Suffolk section, champion went to a Castleisle Spotlight sired gimmer, carrying twins to Glenagh Winston, from Mr J. Douglas, Cairness, Fraserburgh, realising 800gns. The reserve award went to a Cairness High Achiever sired ewe carrying a pair to Glenagh Winston also consigned by Mr J. Douglas realising 600gns.
In lamb gimmers:
Texel sold to 4,000gns from Milnbank, North Dollaithers. Beltex sold to 800gns from Muirfield, Cuminestown. Suffolk sold to 800gns from Cairness, Fraserburgh. Millenium Blue sold to 750gns Muirfield, Cuminestown.
In lamb ewes:
Suffolk sold to 650gns from Cairness.
Ewe lambs: Texel sold to 320gns from Clinterty, Fraserburgh. Suffolk sold to 200gns from Marian, Culnaskeath.
Other leading prices:
Texel: In-lamb gimmers – Milnbank and Mid Haddo, Fyvie, 1,200gns, Milnbank and Barnyards, Beauly, 1,000gns, Milnbank, 900gns.
Texel ewe lambs – Clinterty, 220gns, 200gns.
Beltex: In-lamb gimmers – Overhouse, Orkney and Muirfield, 700gns, Overhouse, 600gns (twice), Upper Tullochbeg, Huntly, 450gns.
Suffolk In-lamb gimmers – Cairness, 600gns, East Murkle, Thurso, 500gns, Cairness, 450.
Suffolk In-lamb ewes – Cairness, 600gns, 500gns (twice).
Suffolk ewe lambs – Drummuie Farm, Golspie, 180gns, 150gns.
Millenium Blue: In-lamb gimmers – Muirfield, 600gns, 350gns.
Stirling – United Auctions on Wednesday December 18 sold 137 store cattle, 136 cast cows and 1302 store and feeding sheep.
Bullocks (73) – averaged 203.16p to 223.80p per kg for a 344kg SimX from Camoquholm, and to £1200 for a 625kg CHX from Gillmill.
Dairy Bullocks (18) – averaged 124.74p to 148.80p per kg for a 477kg BFX from Newpark, and £710 for a 477kg BFX from Newpark.
Heifers (44) – averaged 194.20p to 211.00p per kg for a 365kg CHX from West Park, and to £1060 for a 528kg LimX from Airthrey Kerse.
Young Bulls (2)- to £1010 for a LimX from Airthrey Kerse.
Beef Cows and Bulls (109) – averaged 117.43p to 159.40p per kg for a LimX from Loanhead of Duchally, and to £1110 for a BRBX from Kinnaird.
Dairy Cows (27)- averaged 89.87p to 135.60p per kg for a HFX from High Langmuir, and to £925 for a HFX from High Langmuir.
Bullocks: 301-350kgs- Camoquholm £770, 223.80p; 351-400kgs- Braidland £810, 213.20p; 401-450kgs- Newpark £890, Dyke 210.90p; 451-500kgs- Newpark £940, 203.90p; 501-551kgs- Newpark £990, 194.10p; 552-601kgs– Inchgall £1080, Dalvey 195.70p; 602-651kgs– Gillmill £1200, 194.40p, 652-701kgs- Gillmill £1200
Heifers: 251-300kgs- Braidland £615, 205.00p; 301-350kgs- Braidland £625, 185.50p; 351-400kgs- Newpark £785, West Park 211.00p; 401-450kgs- Dyke £890, 210.90p; 451-500kgs- Dyke £905 194.20p; 501-551kgs- Airthrey Kerse £1060, 200.80p; 552-601kgs- Dyke £990; 602-651kgs- Ormiston Mains £940.
£ per head- Kinnaird (BRB) £1110, Airthrey Kerse (Lim) £1090, Killochries (BS) £1070, Newpark (Sim) £1050, Bowridge (AA) £1030, Loanhead of Duchally (Cont) £995, High Langmuir (HF) £925.
PPK- Loanhead of Duchally (Lim) 159.40p, Beinn Dorain (SH) 141.30p, Kinnaird (BRB) 139.80p, Newpark (AA) 139.10p, High Langmuir (HF) 135.60p, Newpark (Sim) 134.60p, Loanhead of Duchally (Cont) 132.00p, Bankhead of Balcurvie (BF) 131.70p.
£ per head – Ardtornish (Sim) £1130, Wester Balgair (AA) £1110, Percival (Lim) £1110.
PPK- Ardtornish (Sim) 126.10p, Lower Luthrie (Lim) 106.70p.
Stirling – United Auctions on Wednesday December 18 sold 1302 store and feeding sheep.
Leading Prices– Langank of Balhaldie (Suf) £74.00; Edengrove (Suf) £71.00; Mains of Kinnettles (Suf) £67.50; Badyen (Tex) £84.00; Cainfold (Tex) £80.00; Borenich (Tex) £79.00; Succoth Ardeonaig (Mule) £70.00; Badyen (Mule) £69.00; Edengove (Mule) £68.00; Halls (BF) £65.50; Langbank of Balhaldie (BF) £62.00; Halls (BF) £61.50.