Stornoway sheep sale

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DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts, (August, 29th) sold 3,590 store and breeding sheep incorporating annual sale of HISHA accredited sheep and first sale on behalf of Lewis Livestock Producers.

Store lambs (863) averaged £52 and sold to £80 gross for Texel crosses from Ballachraggan Farm, Kildary.

Ewe lambs (712) averaged £71.01 and sold to £95 gross for Cheviot Mules from Taldale, Caithness.

Gimmers (517) averaged £115.42 and sold to £190 gross for Cheviots Mules from Taldale.

Ewes (297) sold to £150 gross for a Texel from Woodside Croft, Ardersier.

Lewis Livestock Producers lambs (1,201) averaged £34.27 and sold to £71 gross for Texel crosses from Cnoc Glas, High Borve.

“Breeding sheep met a very selective enquiry with only the top lots meeting a ready demand. Trade for store lambs looked sharper on the week.”

Other leading prices per head

Store lambs: BDM – Seafield House, Portmahomack, £78; TexX – Dell Farm, Whitebridge, £66; Tex – Wester Balblair, Beauly, £62; BDX – Seafield House, £60; CharX – Clynemilton, Brora, £60; Mule – Dell Farm, £59; Cross – Rockview, Heights of Achterneed, and Mountpleasant, Rosemarkie, £57; SuffX – 48 Achbeg, Strome Ferry, £56; Chev – Burnside, Bonar Bridge, £49; BF – Tombeg, Tomatin, £45.

Ewe lambs: CHM – Taldale, £94; TexX – Muirton Mains, Urray, £85; ZwarX – Wester Coltfield, Kinloss, £80; SuffX – Muirton Mains, £74; BeltX – Caberfeidh, Glenurquhart, £69; NZS – Taldale, £67; BF – 12 Calgary, Ardvasar, £60.

Gimmers: CHM – Taldale, £172; Mule – Towiemore Farm, Drummuir, £158; SuffX – The Arr, Lethen, £142; LleynX – Allangrange Park, Muir of Ord, £140; TexX – Arwick, Orkney, and Towiemore Farm, £140; Lleyn – Allangrange Park, £135; BFL – Broomhill Farm, Muir of Ord, £120; Tex – Burnside Croft, Jamestown, £120; BeltX – The Arr, £110; Suff – Towiemore Farm, £100; Grit – Towiemore Farm, £94.

Ewes: Mule – Towiemore Farm, £101; BDX – Seafield House, £95; Tex – Woodside Croft, £91; TexX – Aberchalder, Gorthleck, (Ross), £78; Char – Ganslett, Thrumster, £61.

Lewis Livestock Producers lambs leading prices: TexX – Cnoc Glas, £61, 22 Lower Barvas, £60, 27 Cross, Ness, £59.50; Chev – 4 Mid Borve, Barvas, £59, 13 South Dell, 14 South Shawbost, 4 Mid Borve, 8 South Shawbost, £54, 4 Mid Borve, £46.50; Cross – 5 Ballantrushal, £55, 41 Arnol, £53, Cnoc Glas, £52; CharX – 46 North Shawbost, £51.50; BF – 27 South Dell, £48, 69 North Shawbost, £47.50, 22 Lower Barvas, £44.50.