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Around the markets

ON THURSDAY August 24 Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd sold 13,469 store lambs at its annual Dingwall sale.

Cheviot wedder lambs (7,411) averaged £42.62 (-£5.53 on the year) and sold to £72.00 gross from Burnbank, Isle of Canna.

Cheviot ewe lambs (1,665) averaged £43.72 (-£2.67 on the year) and sold to £88.00 gross from 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge.

Cross lambs (4,393) averaged £52.55 (-£1.08 on the year) and sold to £77.50 gross for Texel crosses from Beallachnagore Farm, Strathpeffer.

In the cheviot section only the tops that were looking as good as last year matched last week’s price. Second and third draw lambs were more difficult to cash. Cross lambs met a good demand with tight skinned and fleshy types selling particularly well.

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