With store cattle prices on fire across the country it is no surprise to see prices at Dingwall strong in yesterday’s special sales.

In the Aberdeen-Angus section steers topped at £1200 (258.1p/kg) for the champion, a 465kg steer from J G Grant, Gaskbeg, Laggan, reserve champion was another from the same home which sold for £940 at 480kg.

Other leading prices included steers from Springfield Croft at £950 and Wester Fearn at £990, while heifers were led at £865 from Culrain Mains, Ardgay.

In the Continental cross section steers topped at £1420 for a 435kg Limousin from Clury Farm, Dulain Bridge, while heifers were headed at £920 for a pair of Limousin crosses from Invertromie, Kingussie.

Top steer prices included another from Clury at £1000, with p/kg prices lead at 242.9/kg for one from Glen Gloy Farms and top heifer prices included £865 for on from Lower Milton Farm and £825 for another from Glenurquhart Farm, Cromarty. Topping the heifer p/kg prices was 204.4p/kg for a lightweight heifer from Upper Bogrow.