Topping Wednesday’s sale of North Country Cheviot ewes at Dingwall was a £600 bid for the best of the hill ewes on offer, a Langdale Typhoon daughter carrying twins to North House Nailer from Badanloch Estate. This one sold to R J Lund, East Clough Farm, Cumbria.

Second best was a £580 sale for another Typhoon daughter, this time carrying twins to Balnakeil Boomerang. This one also from Badanloch also sold to Mr Lund.

A £350 sale led the main register sheep offered with this being given for a shearling ewe. Second best at £330 was the second prize ewe lamb, a Smiddyquoy Highlander daughter from J and J Farquhar, which sold to H Sutherland.

And while on the subject of Dingwall, the mart has a new sale of Highland cattle scheduled for Saturday 6 March, which will include six yearling heifers from Donacl Macdonald’s Dungevan Fold based on the Isle of Skye.