Aberdeen Angus prime champion at Dingwal and Highland Mart

A 595kg Aberdeen Angus-cross bullock from Messrs Lionel, Port of Ness won the title of prime cattle champion at the recent Dingwal and Highland Marts Christmas show and sale. It went on to sell for 260p/kg and grossed £1547 to W. J. Macdonald, butchers, Stornoway.


The reserve went to a 625kg Angus-cross heifer from the Gress family which realised 200p per kg and £1250 also to Mr Macdonald.


The champion award for prime sheep was for a 45.5kg Beltex-cross from C. Macleod, Crobeag, Steinish, which realised 175.8p per kg and £80 gross, with reserve going to Cheviots also from Crobeag, realising 150p per kg and £75 gross.


Prime bullocks (10) averaged 161p and sold to 260p per kg and £1547 gross for the champion, a 595kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Lionel.

Prime heifers (two) averaged 179p and sold to 200p per kg and £1250 gross for the reserve, an Aberdeen Angus cross from Gress.

Prime lambs (84) averaged 95.3p and sold to 175.8p per kg and £80 gross for the champions, a pair of Beltex crosses from Lighthill.

Store bullocks (seven) sold to 130p per kg for an Aberdeen Angus from No 43 Habost, Ness, and £455 gross for a Charolais cross from Fivepenny, Borve.

Store heifers (five) sold to 108.7p per kg for a Limousin from Lighthill, and £320 gross for a Limousin from Rhenigidale.

Store sheep (225) sold to £35 for Cheviot ewes from Ness.