STACY Tinney secured the overall championship with her first prize haltered bullock at the overwintering competition run by Dingwall and Highland Marts at Dingwall mart. 

Weighing in at 470kg, the 12-month-old bullock later sold to the judge, D Fraser, Easter Clune, Lethan, for £1300 or the best price per kg of 276.6p. Stacy, of The Glebe, Boat of Garten, also won the awards for best new exhibitor and best stockperson. 

Taking the reserve honours was the home-bred champion, a haltered bullock from Megan MacIver, Wester Coltfield, Kinloss. This 540kg Charolais cross went on to sell for the equal top gross price of £1320 when knocked down to Backmuir Livestock, Keith. 

Emily Stephen was another to have a good day, when she achieved the highest daily liveweight gain of 1.4kg per day with her 525kg Limousin cross bullock that stood unhaltered champion. Bought for £800 and later matching the top price of £1320, it also produced the highest gross margin of £520. 

Of the 21 Young Farmers cattle, the 14 bullocks averaged 244.6p and were topped a 276.6p for Stacy's champion as well as £1320 three times – for Megan's reserve supreme, for Emily's unhaltered champion, and again for a second prize bullock from Hugh Barclay, Seafield Park. 

Heifers (seven) levelled at 237p having peaked at 253.2p for a 395kg Limousin cross from Aimie Bisset, Easter Springfield, that stood third prize unhaltered heifer, as well as £1180 for the reserve unhaltered, a 530kg Charolais cross heifer from Scott Dingwall, Culbokie East.