Dingwall and Highland Marts is preparing to host its annual show and sale of bulls next week.
The fixture, which takes place on Wednesday, has attracted 38 entries of pedigree and commercial bulls.
These include: two Beef Shorthorn; eight Aberdeen-Angus; four Charolais; 14 Limousin; seven Simmental; two Salers and one Luing.
The mart’s managing director, Ian Tolmie, said: “There are some decent bulls on offer that are ready to go out and work. We are hopeful of some good interest.”
The pre-sale show, which is sponsored by Messrs Mackenzie at Whitebog Farm, Fortrose, and Aardvark Contracting, kicks off at 9am, followed by the sale at 11am.
At last year’s sale the championship title went to a 29-month-old Aberdeen-Angus bull from Balavil Estate.
Kinaldy Patrick, by Promise Edinburgh, sold for 2,400gn to Liam Muir, of Upper Onston, Orkney.
The top price at the sale was 3,500gn for 28-month-old Charolais bull Cloy Jack from the Andersons of The Cloy, Fortrose. By the 14,000gn Ashby Gucci, he sold to Munro Farms.
Meanwhile, Dingwall and Highland Marts has appointed two new directors to its board.
These are Ewan McCall of Culmaily Farm, Golspie, Sutherland, and Hugh Fraser of Kinchyle, Scaniport, Inverness.
Mr McCall is a past director of the Luing Cattle Society as well as being involved with the livestock committee at the Sutherland Show.
Mr Fraser sits on NFU Scotland’s livestock committee and he is a part director of the Royal Highland Show.