The record price paid for a Blackface sheep was equalled at Lanark, when a ram lamb from the Dunlop family’s Elmscleugh flock, Dunbar, sold at £160,000, matching the price for a Dalchirla lamb at Dalmally, in 2015.
The £160,000 sale topping lamb is by the £45,000 Midlock lamb and its dam is by the £100,000 Nunnerie tup.
The buyers were the Campbells, Glenrath, and Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.
The Blackwoods then sold their pen number one at £80,000, to Ewen Macmillan, Lurg, Fintry, and the Kays, Straiton. A son of the £75,000 Dalchirla ram bought last year in partnership with Glenrath, the dam is by £160,000 Dalchirla.
The Campbells sold six lambs to average £29,900, a centre record average, all sons of the £75,000 Dalchirla ram. Dearest of the pen, at £75,000, sold to Burncastle Farming Co, Lauder; Tommy Renwick, Clovenford; and Billy Renwick, Blackhouse, with another at £70,000, to Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth; Jimmy and Donald MacGregor, Dyke, and Elmscleugh.
Averages: Ring 1 - 267 shearling rams, £2280, (+£83 on the year). Ring 2 – 217 shearling rams, £501.34 (-£56 on the year); 156 ram lambs, £5550 (+£900 on the year).
Credit: Angela Calvert, Farmer's Guardian