Lambs lighter but prices higher at Dalmally sale
United Auctions held its annual show and sale of Blackface wedder lambs, sponsored by the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association, at Dalmally Auction Mart. It also sold all classes cross bred lambs and feeding sheep. A catalogued entry of 8,002 lambs and sheep sold to a packed ringside of buyers. William Dunlop, Elms- cleugh, judged the various classes of Blackface lambs and his awards are as follows: 1 and champion pen, taking the James Weir Memorial Trophy: Achnaba - £58. 2 Tullochan - £51. 3 Tayvallich Estate - £45.50. In line with other centres, lambs were weighing 2k to 3k lighter on the year, nevertheless, most sellers were receiving £2 to £5 per head more on the year. Overall, lambs sold to average £39.98 per head or 149.2 per kilo (+ £3.48 per head or 15.7 pence per kilo) while the Blackface section averaged £37.35 per head or 128.6 per kilo. Principal lots and prices: Top prices per head: BF: £62.00 Invernahyle; £59.50 Mill Park; £58.50 Ormsary Farmers; £58.00 Achnaba; £53.00 Invernahyle; £52.50 Lephinkill; £52.00 Clachan Farms (Kilninver); £51.00 Tullochcan; £50.50 Corrylorn; £50.00 Dall; £49.50 Ormsary Farmers; £47.50 Invernahyle; £47.50 Machrins Farm; £47.50 Littleport; £47.00 Drumachar; £46.50 Kiloran Farmers; £46.00 Luss Estates; £46.00 Scallasaig; £45.50 Castles Estate; £45.50 Tayvallich Estate; £45.00 Inchgarth Farm. SUFFx: £62.00 Drumachar Farm; £56.50 Glenbrock Farm. TEXx: £70.00 Inchgarth Farm; £65.50 Lephinkill Farm; £61.00 99 Upper Borve, Barra; £60.00 Keppoch Farm; £58.50 Barbreck Farm, Lochgilphead; £58.50 Stonefield; £58.00 Glenshero; £58.00 Inchgarth; £57.50 Craigmore; £57.00 Ardchatten; £57.00 Keppoch. CHEV: £73.50 and £62.00 Brackenridge; £58.50 Caddleton Farms; £56.00 Gorten. CROSS: £57.00 Stroneskar; £53.00 Stonefield. Ewes: TEXx: £59.00 Craigmore. CHEV: £43.00 4 Glenaros. BF: £42.50 Castles Estate; £40.00 Kilchoan. Top prices per kilo: Lambs: BF: 179p Inchgarth; 171p Achnaba; 167p Ormsary Farmers; 166p Littleport; 165p Tullochcan; 165p Littleport; 163p Ormsary Farmers; 160p Kiloran Farmers; 160p Ormsary Farmers; 159p Corrylorn; 158p Ederline Estate; 157p Bragleenmore; 157p Clachan Farms (Kilninver); Castles Estate; 157p TighAirigh; 157p Machrins Farm; 155p Invernahyle; 155p Inchgarth; 154p Keilator; 154p Lephinkill; 154p Corrylorn; 152p Garrogie Estates; 151p Dericambus; 151p Scallasaig; 151p Mill Park. SUFFx: 174p Ardchatten; 168p Glenbrock. TEXx: 190p Inchgarth Farm; 190p Barbreck Farm (Lochgilphead); 188p Inchgarth Farm; 186p Lephinkill Farm; 185p Stonefield Farms; 185p 99 Upper Borve, Barra; 184p Keppoch Farm; 183p Keilbeg; 183p Stonefield Farms; 182p Drumachar Farm; 181p Leargie Farm; 181p Barbreck (Lochgilphead). CHEV: 193p Blackmount; 189p Kilchoan; 186p Maam; 184p Inchgarth; 184p Caddleton Farms; 184p Kilchoan.
Donnie, Donald and Morag MacCorquodale from Achnaba with judge William Dunlop, Elmscleugh.
A catalogued entry of 8,002 lambs and sheep sold to a packed ringside of buyers.