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£75,000 for ram lamb at Dalmally annual Blackface sale

TOP prices were paid for rams and ram lambs at the United Auctions” annual Blackface ram and ram lamb sale at Dalmally on Saturday October 21.

Some 158 ram lambs changed hands to level at £2,157, against £2,033 for 168 in 2016, while 525 shearlings averaged £983, up from £792 for the same number last year, with no fewer than 16 five-figure sales.

The highest prices was £75,000 paid to Ian Hunter, of Dalchirla, who sold a ram lamb to John Campbell, Glenrath and Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn. He is by the £28,000 Auldhouseburn bought at Lanark last year in partnership with Midlock and Lurg, and is out of a ewe by a ram known as The Triplet – a home-bred son of the £30,000 Aitkenhead.

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