Prices plummet at Dalmally Mart

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Sale averages at United Auctions’ annual show and sale of Blackface lambs, and sale of cross bred lambs and feeding sheep at Dalmally Auction Mart fell by £3.20 per head this year.

A catalogued entry of almost 11,000 lambs and sheep sold to a good ringside of buyers.

Judging the Blackface lambs was Ian Stewart, Easter Cash Farm, Strathmiglo, who awarded the placings as follows:

Champion pen, taking the James Weir Memorial Trophy: Messrs Buchanan, Achnaba, £60.50. 2 Clachan Farm, Kilninver, £58.  3 Tayvallich Estate, £54.  All three lots purchased by Mr Donald Heuchan, Castle Douglas.

Principal lots and prices: Lambs: BF: £60.50 Achnaba; £58.00 Clachan Farms; £56.50 Dall Farm; £54.00 Tayvallich Estates; £49.50 Littleport; £48.00 Tullochcan; £48.00 Fearnoch; £47.50 Drumachar Farm; £47.00 Tayvallich Estates; £46.50 Luss Estates; £46.00 Bragleenmore; £45.50 Roromore; £45.50 Garrogie Estates; £45.50 Dall Farm; £45.50 Kiloran Farmers; £45.50 Scallasaig Farm; £45.00 Clachan Farms. SUFF x: £53.00 High Carse. TEX x: £59.50 StonefieldFarm; £59.00 High Dunashery; £57.00 Stonefield Farm; £57.00 Lephinkill; £53.50 Balliemeanoch (McAuslan). CHEV: £73.50 and £63.00 Cour Lodge; £52.50 Stonefield Farm. CROSS: £45.50 and £44.50 Glenshero. MULE: £50.00 Gobagrennan. EWES: TEXx: £64.00, £56.00, £53.00 and £45.00 Cour Lodge. BF: £31.00 Grishipol, Coll. WEDDERS: BF: £54.00 Lephinkill. RIGGS: BF: £55.00 Balliemeanoch; £47.00 Clachan Farms. TEXx: £40.00 Stonefield Farm. CHEV: £44.50 Brackley.

Top prices per kilo: LAMBS: BF: 173p Balliemeanoch(McAuslan); 168p Achnaba; 167p Littleport; 165p Clachan Farms; 155p Dall Farm; 154p Tullochcan; 154p Littleport; 153p Dall Farm; 152p Garrogie Estates. SUFFx: 159p and 154p High Carse; 148p Stonefield Farm. TEXx: 180p StonefieldFarm; 173p Balliemeanoch (McAuslan); 173p Stonefield Farm; 167p Lephinkill Farm; 165p Balnahard Colonsay; 161p Lephinkill Farm; 160p High Dunashery. CHEV: 169p Blackmount; 160p Stonefield Farm; 160p Blackmount; 158p and 157p Cour Lodge; 151p Lochdochart. CROSS: 154p High Carse. MULE: 146p and 144p Keilbeg.