Buyers flock to Dalmally sheep sale

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Buyers from as far afield as Wales flocked to Dalmally Auction Mart on Friday October 22 where United Auctions sold 2,072 sheep of all classes.

Lambs sold to £87.50 from Couston Farm to average £59.09 (+£5.99).

The good attendance resulted in a buoyant trade throughout and more could have been sold to sellers’ advantage.

Leading lots and prices per head:

Lambs: SUFFx – £85, Glenbrooke; £75, Ardsheal; £67.50, Glenbrooke; £62, Balvicar Farm. TEXx – £87.50, Turnault; £82, Innischeroch; £81, Lephinkill; £79, Colquhalzie; £74, Achnacone; £74, Couston; £70.50, Lephinkill; £70, Bragleenmore. CHEV – £77, Ardsheal; £70, Ellary; £66, Glenbrooke; £65, Ardsheal. CROSS – £87.50, Couston; £85, Brackley; £69, Auchreoch; £67, Brackley; £66, Balvicar; £65, Ederline; £64.50, Birchfield. HAMPx – £70.50, Glenbrooke. BF – £77.50, Raera; £76, Turnault; £72.50, Tullochcan; £72.50, Raera; £71.50, Lephinkill; £70, Raera; £69.50, Castles Estate; £68.50, Couston Farm; £68.50, Duncroisk; £68, Achnaba; £68, Acharonich; £66, Achalic; £66, Acharonich.

Ewes: TEXx – £88, Lephinkill; £62, Achnacone. CHEV – £56, 1 Savary. CROSS – £48, Brackley; £44, Drumclach Croft. HAMPx – £50, Glenbrooke. BF – £60, Floors; £57, Raera; £56, Dunans; £55, Castles Estate; £54, Tullochcan; £53, Lephinkill; £49.50, Tullochcan; £46, Raera; £46, Achnacone.

Leading prices per kilo:

Lambs: SUFFx – 268p, Ardsheal; 250p, Glenbrooke; 244p, Achnacone. TEXx – 263p, Colquhalzie; 250p, Bragleenmore; 247p, Achnacone; 243p, Lephinkill. CHEV – 249p, Glenbrooke; 245p, 244p, Ardsheal; 241p, Ellary Farms. CROSS – 281p, Glenbrooke; 250p, Ederline Estate; 248p, Birchfield; 244p, BalvicarFarm. BF – 233p, Achnacone; 227p, Colquhalzie; 226p, Auchlyne.