Trade for Blackie lambs is simply buzzing in Dalmally today with demand for Ian and Patsy Hunter’s Dalchirla sheep at a record high. The top price lambs so far which are a set of twins hit £90,000 selling to Auldhouseburn, Elmsleugh and Glenrath and then £60,000 for the other which has gone to Allanfauld, Blackcraig, Gass, Lurg and Loughash. These lambs are by a £30,000 Aitkenhead tup out of a £28,000 dam. Their third lamb for £24,000, a homebred son of the £14,000 Elmscleugh tup which went to Elmscleugh.
Hugh and Alan Blackwood’s Auldhouseburn’s pen saw a son of the £65,000 homebred tup go for £26,000 to Drumgrange.
Other leading lamb prices:-
£6000 Glenrath to Aitkenhead; £4500 Elmscleugh to Castle Estate; £4500 Nunnerie to Auchloy, Loughash, North Amulree, Blackcraig and Dullator: £4500 R McKay to Dalchirla. £4000 Midlock to Dalblair; £3800 Auldhouseburn to Jaw and Ben Lomond; £3200 Pole to Glengorm; £3000 Midlock to East Bracklin; £2800 Elmscleugh to Dalblair; £2800 Pole to Drimsynie & Lephinchapel; £2500 Elmscleugh to Chirmorrie; £2500 Troloss to Elmscleugh.
The 146 lambs sold to average £2091.