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HomeFarming NewsVIDEO: Blackface lamb sells for just shy of €220,000
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VIDEO: Blackface lamb sells for just shy of €220,000

A new breed record price of £200,000 was set for a Blackface at the annual Dalmally ram sale over the weekend.

This year’s sale was moved to Stirling Mart to accommodate vendors and purchasers in line with Covid-19 restrictions.

The sale-topper, by h-b son of Boris, was snapped up by three breeders from the Midlock, Allanfauld and Glenrath flocks. It is reported that the breeder, Ian Hunter of Dalchirla Farms LTD, will retain a 25% share.

Other notable prices 

He presented the next two highest-priced lambs for sale, at £40,000 and £38,000, respectively.

In the shearing ram category, a top call of £30,000 was forked out, followed by another entry at £25,000.

Averages were up on 2019’s returns, with 152 ram lambs selling to an average of just over £3,420, while 418 shearlings levelled at just under £1,320.

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At the sale, 21 ram lambs and shearing sold for five-figure sums.

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