ok

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website with cookies enabled, you consent to our use of cookies. You can disable cookies by changing your browser settings. However, if you do so, this website may not operate correctly. Please refer to our privacy policy for more details.

Scottish Blackface Sheep logo
Scottish Blackface Sheep

Current News

UA Stirling Ram Lamb Sale Report 2019

12th October 2019

STIRLING RAM LAMBS

121 ram lambs, £915 (+£230.30 for two more).

Strong demand for breeders sheep, coupled with a good show of top end rams, ensured a flying trade for the best of the Blackface lambs forward at Stirling, on 12th October, where prices peaked at £18,000 and averages improved by more than £230 on the year.
Sons of the dearest tup sold in 2018  a £160,000 Elmscleugh ram lamb  proved the star attraction for Hugh Blackwood and son, Alan, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk, when their pen of three sold at £18,000, £5000 and £4000.
The pen leader, bred from a ewe by a £50,000 Crossflatt, was knocked down to Alastair and David MacArthur, Nunnerie, Elvanfoot.
The No 3, which was the exact same way bred, made £4000 to Alan Wright, St Mungoes, West Lundie, Argaty, Doune, and Kenny Wood, Witches Craig, Blairlogie, Stirling, while the second lamb, bred from an £85,000 Elmscleugh-sired ewe, made £5000 in a three-way split to Archie and John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth; Jimmy and Donald MacGregor, Dyke, Milton of Campsie; and Neil and Stuart Barclay, Harestone, Insch.
John Murrays Crossflatt consignment, from Muirkirk, was another in the money, selling the second top lamb at £6500 and another at £3200. Both were sons of the £32,000 Dalchirla lamb bought at Dalmally, in 2018 and bred from ewes by the £90,000 Blackhouse lamb. The dearest sold to William Dunlop and sons, Quintin and William, Elmscleugh, Dunbar, with the £3200 entry selling to Richard McCulloch, Over Hillhouse, Armadale.
Elmscleugh also enjoyed a cracking trade, with four lambs selling for more than £1000. Top at £2200 was a son of a £10,000 Tollishill, bred from a ewe by a £22,000 Nunnerie, purchased by Burncastle Farming, Lauder, managed by Alan Rogerson.
The Dunlops also got £2000 for a son of a £45,000 Midlock out of a ewe by a £160,000 Dalchirla, from D Higginson, Braeleny, Callander.
Other toppers included a £3000 lamb from Richard Carruthers, Merkland, Thornhill, purchased by Glenrinnes Farms, Duffton, Huntly, managed by Charlie McIntyre. The breeding behind it includes a £10,000 Silloans out of a ewe by a £15,000 Crossflatt.
Two lambs sold at £2200; the first from brothers Andrew and Ian Cullens, Dollarbank, Dollar, sold a ram lamb by a £28,000 Auldhouseburn lamb, out of a ewe by an £18,000 Gass, to Iain Malcolm, Cromlix, Dunblane. The other at £2200 was from the Aberuchill Managements Aberuchill flock herded by Craig Paterson, Comrie. A son of a £12,000 Nunnerie, he sold to I Junor, Inverness.


FLOCK averages:

Flock (No) Top (£) Averages
2019 2018
Ram lambs
Allanfauld (4) 1000 925.00 1280
Greenside (3) 500 450.00 -
Dall (11) 1800 709.00 466
Midlock (6) 1600 833.33 633
Aberuchill (3) 2200 1250.00 2267
Wester Crosswood
Hill (3) 500 450.00 -
Knock o Ronald (4) 1000 512.50 538
Burnside (3) 300 200.00 -
Gosland (3) 300 200.00 618
Mitchellhill (4) 1400 637.50 -
Auldhouseburn (3) 18,000 9000.00 3700
Steading
Cottage (6) 400 341.67 610
Aitkenhead (3) 400 300.00 -
Braes of
Ardeonaig (9) 700 400.00 268
Craigend (5) 450 334.00 450
Shankhead (3) 200 200.00 -
Upper Wellwood (3) 800 516.67 -
Elmscleugh (4) 2200 1800.00 1380
High Staward (5) 1600 850.00 750
Crossflatt (4) 6500 2925.00 917
Merkland (4) 3000 1475.00 -
Burnhead,
Darvel (4) 350 225.00 -

National Stockade Ltd logo
Toyota logo