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Midlock lamb makes £6200 at Lanark

A TOP price of £6200 with a further 21 four-figure prices was not enough to stop the averages sliding at the second sale of Blackface rams at Lanark, last week.

Top price was this ram lamb from Midlock
Top price was this ram lamb from Midlock

It was a ram lamb from Allan Wight and son Allan's Midlock flock, from Crawford, Abington, that topped the trade, making £6200. A son of the £44,000 Crossflat tup bought last year, out of a ewe by a £26,000 Glen, Innerleithen, he was knocked down to Jack Kay, Hartside, Lammermuir.

Second top, at £5500, was a ram lamb by a £30,000 Aitkenhead, from Hugh and Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk, purchased by Billy Renwick, Blackhouse, Yarrow. He is out of a ewe by a £5500 Auldhouseburn.

Brothers John and Charlie Harkin, Loughash, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, sold their dearest for £5000 to David Morrison, Dalwyne, Barr, Ayrshire. Top breeding is behind this lamb, with the sire being the £50,000 Pole, of which a share was bought last year, out of a ewe by a £6500 Midlock.

See this week's The Scottish Farmer for full report and pictures, out November 10.

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