Ram lamb sells for an astounding £160,000 at a mart in Scotland 3 years ago

Ram lamb sells for an astounding £160,000 at a mart in Scotland

Who says there's no money in sheep?

Last weekend, at a sale in Lanark, a Scottish Blackface Lanark type ram lamb sold for £160,000

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Added to this, there were no less than 17 other five figure transactions for sheep on the day.

It was the very end of the lamb sale that provided the £160,000 lamb from Willie Dunlop and sons Quintin and William's 1900-ewe flock from Elmscleugh, Innerwick, Dunbar.

The sale equaled Ian Hunter's £160,000 record priced Dalchirla ram lamb sold at Dalmally in 2015.

The family must be doing something right because it's the second time they've sold a lamb for six figures.

The bidding started at £5,000 and when the ram lamb reached £140,000 the auctioneer broke out the age old phrase; a “good one’s never dear”. The ram lamb finally sold for £160,000.