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Galloway Cattle Society, Castle Douglas Spring Sale Report.
Purchasers were very cautious at the Society sale held at Wallets Mart, Castle Douglas, resulting in a steady trade for females and a very small increase on average from last year.
Topping the trade in the females was the champion from the previous day’s show, Blackcraig Hilda Q297 from J & A Finlay, Blackcraig, Corscock,, this Fin Mac Norseman daughter and out of Wellhill Hilda sold to Germany for 4200gns.
Next was a call of 3100gns was for Sparkie –La-La of Over Barskeoch from the M/s Wallace, Over Barskeoch, Dalry, this Barlaes Fearless daughter is off home with David and Rosemary Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockebie.
Following that 2600gns for another Blackcraig Hilda Q295, but this time she is by a homebred bull Blackcraig Jury, she also sold to one of our German members, Horst Kraft.
Making the same money the reserve female champion Kirkstead Evergreen S5, from M/s RA McClymont & Son, Kirkstead, Yarrow, she sold to D & M Gall, Boquhan Home Farm, Kippen, Stirling.
The new unled section was a great success with only 3 females below 1000gns, a top of 1300gns for Kirkstead Sunset S9 from the McClymont team went home with Mr W Taverner who is starting a new herd in Campbleton.
A good show of bulls didn’t result in a flying trade and meant the average was down, which has been a trend at all the recent sales. Top price of 6000gns was for the last bull of the day, Ruler of Kilnstown from Kilsntown Farms Ltd, Bewcastle, Carlisle. He is by the new AI sire Orinocho of Over Barskeoch and went to local breeder W & M McMorran & Son, Miefield, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright.
Next top price was for the male champion, Highland Monarch of Gall-way from D & M Gall he sold in a three way split to M/s Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockerbie, M/s Finlay, Blackcraig, Corscock, M/s McCornick, Barquhill, Newton Stewart for 5200gns.
Full report to follow.
13 Bulls £2839.85 (-£986.08)
30 Bulling Heifers £1176.36 (+£17.70)
19 Incalf Heifers £1262.86 (+£9.86)