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Judge Mr Robin Elliot, Burnfoot, Ewes, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway

Galloways were very much in demand at the Society Sale held at Harrison and Hetherington’s Carlisle Sale Centre.   A packed ringside witness increased averages, which included a four-figure rise for bulls and only two animals not sold.    Many potential purchasers would return home empty handed, as there was not enough entries to fulfil purchaser’s demands.    

  Top price of the day was for Parknook Thunder   from RH & JR Little, Parknook, Bewcastle, this May 2010 born son of Parknook Winner and out of Barlaes Grace 59th sold for 3200gns to M/s Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon Mill, Hexham.

The male champion from Mr J Carr-Ellison, Hedgeley Farms, Powburn, Alnwick was Beanly Colombo, a Penninghame Nipper son and out of Blarcreen Princess, this 22 month old sold to  Ardnaw Farms Ltd, Ellary Estate, Achanish, Lochgilphead, Argyll for 3000gns. 

  The female champion and top female price was from the   Fergusson/McTurk team, Barlaes, Dalry, Castle Douglas,   Barlaes Grace 78th  an 2011 born bulling heifer is by the homebred sire Barlaes Colossus, she sold for 2000gns to M/s Weeks, Twynffilkins, Woodfieldside, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales. 

The reserve female champion was Drumhumphry Lady Noble 815 from Andrew M Brown, Drumhumphry, Corsock, Castle Douglas,  this September 2010 born Lord of Gall-way daughter made 1500gns and is off home with Mr Ireland, New House Farm, Drigg, Holmrook, Cumbria.  Mr Ireland also purchased the day’s second top price, Barlaes Katie 55th   another Barlaes Colossus daughter she sold for 1800gns. 

Society Chairman, Mr Andrew Waugh, Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Kilnstown, Bewcastle, Carlisle secured 1700gns each for his pair of bulling heifers, these Orinocho of Over Barskeoch daughters sold to Mr Robinson, Newhouse Farm, Holwich, Middleton-In-Teesdale, Barnard Castle.  

5 Bulls £2478  (+£1043)
6 Heifers in calf or in milk £1149.75 (-£180)
12 Bulling heifers £1548.75 (+£181.50)
5 Cows £1165

Leading Awards
Lady Hudson Cup Winner for best pedigree male:-  Mr J Carr-Ellison,  Beanly Colombo.

Mitchelson Cup Winner for best pedigree female: -  R & M Fergusson, Barlaes Grace 78th

Class Placings

Class 1  Pedigree Bull
1st    J Carr- Ellison, Hedgeley, Powburn, Alnwick,  Beanley Colombo  to Ardnaw Farms Ltd, Ellary Estate, Achanish, Lochgilphead, Argyll for 3000gns
2nd    G & K Gilligan, High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet, Mascot of High Creoch to Mr Robinson, Ottercops, Kirkwhelphington, Newcastle Upon Tyne for 2200gns
3rd    RH & JR Little, Parknock, Bewcastle, Carlisle,  Parknook Thunder  to M/s Pattinson, Hotbank, Bardon Mill, Hexham for 3200gns

Class 2  Heifer in Calf or in Milk
1st  Mr W J Henderson, Whitehill, Corrie, Lockerbie, Clare 474 of Whitehill to Mr P Stobart, finney Green Cottage, Glionby, Carlisle for 1150gns
2nd  Mr W J Henderson, Lizzie 461 of Whitehill to Mr Benn, Field Head Farm, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria for 900gns
3rd   Mr P J Robinson, Otterbops, Kirkwhelphington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Narcissus of Ottercops Moss (Dun) to Mr Cornelius, West Rose, St Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall for 1550gns

Class 3 Pedigree Bulling Heifer
1st   R & M Fergusson, Barlaes, Dalry, Castle Douglas, Barlaes Grace 78th to   M/s Weeks, Twynffilkins, Woodfieldside, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales for 2000gns
2nd  AM Brown, Drumhumphry, Corsock, Drumhumphry Lady Noble 815 to Mr Ireland, New House Farm, Drigg, Holmrook, Cumbria for 1500gns 
3rd  AM Brown, Drumhumphry Lady Heather 783 to Mr Ireland for 1500gns