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Friday 10th November 2017

Judges;-  Mr James Medland, Wilminstone Hall, Wilminstone, Tavistock, Devon

Galloways were very much wanted at the recent Society sale held at Harrison & Hetherington’s Carlisle Mart.   Pedigree and commercial purchasers keenly bid for all ages with 100 % clearance in the pedigree section and averages up on the year.    

The male champion Tegsonse Kodiak was from  N & S Hammill at Pyegreave Farm, Macclesfield, this 2 ½ year old bull is by the AI sire  Blackcraig Kodiak and out of Lady Petra of Low Arvie, one of three cows owned by the husband and wife team.  Kodiak was a favourite being shown at the Great Yorkshire show and is off home to pedigree breeders Robert McConnell of Gass, Glenluce, Newton Stewart for 3400gns. 

Gib and Allan McMillan received both the champion and reserve champion awards with Ying of Over Barskeoch and Cathy Zest of Over Barskeoch.  Ying, a May 2015 born in calf heifer, is sired by Huntly Victor and out of Tansy of Over Barskeoch, she sold for 3000gns to Messrs Evans, Dale Cottage Farm, Wessington, Derbyshire.  Ying was sold in calf to Penninghame Windfall which was purchased as a calf at the Penninghame dispersal. 

The reserve champion Cathy Zest of Over Barskeoch is another Victor daughter and out of Toffee Cathy of Over Barskeoch, a female who consistently breeds champions as she bred last year’s female champion Toffee Y of Over Barskeoch.   This  junior bulling heifer is off home with Messrs GH White & Son, Hartsgarth, Newcastleton for 2900gns.

Next top in the female section was 2000gns which was received twice by Messrs McMorran, Miefield, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire for Brownie 120th of Miefield and Scottish Queen 184th of Miefield, both by 6000gns Ruler of Kilnstown, they sold with  Blue Grey calves at foot to Messrs Elliot, Blackhall, Ewes, Langholm and G & C Neve & Son, Haining House, Lambley, Brampton, respectively.  The McMorran’s then sold another four  Ruler of Kilnstown’s daughters to average 1840gns.

Receiving second place to the champion was Barlaes Nancy 163rd   from Robert McTurk, Barlaes, Dalry, Castle Douglas, this 21 month old heifer  is by the homebred sire  Barlaes Magic and out of Barlaes Nancy 153rd.  She sold for 1900gns to an undisclosed buyer for exhibiting next year at county shows. 

Barlaes also received 1400gns for Barlaes Katie 75th, another Magic daughter, this January 2016 born heifer is off home with SJ & D Pedley, Yore House, Lunds, Sedbergh, Cumbria.

G J Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton sold  Myrtel 624 of Whitehill with a  Bluegray calf at foot for 1800gns, this Neilman of Whtiehill daughter went north of the border with J & M Walker, Raeburnfoot, Eskdalemuir. Spout Bank also sold Gribun Stephani, a Vivaldi of Over Barskeoch daughter to Messrs Porter, 19 Dunfell View, Kirkby Thore, Penrith again for 1800gns

Gordon and Kathleen Gillian, High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet,   received 1500gns for their first place heifer Mima 19th of High Creoch, this May 2015 Zoton of Nether Rusko daughter is off home with the Neve family at Haining House.  The husband and wife team then sold Tancy 22nd of High Creoch, for 1300gns, another Zoton daughter she sold to D & E Campbell, Benview, Kilmoluaig, Isle of Tiree.

3 Bulls sold to average £1872.50 (+£1085.50)
14 Heifers in Milk  £1709.25 (+£301.67)
12 Senior Bulling Heifers £980 (-£37.06)
15 Junior Bulling Heifers £1127 (+£331.10)
5 Cows £693 (-£286.75)


Marshall Jackson Cup ( Champion Female) Won by  Messrs Wallance, Over Barskeoch, Dalry – Ying of Over Barskeoch 

Solmain Cup (Best Junior Bulling Heifer)  Won by   Messrs Wallance, Over Barskeoch, Dalry – Cathy Zest of Over Barskeoch 

Isaac Hedley Cup (Best Pair Calving Heifers)  Won  by   to be confirmed.

Galloway Association Trophy for best bull  Won by N & S Hammill – Tegsnose Kodiak

Pedigree Senior  Bull
1st         N & S Hammill, Pyegrave Farm, Coalpit Lane, Langley, Macclesfield – Tegsnose Kodiak to RM McConnell, Gass Farm, Glen Luce, Newton Stewart for 3400gns

2nd       G & K Gilligan, High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet – Peter of High Creoch to A & B Edmondson Waloway, Penruddock, Penrith, Cumbria for 1000gns

3rd        G & K Gilligan, High Creoch – Pilot of High Creoch to R Beattie, 109 Glenpark Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone  for 950gns

Pedigree heifer in calf or in milk
1st       Messrs Wallace, Over Barskeoch, Dalry, Castle Douglas – Ying of Over Barskeoch to Messrs Evans, Dale Cottage Farm, Wessington, Derbyshire for 3000gns

2nd  W & M McMorran & Son, Miefield, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire – Brownie 119th of Miefield to RE Wood & Son, Kingledores, Broughton, Biggar for 1820gns  

3rd W & M McMorran & Son,  – Tracey 25th of Miefield to RE Wood & Son, Kingledores  for 1720gns  

Other leading prices
W & M McMorran – Brownie 120th of Miefield to Messrs Elliot, Blackhall, Ewes, Langholm for 2000gns
W & M McMorran – Scottish Queen 184th of Miefield to Messrs G & C Neve, Haining House Farm, Lambley, Brampton for 2000gns

GJ Kyle, Spout Bank, Walton – Myrtle 624 of Whitehill to J & M Walker, Raeburnfoot, Eskdalemuir, Langolm for 1800gns

G J Kyle – Gribun Stephanie to Messrs Porter, 19 Dunfell View, Kirkby Thore, Penrith  for 1800gns

W & M McMorran – Brownie 119th of Miefield to RE Wood & Son for 1820gns

W & M McMorran – Scottish Queen 183rd of Miefield to C Matheson, 1 Corvost, Ardgay, Sutherland, Inverness for 1800gns

Pedigree senior bulling heifer
1st  G & K Gilligan – Mima 19th of High Creoch to G  & C Neve, Haining House for 1500gns

2nd  W J Henderson, Whitehill, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire – Lizzie 682 of Whitehill to D & W Bowman, Bagbie Farm, Carsluith, Newton Stewart for 950gns

3rd G & K Gilligan – Tancy 22nd of High Creoch to D & E Campbell, Benview, Kilmluaig, Isle of Tiree for 1300gns

Other Leading Prices

W J Henderson – Lizzie 668 of Whitehill to Messrs SJ & D Pedley, Yore Housse, Lunds for 950gns

R McConnell, Gass, Glenluce – Claretta 14th of Gass and Isa 23rd of Gass to J T & G Bowen & Co, Pencoedcae Farm, Princetown, Tredegar, Gwent for 850gns

Pedigree junior bulling heifer
1st  Messrs Wallace – Cathy Zest of Over Barskeoch to G H White & Son, Hartsgarth, Langholm for 2900gns

2nd  R J McTurk, Barlaes, Dalry – Barlaes Nancy 163rd to undisclosed purchaser for 1900gns

3rd  R McConnell – Claretta 15th of Gass to A & A Hogg, Milnholm, Langholm for 1180gns

Other leading prices

RJ McTurk – Barlaes Katie 75th to D & E Campbell for 1450gns

R McConnell – Lettie 44th of Gass to SJ & D Pedley for 1000gns

W J Henderson – Clare 697 of Whitehill to SJ & D Pedley for 950gns