Galloway breeders were in confident mood after their annual Spring show and sale at Castle Douglas, as those forward topped at 4000gns and five were bought for export to Germany and two for Ireland.
The top bid came for a two and a half year old bull, Klondyke Nimrod shown by Klondyke Farms Ltd, Shancastle, Moniaive, Dumfries and bought by Messrs J M and D Maxwell, Blairvockie Farm, Drymen, Glasgow.
Second top price of the day was 3400gns for the 15-month-old bull Penninghame Oregan from Andrew McConchie, Mains of Penninghame, Newton Stewart, which was bought by Barb Heyes Land Improvements, Rainford, while Messrs McConchie’s senior champion bull Penninghame Overlord was bought at 3200gns by Cneur Estate in Brecon, Wales.
The supreme champion from William Wallace and Sons, Hannaston Farm, Dalry, Castle Douglas sold for 3200gns. Two-year-old bull Ronaldo of Fingland was bought by Messrs J and J W Ions, Thornieburn, Hexham, Northumberland.
The female champion and two-year-old heifer Drumhumphry Janice 350 shown by Andrew Brown of Drumhumphry Farm, Corsock, went under the hammer at 2600gns to German farmer Bern Schlichterle who also paid 1500gns for the reserve female champion, Countess Nolene shown by Peter Hunter Blair of Nether Cleugh, Dalry.
Averages: 20 bulls £1876. 88; 19 heifers £1876; 37 bulling heifers £1010.66 (Wallets Mart).