Galloways top at 6,500gns at Castle Douglas


galloways top price 6500 Dennis Gall (2).jpgGalloways were very much in demand at the Society Show and Sale held on Friday. Averages in all sections showed a significant increase on last year and with only two animals not sold, many potential purchasers would go home empty handed.

Dennis and Margaret Gall from Stirling sold their December 2010 born bull (pictured above), Commando of Gall-way for the male top price of the day of 6,500gns.

Selling to Rainer Mutzel, Germany this son of Major has an impressive pedigree as his dam was first prize junior heifer at the 2009 Royal Highland Show.    

Messrs McClymont, Kirkstead sold the first in the ring – 7 year old bull Penninghame Major,  for 5,200gns to Dennis and Margaret Gall.  

The Champion, Barlaes Joker from Messrs R & M Fergusson, Barlaes, Dalry, sold for  4,500gns.  This Barlaes Colossus son and out of Barlaes Grace 55th is off home to the South of England with Messrs Able, Devon.

There was two bulls at 5,000gns, again Dennis and Margaret were in the money with Everest of Gall-way.  This ones dam,  Silverbell 12th of Corrie was Breed Champion at the 2004 Royal Highland Show,  all the sons sold off her have averaged 5,000gns.  Everest was purchased by Mr W Henderson, Whitehill, Lockerbie.

Also sold for 5,000gns, Thor of Over Barskeoch from Messrs Wallace, Over Barskeoch, Dalry,  went home with R E Jamieson, Garrochtrie, Port Logan, Stranraer. 

Also to go home with Mr Jamieson was 23 females, which included two heifers at 2,200gns – Gipsy Queen of Nether Cleugh from Peter Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry and Kirkstead Amber T18 from R A McClymont & Son, Kirkstead, Yarrow.   

Peter Hunter Blair also sold his only bull entry for 4,800gns, Solomon of Nether Cleugh is off for export to Germany.   Solomon’s sire, Kirkstead Nancy Boy was National Show Champion in 2011 and Male and Reserve Overall Champion at   the Royal Highland Show 2010 and 2011.

Jim and Selina Ross, Romesbeoch sold Samson of Romesbeoch for 4,500gns to Cnewr Estates Ltd, Sennybridge, Brecon, Powys.  Samson has an Irish sire Xeros of Upper Buckna and out of Patsy 80 of Romesbeoch.  Cnewr also purchased 8   females, 6 being from the unled section, the top price being 1850gns for Barlaes Grace 76th and Barlaes Brownie 200th.  Romesbeoch also sold a heifer for 2,000gns, Beauty 995 of Romesboech to Mr Jamieson, Stranraer. 

The Female champion Blackcraig Noreen R336 from the Finlay Family, Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas made the top female price of the day 2,800gns to judge Horst Kraft, Germany.   Next top price for the Finlays was Blackcraig Moss Rose R337, she made 2,100gns to I A Kennedy Moffat Lochurr, Moniaive, Dumfries.    Son, Ian Finlay, was also in the money, selling his heifer, Blackcraig Star, Star has a German sire and dam and  was sold to Germany for 2200gns.

Two pure bred Galloway steers from Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Bewcastle, Carlisle made 1,050gns and 950gns was went home with Messrs Paterson, Low Threemark, Stoneykirk, Stranraer. 

Averages: 20 bulls, £3459 (+£619); 46 bulling heifers, £1516 (+£339.64); 3 in-calf heifers, £17550 (+£487.14)  (Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas)