Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the 24th Annual Show and Sale of Commercial and Pedigree Salers Cattle at Castle Douglas on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November 2015. With a total of 241 head of cattle presented a remarkable clearance of 99.6% was achieved with only one heifer passing through unsold.
Breed records were well and truly broken at the sale when Lot No 27 Cumbrian Capermello; a July 2013 bull from Farmstock Genetics sold for 10,000 guineas to PM & SM Donger, Seawell Grounds, Towcester, Northamptonshire.
Next up at 8,500 guineas was the male champion and overall champion Drumaglea Granville from Mr E A Elliot, 11 Lough road, Drumlegagh, Co Tyrone and selling to Messrs Jones, Wales.
Pedigree females also cashed in at good rates, selling to 4,200 guineas for the Champion heifer Cuil Goldie from breed stalwart Graham McClymont, Cuil, Newton Stewart. Cuil Goldie now heads to a new home with Fred Robinson at Highfields Farm, Church Preen, Shropshire.
Next at 3,000 guineas was another Cuil heifer Cuil Goose which sold to Messrs Simmons, Romansleigh, Devon.
The commercial section witnessed probably one of the best quality shows to be seen at this centre which reflected in the buoyant trade throughout. Against a backdrop of falling prices these heifers bucked the trend selling way ahead of buyers expectations.
In-Calf heifers topped at £1700 off Swinlees whilst maiden heifers sold to £1600 for the Champion pen of 5 from Cuil followed at £1520 for the Reserve Champion pen of 6 from Mains of Penninghame. Two features of this section was the run of 64 heifers from Mains of Penninghame which averaged £1271.41 and 53 heifers from Cuil which averaged £1294.72.
Overall Sale Averages
16 Pedigree Bulls £4154.06
17 Pedigree Females £2210.26
201 Commercial Maiden Heifers £1179.20
5 Heifers i/c or with calf £1630
Show Results – Judge David Boyd from Northern Ireland
Class 1 Senior Females
1st Cumbrian Camella 676 Farmstock Genetics (2,000gns)
2nd Cumbrian Jolie 868 Farmstock Genetics (2,000gns)
3rd Carrick View Ilianna G A McCall (no sale)
4th Cleuchhead Carat 13th R & K Livesey (2,050gns)
Class 2 Intermediate Females
1st Cuil Goldie G S McClymont (4,200gns)
2nd Cuil Goose G S McClymont (3,000gns)
3rd Cumbrian Valise 689 Farmstock Genetics (1,900gns)
4th Darnford Glory D Watson (2,400gns)
Class 3 Junior Females
1st Darnford Gold D Watson (2,400gns)
2nd Cuil Her G S McClymont (2,300gns)
3rd Cleuchhead Jolie 15th R & K Livesey (1,700gns)
4th Cleuchhead Jolie 13th R & K Livesey (1,500gns)
Class 4 Senior Males
1st Drumlegagh Granville E A Elliot (8,500gns)
2nd Cumbrian Roamer Farmstock Genetics (4,600gns)
3rd Cumbrian Capermello Farmstock Genetics (10,000gns)
4th Rigel Lothario Rigel Pedigree (3,600gns)
Class 5 Junior Males (Jan 2014 – Mar 2014)
1st Carrick View Jonny Cash G A McCall (3,200gns)
2nd Darnford Galant D Watson (5,200gns)
3rd Cuil Horace G S McClymont (2,000gns)
4th Carrick View Jager Bomb G A McCall (3,000gns)
Class 6 Junior Males (Mar 2014-May 2014)
1st Bacardi Jagerbomb R & A Crockett (3,100gns)
2nd Cleuchhead Desperate Dan R & K Livesey (3,800gns)
3rd Barcardi Jay-Zee R & A Crockett (2,000gns)
4th Cleuchhead Duke R & K Livesey (5,000gns)
Champion Female Cuil Goldie G S McClymont
Champion Male Drumlegagh Granville E A Elliiott
Overall Show Champion Drumlegagh Granville E A Elliiott