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.

Cumbrian Cappermello

Cumbrian Cappermello

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.

Drumlegagh Granville

Drumlegagh Granville

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