The 21st Annual Sale at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas was a great success with a top price of 4800gns achieved on two occasions. First at this money was David Watson, Darnford, Banchory, Aberdeen, who sold Darnford Dynamite, a 18 month old Chapelpark Ali son out of Precieux daughter Drumlegagh Bea. He was bought by J Howatson of Newton Stewart.

Then Rob and Kath Livesey, Firth Farm, Lilliesleaf, Melrose, sold their 18 month old Cleuchhead Archer. He is by Poldean Vince and out of Cleuchhead Gentle 6th who won first in her class at the Royal Highland Show this year. He sold to Baillie and Co in Orkney.

The top price female at 6,000gns came from Farmstock Genetics, Overwhitlaw Farm, Selkirk with Cumbrian Volute 496. The September 2010 born daughter of the Paris, Royal England and Great Yorkshire Show champion Vaillant. She is out of Fisher Volute 403, the dam of Royal and Royal Highland Show champions, in-calf to the homozygous polled bull Cumbrian Joker she sold to James Morton and son, Kaeside, Melrose.

The show champion, Whitebog Glenlivet from Alistair McKenzie, Fortrose, Highland made 4,200gns. Born March 2011, this one is by Seawell Diplomat and is out of the Uni daughter Whitebog Claire and was knocked down to J McIntosh, Stranraer.

Commercial heifers sold to a top of £1800 for calving heifers and then £1400 for bulling heifers.

Averages: Seven pedigree in-calf heifers £3210; six pedigree bulling heifers £2948.75; 18 bulls £3581.67 (Wallets Marts).

The society was delighted that Laurent Antignac, France, was able to attend as a guest judge for this our 21st annual show in Castle Douglas, he was rewarded for his task of judging by being the guest at our presentation dinner on the evening of the show, where we had sell out attendance.

Pre-Sale Show Results

Class 1 – Senior Heifer

1st – Farmstock Genetics’ Cumbrian Vermille 520 Pol,

2nd – Farmstock Genetics’ Cumbrian Volute 496,

3rd – EJ Lowman’s Shannon Eileen,

4th – EJ Lowman’s Shannon Marie,

Class 2 – Junior Heifer

1st – J and S Manners’ Seamore Gluvine,

2nd – J and S Manners’ Seamore Glenisla,

3rd – J and S Manners’ Seamore Gladioli,

4th – Manor Lane Eclipse

Class 3 – Senior Bull

1st – Messrs Pye’s Rigel Quezac,

2nd – Farmstock Genetics’ Cumbrian Peal Scurr,

3rd – Angus Gowthorpe’s Approach Farm Diago,

4th – WJ Davidson’s Poldean Clan,

Class 4 – Senior Bull

1st – PM and SM Donger’s Seawell Guardian,

2nd – C Fox’s Manor Lane Erogon,

3rd – PM and SM Donger’s Seawell Gladiator,

4th – PM and SM Donger’s Seawell Galaxy,

Class 5 – Junior Bull

1st – A McKenzie’s Whitebog Glenlivet,

2nd – D Watson’s Darnford Dynmaite,

3rd – R and K Livesey’s Cleuchhead Archer,

4th – PM and SM Donger’s Seawell Gigolo,

Class 6 – Junior Bull

1st – R and K Livesey’s Cleuchhead Adam,

2nd – PM and SM Donger’s Seawell Garfield,

3rd – GS McClymont’s Cuil Einstein,

4th – R and K Livesey’s Cleuchhead Armour,

Championships

Junior Champion Heifer – Seamore Gluvine, J and S Manners (sold for 3200gns)

Reserve Junior Champion Heifer – Seamore Glensila, J and S Manners (sold for 2800gns)

Junior Champion Bull – Whitebog Glenlivet, A McKenzie (sold for 4200gns)

Reserve Junior Champion Bull – Cleuchhead Adam, R and K Livesey (sold for 3800gns)

Champion Heifer – Cumbrian Vermille 520 Poll, Farmstock Genetics (sold for 4000gns)

Reserve Champion Heifer – Cumbrian Volute 496, Farmstock Genetics (sold for 6000gns)

Champion Bull – Seawell Guardian, PM and SM Donger (sold for 4500gns)

Reserve Champion Bull – Rigel Quezac, Messrs Pye (not sold)

Overall Show Champion – Whitebog Glenlivet, A McKenzie, Fortrose, Highland

Overall Reserve Show Champion – Cumbrian Vermille 520 Poll, Farmstock Genetics

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