Galloways top at 13,000gns three times at Castle Douglas

Galloway Cattle Society sale saw bulls top at 13,000gns three times

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Barquhill Thor
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Barquhill Thor

The first was 29-month-old Barquhill Thor, the first son of Bonanza of Nether Cleugh to be sold, out of Barquhill Polly, a Barquhill Coca Cola daughter from the McCornick family, Wigtown. The buyer was Eskdalemuir Forestry, Langholm.

Glenrath Rocky
Glenrath Rocky

Next at 13,000gns was Glenrath Rocky, a March 2022-born Troloss Nimrod son, which was bought with hits dam, Diamond 1 of Trolss, a Blackcraig Dec daughter from Joe Cockburn, stockman at Grimmet. It sold to Jimmy Wallace, Dalry, who then sold 22-month-old Alcarax of Fingland by Kirkstead Vindicator out Ulysses of Over Barskeoch sired, Urma 12 of Fingland for the same money to Exmoor Forest Farms, Minehead.

Alcarax of Finland
Alcarax of Finland

 
The male champion, Kirkstead Gattuso, from Alan McClymont and sons, Sam and Oliver, Yarrow, was next at 12,000gns. This Kirkstead Commander son sold to Robert McTurk, Barlaes, Dalry.

James Campbell, Strathaven, had his best sale to date, realising 10,000gns for his 22-month-old bull Kypehill Dutton, a Troloss Impeccable son, which also went to Mr McTurk.

Females topped at 10,000gns for the champion, Blackcraig Blondchen D1308 from John, Ann and Iain Finlay, Corsock.This Barlaes Rivellino daughter and out of Blackcraig Blondchen V485 was bought by Willie Maclean, Oban.

Next at 4,000gns was the reserve champion, Diamond Q019 of Trolosse from Glenrath Farms and bred by Joe Cockburn. This April 2021 born Troloss Nimrod daughter, sold in-calf to Trolosse Olympian to Carolyn Logan and husband Dexter, Stirling.   

Averages - 24 bulls,  £5508.13  (+£269.83 on 2023 with a 77 per cent clearance rate); 11 bulling heifers, £1,765.91 (-£323.59); 11 Heifers having run with bull, £3,455.45 (+£1,250.45).

 Auctioneers: Wallets Marts.

 

 

 

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