The female record was smashed and there were increased averages in all sections at the sale of Galloway cattle at Castle Douglas.
The record breaker at 12,500gns was Blackcraig Fay A899 from John, Ann and Iain Finlay, Blackcraig, Corsock. This September 2018-born, Blackcraig Vagrant daughter, out of the Blackcraig Sam sired Blackcraig Fay sold, in-calf to Blackcraig Yahoo, to Catherine MacGregor, Blairdrummond, as the foundation female for her new herd.
Next from the same home, selling for 7,500gns was Blackcraig Joan A925, a September 2018 born Blackcraig Xtreme daughter, out of Blackcraig Joan S374, and again in-calf to Blackcraig Yahoo. The buyer was Cameron Barnett, Corsock, who then bought the remaining Blackcraig consignment all in -calf to Blackcraig Yahoo. These were Blackcraig Imprezz A912 by Blackcraig Vagabond for 5,200gns, Blackcraig Diana A959 by Blackcraig Vagrant for 4,600gns and Blackcraig Bertha by Jock of Balgray again for 4,600gns.
Blackcraig’s bulls, Bugsy Malone, a Nucamp of Balgray son sold for 7,000gns to Allan McClymont, Kirkstead, and Blackcraig Big Bear by Blackcraig Yahoo, sold for 6,500gns to Stewart and Kathleen McIntosh, Hawick.
Top price in the male section was 11,000gns for Kirkstead Commodore from Messrs McClymont. This 30-month-old bull is by Kirkstead Vindicator and out o
f the Penninghame Major daughter, Kirkstead Quebec Y9. It sold to Robbie Galloways’ Cardona herd, Doune.
Duncan Maxwell, Drymen, sold 23-month-old Ben Lomond Dalmore by Wipa of Romesbeoch for 7,200gns to Exmoor Forest Farms, Minehead, Somerset, which also bought Avenger of Kilnstown by Buccleuch Adonis for 4,200gns, from Kilnstown Farms Ltd, Bewcastle.
Dynamite of Over Barkseoch, a 15-month-old bull by Amadeus of Over Barkeoch from Messrs Wallace Over, Dalry, made 5,200gns to C.J. Baird, Thornhill.
Averages - 16 bulls, £4,477.19 (+£277.19 on 2020); 25 heifers in-calf, £3,717 (+ £1,396);
9 bulling heifers, £2,460 (+£328).
Auctioneers: Wallets Marts.