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Salers sell to 9,000gns twice at Castle Douglas

The Farmers Guardian-supported show and sale of pedigree and cross-bred Salers cattle held at Castle Douglas in conjunction with the Salers Cattle Society had a large increase in the commercial section.

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Overall champion, Harestone Lamborghini, from R. and N. Barclay, Insch, which sold for 9,000gns
Overall champion, Harestone Lamborghini, from R. and N. Barclay, Insch, which sold for 9,000gns

Attracting a full ringside of both pedigree and suckler producers, the judge, Glandon Lewis, Welshpool, awarded the overall championship to Harestone Lamborghini, from R. and N. Barclay, Insch.

 

This November 2016-born bull, by Whitebog Convener out of the imported cow, Ideale, sold for the joint top price of 9,000gns to Messrs Alexander, Blairgowrie.

 

Also selling for 9,000gns was September 2016-born Drumaglee Legend by Baron, out of Drumaglea Alice, from Patrick Boyd, Tiree. The buyer was Martin and Sons, Dalry.

 

The reserve overall champion was Bacardi Maximus, a junior bull, by Gulliver, from Roy and Adam Crockett, Hawick, which sold for 3,800gns.

Drumaglea Legend from P. Boyd, Tiree, which sold for 9,000gns
Drumaglea Legend from P. Boyd, Tiree, which sold for 9,000gns
Reserve overall champion, Bacardi Maximus, from R. and A. Crockett, Hawick, which sold for 3,800gns.
Reserve overall champion, Bacardi Maximus, from R. and A. Crockett, Hawick, which sold for 3,800gns.

Heifers topped at 3,000gns for Cuil Mabel, from Colin McClymont, Newton Stewart. This May-calving heifer sold to A. Hamilton, Thornhill.

 

The May 2016-born heifer, Drumlegagh Lea, by Fanfan, from the Elliotts, Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland, sold in-calf to Drumlegagh Hamish, to Alex Wright, Pinmore Mains, for 2,400gns.

 

Champion in the commercial section was a pen of four in-calf heifers from Messrs Crockett, which also secured the top price of £2,200/head, selling to Mr Wright. Reserve section champion was a pen of bulling heifers from Rob, Kath and Iain Livesey, Cleuchhead, which made

£1,650/head.

 

Averages – Pedigree section – 16 bulls, £4,672.50 (-£1,138); 18 in-calf heifers, £1,575 (-£926); 8 bulling heifers, £1,155 (-£1,066). Commercial section – 4 heifers with calves at foot, £1,687.50; 30 in-calf heifers, £1,733.33 (+£40); 200 bulling heifers and heifer stirks, £1,317.50 (-£55).

 

Auctoneers: Walletts Mart.

 

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