Wallets Marts at Castle Douglas saw news records set for the Belted Galloway breed as today’s sale saw a top price of 9000gns for Peebleshire-based Helen Hamilton’s April 2010-born Lullenden Hector.
The purchasers for the bull used at Miss Hamilton’s herd this summer at Whitehope, Innerleithen, Peebleshire, were Roy Robson and James Irving from Cumbria and Jim Oliver from Northumberland.
The record-breaker is by Uras Grampian and out of Lullenden Heatherbell. Miss Hamilton also held the previous breed record price of 7,800gns set at Castle Douglas two years.
The overall champion at the show which was judged by Jane Smith who had the top price last year at 5800gns, was Mosston Muir Irish Primrose shown by Joyce Rennie of Mosston Muir, Guthrie, Forfar.
This four-year-old heifer by Castlemartin Charlie and out of Mosston Muir Primrose was joint second top bid of the day. She has had a highly successful show career winning many red rosettes and lifting the overall Belted Galloway championship at Ayr earlier this year.
It was a successful day for Cumbrian exhibitor Carolyn Fletcher of Barwise Hall, Appleby-in-Westmorland, who saw two of her bulls reach 5200gns and 4500gns in quick succession.
Her top price was for Barwise Jackaroo, a September 2010-born son of Broadmeadows Lennie and out of Barwise Jamette, which has tremendous breeding behind him. His grandsire Barwise Jigsaw was a champion and is still breeding many top champions while his sire also produced some great champions.
Caroline’s 4500gn bull was Barwise Julius Caesar, born in November 2010 and out of Barwise Jamella and by Southfield Double O Seven. He is another grandson of many times champion Jigsaw.
There was also a show and sale of White Galloways with the champion being shown by Messrs G and K Gilligan of High Creoch, Gatehouse of Fleet. High Creoch Katie 2nd, born in January last year, is by Rob Roy of Finniness and out of High Creoch Kathleen. She was sold for the price in the Whites of 1300gns.