WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED MONDAY 14th AUGUST 2017
STORE AND OTM CATTLE
Wallets Marts conducted their special August Anniversary Show and Sale of 893 Store cattle on Monday 14th August 2017. It is now 161 years since Wallets formed their auction business in Castle Douglas and a decision was taken last year to mark the event with an annual show and sale. This event has proved extremely successful drawing increased entries and witnessing buyers from as far afield as Cheshire to Aberdeen. Credit must go to all consignors, both old and new, for the quality of cattle on display.
This years event was ably judged by Mr W Purdon, Straven House, Carluke who found his champion is a Limousin cross bullock consigned by first time exhibitors P & M Gray, Eastfield, Symington. Scaling 522kgs it sold for £1330. Reserve Champion was also a Limousin bullock from the same home which scaled 482kgs and grossed £1245. First prize single heifer was a Charolais cross from DJ & SD Dale Sunley, Ross Farm. Weighing 348kgs it grossed £1005. Best pen of four bullocks was awarded to a pen of Limousin crosses from AJ Sharp, Barscarrow which weighed 506kgs and made £1215. Champion pen of 4 heifers were Limousin crosses from M S Taylor & Son, Edingham which made £930.
Outwith the show cattle bullocks topped at £1395 for a pair of Simmental bullocks from Messrs T Robb, Trolane whilst heifers topped at £1310 for British Blues from the same home. Bullocks topped at 258.3ppkg for Limousins from Eastfield, Symongton with heifers selling to 288.3ppkg for Charolais crosses from Ross Farm, Borgue. Overall averages levelled at 222.46p or £1001.08 for 657 bullocks (217.95p or £968.21 last year) whilst 236 heifers averaged 212.38p or £906.69 (209.6p or £841.19 last year).
Also forward were 26 OTM cattle which saw cast cows topping at 144p per kg for a Simmental from Blackhills, Corsock and £966 for an Aberdeen Angus from Moss-side, Dalbeattie. 5 Cast bulls sold to 128p per kg for a South Devon from Meikle Cloak and to £1331.76 for an Aberdeen Angus from Garrarie. Cast cows averaged 114.96p per kg whilst cast bulls averaged 118.5p
£1165 Midtown; £1145 Glentoo; £1140 Balcraig Moor; £1135 Hill of Balmaghie; £1130, £1110 Redbank; £1100 Glentoo
£1370, £1330 Eastfield; £1285 Barscarrow; £1245 Eastfield; £1215 Flathill; £1215, £1190 Barscarrow; £1190 Fingland
£1395 Trolane; £1190 Garrarie; £1180 Fingland; £1175 Edingham; £1170 Trolane; £1165 High Barlay; £1150 Hillside
£1280 Hillside; £1195 Shangan; £1160 Hill of Balmaghie; £1150 Hillside; £1140 Castlehill; £1130 Meikle Kirkland; £1130 Kirranrae; £1125 Nether Corsock
£1170 Trolane; £1135 Flathill; £995(x2) Fagra; £940 Ross Farm
£1120 Fagra; £1080 Falbae; £1075 Fagra; £1055 Rusko Farms; £985 Boreland of Girthon
£995 Fagra; £960 Low Mains; £915 Mayhaar
£1150, £1060; Drumneil; £905 Bogue
£1055 Hill of Balmaghie; £1025 Culdoach; £1005 Ross Farm; £1000 Culdoach; £950 Nether Corsock; £945 Meikle Kirkland
£1120, £985 High Barlay; £960 Barwhinnock;
£1195 Glentoo; £1195 Fingland; £1060 Glenhowl; £1045, £1000 Fingland; £1000 Cardoness & Kings Laggan
£1030 Balcraig Moor; £985 Hill of Balmaghie; £975 Mayhaar; £960 Balcraig Moor; £950 Low Mains
£1310 Trolane; £920 Culdoach; £890 Ross Farm
£990, £840(x2) Low Mains; £800 Mayhaar
£950 Carleton; £840 Trostrie
£966 Moss-side; £925 Lower Ardmannoch; £987 Slatehouse; £829 Kenmure
£948, £861 Mayhaar
£1131 Garrarie; £1264 Congeith; £1132 Kenmure; £1073 Meikle Cloak