Two bulls sold for the top price of 2,600gns today at the Galloway Cattle Society’s Annual Spring Show and Sale held at Carlisle. The 1st prize winning and Overall Male Champion Troloss Kansas from the Biggar based Troloss Farms was purchased by GTJ & A Medland from Tavistock, Devon. This 2 year old entry is a son of Blackcraig Dec and bred from a Kirkstead Lieutenant sired daughter.
TROLOSS KANSAS – 2,600gns
The next lot in to the sale ring also sold for the same money, Unthank Arthur, shown by Andrew Thorpe from Rochdale. This 2nd prize winning entry is by Rebus of Nether Cleugh and out of the homebred cow by Knightrider of Nether Cleugh. Arthur was sold to JRF Pattinson of Hexham.
UNTHANK ARTHUR – 2,600gns
Topping the in-calf heifers at 1,600gns was Astrid 647 of Whitehill from Lockerbie based Walter Henderson. Sired by Mountbenger Colonel and out of a homebred cow she had been scanned in calf to Titan of Whitehill and was purchased by local breeder Keith Laurie from Brampton.
The bulling heifer Barlaes Brownie 232nd from Robert McTurk also sold for 1,600gns, she had been 2nd in her class and Reserve Female Champion at the pre-sale show. Sired by Barlaes JFK, this April 2015 born heifer was purchased by T Davies & Sons from Rhayader.
Robert McTurk’s Overall Female Champion, Barlaes Robina 37th sold for 1,550gns to Brendan Douglas from Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. This 2 year old heifer also sired by Barlaes JFK is out of a Barlaes Challenger sired cow.
Brendan Douglas bought two further heifers from Robert McTurk, Barlaes Brownie 230th for 1,500gns and Barlaes Grace 91st at 1,420gns.
In the n-pedigree section local breeder JW Foster & Son sold two bulling heifers for £1020 both going to M, ME, TR & KM Wallace from Hexham.
Averages: Pedigree: 3 Bulls £2327.50, 4 Heifers In Milk/In Calf £1365.00, 19 Bulling Heifers £1100.29, 3 Cows Non-Pedigree: 6 Bulling Heifers £880.00, 2 Cows £825.00, 2 Blue Grey Bulling Heifers £820.00