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22nd PREMIER SHOW AND SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the 22nd Annual Premier Show and Sale of Pedigree and Commercial Salers Cattle under the auspices of the Salers Cattle Society.
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In general, trade for both pedigree and commercial females greatly exceeded expectations, whilst bulls met with a limited demand resulting in very selective bidding.

At the Friday’s show, judge Gerald Smith, Drumsleed, found his female champion in the form of the senior heifer Darnford Evita from David Watson,Banchory. Evita is by the French sire Vaillante and out of Cuil Beauty, she is five months in-calf to Darnford Elton. She went on to sell for 4000gns to J Innes and Sons, Dunscroft, Huntly.

Darnford Evita - 4000gns
Darnford Evita – 4000gns

Male Champion of the show was Whitebog Hercules who went on to take Overall Champion and sold for 4200gns to Messrs Aitken, Carlopshill.
Whitebog Hercules - 4200gns
Whitebog Hercules – 4200gns

Reserve overall champion and reserve male champion was Harestone General from Neil Barclay, Crathes, Banchory. General went on to sell for joint top price of 6000gns to Garpel Farms, Cumnock.
Harestone General - 6000gns
Harestone General – 6000gns

Darnford Earl also hit the high notes for David Watson selling for 6000gns to Messrs A McConchie, Mains of Penninghame.
Darnford Earl - 6000gns
Darnford Earl – 6000gns

Top priced pedigree female was Cuil Eleanor from Graham and Colin McClymont, Cuil Palnue, which made 4400gns to Alan Howatson, Risk, Newton Stewart.
Cuil Eleanor - 4000gns
Cuil Eleanor – 4400gns

With a host of buyers forward from both the North of Scotland and Wales; the trade for the commercial section can only be described as electric. A pair of Salers cross in-calf heifers from Mains of Pennighame topped their section at £2250. This was followed at £1700 for a pen of three in-calf heifers from Stanbury Manor, Cornwall.
Champion pen of commerical heifers came from Cuil, with four bulling heifers which sold for £1700 to Messrs Guild Jones, Rhayader.
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Topping the yearling heifers and heifer stirk section at £1650 was a pen of six from Mains of Penninghame selling to Alex and Jonathan Wright, Pinmore Mains, Girvan.
Pedigree cattle averages: eight in-calf heifers £2862, five bulling heifers £3381, 13 bulls £4361. 
Commercial cattle averages: 12 in-calf heifers £1683.33, 86 bulling heifers £1218.37, 95 Yearling Heifers averaged £1277.89.
Pre-Sale Show Results
Class 1 Senior Female
1st   Darnford Evita, D Watson, Banchory
2nd   Cumbrian Rouge 553, Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk
3rd   Cuil Eleanor, G and C McClymont, Newton Stewart
Class 2 Junior Female
1st   Cuil Fiona, G and C McClymont, Newton Stewart
2nd  Cuil Floss, G and C McClymont, Newton Stewart
3rd   Rigel Oyster, Messrs Pye, Yarm, N Yorks
Class 3 Junior Female
1st   Cleuchhead Hope 16th, R and K Livesey, Melrose
2nd   Cleuchhead Corolle 14th, R and K Livesey, Melrose
Class 4 – Not Shown
Class 5 Senior Male
1st   Harestone General. N Barclay, Banchory
2nd   Beeston Hall Egor, S and R Hallos, Halifax, W Yorks
3rd   Rigel Churchill, Messrs Pye, Yarm, N Yorks
4th   Poldean Donk, Messrs Davidson, Moffat
Class 6 Senior Male
1st   Darmford Earl, D Watson, Banchory
2nd   Seawell Highlight, P and S Donger, Towcester, Northants
3rd   Seawell Hallmark, P and S Donger, Towcester, Northants
4th   Darnford Elite, D Watson, Banchory
Class 7 Junior Male
1st   Whitebog Hercules, A Mckenzie, Fortrose
2nd  Whitebog Homer, A Mckenzie, Fortrose
3rd   Whitebog henry, A McKenzie, Fortrose
4th   Traboyack Optimus, J Wright, Grivan
Class 8 Junior Male
1st   Cleuchhead Billy, R and K Livesey, Melrose
2nd   Cumbrian Jokit (Poll), Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk
3rd   Chapelpark Grant, J Pirie, Kingussie
4th   Poldean Elton, Messrs. Davidson, Moffat
Silver Salver
Champion Senior Female – Darnford Evita, D Watson, Banchory
Reserve Champion Senior Female – Cumbrian Rouge 553, Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk
Maxwell Smith Cup
Champion Junior Female – Cuil Fiona, G and C McClymont, Newton Stewart
Reserve Champion Junior Female – Cleuchhead Hope 16th, R and K Livesey, Melrose
McClymont Cup
Overall Female Champion – Darnford Evita
Overall Reserve Champion Female – Cuil Fiona
Salers Shield
Champion Senior Male – Harestone General, N Barclay, Banchory
Reserve Champion Senior Male – Darnford Earl, D Watson, Banchory
Fisher Trophy
Champion Junior Male – Whitebog Hercules, A McKenzie, Fortrose
Reserve Champion Junior Male – Whitebog Homer, A McKenzie, Fortrose
Cuil Cup
Overall Male Champion – Whitebog Hercules, A McKenzie, Fortrose
Overall Reserve Male Champion – Harestone General, N Barclay, Banchory
Jack Boyes Trophy
Show Champion – Whitebog Hercules, A McKenzie, Fortrose
Show Reserve Champion – Harestone General, N Barclay, Banchory
Tullyneddie Trophy
Highest Placed Polled Animal – Cumbrian Jokit (Poll), Farmstock Genetics, Selkirk
Willie Davidson Memorial Trophy, presented by Davidson Bros. Shott
Best Pen of Commercial Cattle – G and C McClymont, Cuil, Newton Stewart
Reserve Pen of Commercial Cattle – Messrs. Davidson, Poldean, Moffat

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Salers Cattle Society of the UK
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Salers Cattle Society of the UK
Jasmine Cottage, Gavinton, TD11 3QP
T: 07903 626249 E: secretary@salers.uk
VAT Reg No: 625 3266 49

Registered Address: Lane Farm , Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH
T: 01539 567804
Company Reg No: 01892440 Charity No: 1115115