Trade Was Flying For Galloways At Wallets Marts – Saturday 6th March 2021

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited in association with The Galloway Cattle Society, held the annual show and sale of Pedigree Galloway Cattle.


The Premier sale in the country for the breed certainly lived up to the occasion. Trade was flying for the quality show presented for the sale.


Due to Covid-19 there was no pre-sale show, however this certainly didn’t dim the atmosphere one bit and buyers bid freely to ensure a wonderful trade.

Top price of the day was a tremendous 12,500gns for an August ’18 born heifer, 30-month-old, in-calf Blackcraig Fay A899 which was bought by agricultural photographer Catherine MacGregor from West Rossburnlane Farm, Stirling.

As well as breaking the record price, the vendors – John, Ann and Iain Finlay from Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas – had one of the most successful days, selling two bulls and five heifers for £50,000.

The 16 bulls sold, were in demand and were topped at 11,000gns for Kirkstead Commodore, a September 2018 bull which was brought out by Allan McClymont from Kirkstead, Yarrow, Selkirk, and bought by Robbie Galloway for his Cardona herd at Doune, Perth.


Bulling heifers also reached £4200 twice, selling from Messrs J & S Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead to Mr B Huey, Armoy, Northern Ireland and to Dennis Gall of Boquhan Home Farm, Kipped, Stirling.


Leading Prices


In-calf Heifers – £13,125 Blackcraig, Corsock

– £7875 Blackcraig, Corsock

– £5460 Blackcraig, Corsock


Bulling Heifers – £4200 Romesbeoch, Shawhead

– £3150 Kirkstead, Yarrow

– £2415 Romesbeoch, Shawhead


Bulls – £11,550 Kirkstead, Yarrow

– £7560 Blairvockie, Rowardennan

– £7350 Blackcraig, Corsock




16 bulls sold to average £4477.19 (+£277.19 on the year);

25 heifers-in-calf averaged £3717 (+ £1396);

9 bulling heifers averaged £2460 (+£328).


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