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WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED
Friday 7thFebruary 2014
49thPremier Sale of Registered Luing Cattle
With continuing uncertainty in CAP reform resultingin a general lack of confidence within the agricultural sector at present,trade at the 49
thPremier Sale of Registered Luing Cattle was more selective than previous years.Despite this a good ringside of bidders from throughout the UK were in attendance and willing to pay good money for the better end of stock. At the show in the morning the judge, Mr Jim Caygill of Skipton, picked a pair of heifers from Messrs McNee, Benhar as hisin-calf champions. They went on to sell for 2600 guineas each to Messrs I & E. Davies, Corwen, Wales. Reserve Champion
in-calf heifers came from J.S. Murray, Rockcliffe which sold for 2000 guineas to local enthusiast John Jardine, Fairgirth
Farm. First time sellers Hanbury and Porritt Partne rship, Lampert lifted the bulling heifer championship with a pair of
Milkieston Kojak sired heifers which made joint topprice of 1700 guineas and sold to Andrew Lyth. Also at 1700 guineas
were a trio of March 2012 born heifers from breed stalwarts Cadzow Bros, Luing. Bulls sold to 6000 gui
neas twice for bullsfrom Messrs McNee, Benhar. Firstly Benhar Prince, a February 2012 son of Benhar Murray, sold to Philliphaugh Estates and the last bull through the ring Benhar Piper, a June 2012 son of Benhar Lennox, sold to Professor Penny, Harehead.
27 in-calf Heifers average £1785 (-£146 on last
107 Bulling Heifers average £1262 (+£70 on last y
14 Bulls average: £3803 (-£892 on last year)