8th June 2020
Blackface Ewe Hoggs
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged their annual sale of Blackface hoggs.
Blackface ewe hoggs were tremendous to sell and well short of buyers requirements. 481 sold to average £149.09, a rise of £25.29 on the year. Hoggs looked a picture and were a credit to the Vendors who under the current circumstances had to stay away. This did not hinder the trade in any way, with top today a new centre record for Blackface hoggs of £600 for a pen of three tremendous hoggs brought out by shepherd Robert McTaggart from long time consignor, Glen Farm, Gatehouse of Fleet and sold to Alan Stewart, Co Antrim. At £320 was another pen of three this time from Jim and Fiona Burns, Craignell, selling to Mr P Turnbull, Whitby.
£600 Glen; £320 Craignell; £190, £180, £140, £125 Corsebank; £185, £160 Little Larg; £185, £170, £155 Gass; £170 Kirkland; £155 Craigdarroch; £150 Glen; £125 Glenmanna; £120(X2) Linfairn; £120 Marbrack