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Castle Douglas Ewe & Gimmer Report 2020

23rd September 2020

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS EWE & GIMMER SALE REPORT

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited on Wednesday 23rd September staged their new sales fixture of the Annual Sale of Draft Blackface Ewes and Gimmers followed by the 32nd Annual Sale of Blueface Leicester Rams held on behalf of the Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders Association. The new format was deemed a resounding success with breeding sheep trading at record levels, all classes were well up on the year.

Commencing with the Draft Ewes they were off the clock to average an outstanding £109.58 for 2013 up a colossal £40.83. Top was a select pen of 6 from Glen Farms, Gatehouse of Fleet selling for a centre record for Draft Ewes at £420, selling to Messrs Graham, Mains of Burnbank. Overall select pens of ewes showed the lowest of increases in some cases £20/£30 up whereas some lots of the hill ewes were as much as £60 up with these ewes looking exceptionally well on the year.

Following, the Gimmers again sold to extreme rates with the top being a select pen of 5 from Messrs Burns, Craignell, selling for £360 to Alan Stewart NI, again an increase of £41.04, resulting in 1142 gimmers averaging £165.62 for 220 more sold.

Other leading prices
Ewes:- £205 Grimmet to S Percival; £160 Glen to M Kemp; £155 Blackloch to J Boyd, NI; £152 Knockreoch to Kirk, Hall of Drumpark; £145 Milnmark to M Kelly, NI; £145 Knockdon to J Boyd,NI; £140 Over Barskeoch to Logan, Dalfask; £140 Cuil to M Kemp; £138 Craig to Ingraston; £138 Drannandow to Townshields; £135 Milnmark to Shawhead; £132 Chirmorrie to S Maginn,NI; £130 Larg to Glenhead NI; £130 Blackcraig to Auchenflower; £130 Drannandow to Boreland of Girthon.

Gimmers;-£310 Kirkland of Morton to S Percival; £300 Gass to A McCullough NI; £290 Marbrack to S McLean; £250 Craignell to Upper Cragabus; £235 & £225 Blackloch to Slacksdale Farm, Derbyshire; £215 Knockreoch to B Douglas NI; £215 Drannandow to B Douglas NI; ££200 Blackcraig to S&J Ballantyne, NI; £200 Gass to Culdoach; £195 Barleas to Upper Hardland; £185 Shawsknowe to Hall of Drumpark; £185 Blackcraig to D Anderson NI; £185 Craig to I MacDonald, South Uist; £185 Beoch Loch Doon to R McKie;£180 Larg ro A Butler, NI; £180 Glen to B Douglas NI; £180 Barlaes to Girvan Mains; £180 Shawsknowe to Glenswinton; £180 Larg to A Butler, NI.

FLOCK AVERAGES
EWES
Glen, Gatehouse 19 231.05
Blackloch 7 155
Cuil 30 140
Milnmark 78 133.08
Drannandow-Napper 15 130
Palgowan 88 128
Drannandow 42 127.71
Blackcraig 29 127.59
Knockreoch 106 127.52
Speddoch 33 125
Clanary 22 125
Knockdon 26 123.31
Lorg 104 112.46
Markdhu 25 112
Larg  Knockainse 46 111.74

Gimmers
Marbrack 20 290
Gass 32 243.75
Craignell 26 236.50
Blackloch 28 230.71
Drannandow 12 215
Kirkland of Morton 21 196.19
Knockreoch 26 193.84
Craig 10 185
Glen 5 180
Larg- Knockainse 7 180
Barlaes  Lorg 65 179.61
Shawesknowe 18 176.94
Fairgirth 29 175
Miltonise 20 175
Blackcraig 120 174.16
Larg 38 172.89
Corbiehall 31 166.77
Barlaes  Altry 57 165.78
Barlaes 70 162.64

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