The Belted Galloway Cattle Society
Castle Douglas Sale Report
A large gathering of buyers were present at the Belted Galloway Cattle Society’s Annual Show and Sale held at Wallets Marts Castle Douglas premises on Friday 25th October.
Maximus Tiny Lives
The senior heifer class saw a unique and heartwarming departure from the normal practice, when the top price of 2,800 guineas was paid for the first prize heifer Maximus Tiny Lives (lot 19). She was bred by Max and Liz Welters and named after the charity Tiny Lives Trust, which supports the Special Care Baby Unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Two years ago the Unit saved the lives of the Welters’ prematurely born twin girls, and as a mark of their gratitude the couple promised to donate the proceeds of Maximus Tiny Lives’ sale to the charity. The market also relinquished its fees for this lot. Buyers reciprocated with keen bidding which ended with the heifer going to Anthony and Fiona Laing of Coulmony House in Morayshire.
An unusual but great fundraising story that will go down in history thank you to the Welters Family.
Riggit Galloway Cattle Society Summer Meeting August 15th-16th 2013
The Riggit Galloway Cattle Society held it’s summer meeting and farm walks on the 15th and 16th August 2013 in Cumbria.
Fast becoming a recognised calendar highlight, this year’s event was kindly centred on our hosts the Richardson family and their Stonehouse herd of Riggit Galloways.
Breeding stock for sale
For details of Belted galloways for sale, including a preview of some of the Spring Sales entries, please see our Cattle For Sale/Wanted section.
The wet weather in 2012 has led to an unprecedented build up of pasture borne parasites, with many breeders reporting very high infestations of liver fluke. NADIS was formed in 1995 to provide forecasts of parasite levels and promote best practice with regard to control systems.
For their monthly forecast click on the link below.