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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Annual Christmas Show & Sale of 46 Prime Cattle in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th December 2013.

A Grand selection of Prime Cattle was presented to J Scott of Johns Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd who found his Champion in a Home bred 18mo Limousin Bullock 'Red Alert' from regular consignor J & L Craik, Waterside which sold at 360p (£2052.00) to John Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd.

Champion ‘Red Alert’ tops at 360p
Champion ‘Red Alert’ tops at 360p
R to L, Mr Craik (Consignor), Judge Mr J Scott of Johns Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, Sponsor R Vevers Frank Johnston Tractors Ltd

The Reserve Championship was awarded to A & A Ewing, Dumbretton with a 17mo Black Limousin Heifer which made 300p (£1830) to C Anderson.

Reserve Champion from A & A Ewing
Reserve Champion from A & A Ewing

Best Galloway Rosette and Todstone Quiach was won by Klondyke Farms, Shancastle which sold at 300p (£1785) to Local Butchers Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries.

Champion Galloway R to L, Judge J Scott of John Scott Meats Paisley Ltd, Sponsor R Vevers of Frank Johnston Tractors Ltd, S McKinnon
Champion Galloway
R to L, Judge J Scott of John Scott Meats Paisley Ltd, Sponsor R Vevers of Frank Johnston Tractors Ltd, S McKinnon

Prize Schedule
Overall Champion – Waterside 360p to John Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Reserve – Dumbretton 300p to C Anderson

Young Farmers
1. Champion – Dumbretton
2. Opposite to Champion – Meikleholm 265p to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
3. Best Limousin – Dumbretton

Main Show sponsored by Frank Johnston (Tractors) Ltd
1. Charolais Bullock – Shancastle 260p to S Carlisle
2. Bred by Exhibitor - 1st Waterside 360p to Johns Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 2nd Meiklehom 250p to C Anderson
3. Charolais Heifer – Hartbush 260p to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
4. Bred by Exhibitor – Mid Bishopton 270p to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas

Sponsored by North West Limousin Cattle Society
5. Limousin Bullock - 1st Waterside 270p to C Anderson, 2nd Balgrayhill 275p to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 3rd Nether Barr 270p to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
6. Limousin Heifer - 1st Dumbretton 300p to C Anderson, 2nd Greenfield 280p to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd

Sponsored By Macmin Ltd
7. Pure Bred Galloway Bullock - 1st Shancastle 300p to Galloway Quality Meats, 2nd Shancastle 235p to C Anderson
8. Sired by Galloway Bull - 1st Balgrayhill 260p to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan

Outwith Show
Limousin Heifers to 243.5p from Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Bullocks to 240.5p from Kenmuir Ardwall to C Anderson

8 Prime Bulls – All Dairy Bred over 16mo – Holstein Friesian to 140p Barwinnock

77 OTM Cattle – Beef cows met spirited bidding whilst leaner Dairy Cattle continue to meet limited demand.

Per Head
Holstein Friesian to £1350.90 Hotts, £1176.60 Townhead, £934.40 New farm
Angus to £1184 Newlands, £961 Riggheads, £943.80 Foregirth
Limousin to £979.55, £952.15 Foregirth
Stabiliser to £1040.40 South Mains
Charolais to £952.15 Rigghead

Per Kilo
Angus to 185p Newlands, 143p Foregirth
Holstein Friesian to 171p, 153p Hotts, 159p Townhead,146p New Farm
Limousin to 165p Ballaggan, 143p Foregirth
Hereford to 141p Grove, 137p Meikle Barncleugh
Simmental to 134p Corbelly Hill
Charolais to 137p Riggheads
Stabiliser to 137p South Mains

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926 Prime Lambs Forward – a mixed bunch for quality selling to a top of 191p for Texel Crosses from JDM Thomson, Newlands. Top Price per Head was £82.50 for Suffolk Crosses from Miss Williamson, Whinnyhill. Overall average 167.1p.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 187p ave 173.5p
Texel £71.80 Eastside, £70 Archwood & Springfieldhill
Berrichon to £65.50 Glendarroch
Suffolk to £65 Martingirth
Blackface to £64.50 Bogie
NCC to £64 Archwood
Mule to £63 Bogue
Chev Mule to £62 Springfieldhill

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 191p ave 164p
Texel to £76.50 Newlands
Suffolk to £72 Riggheads
Half Bred to £71.50 Annefield
Chaollais to £71 Nether Cargen
Mule to £66.50 Fardingjames
Chev Mule to £65.50 Marwhirn
NCC to £65.50 Archwood

Heavy Lambs to (45.6-52Kg) Top 164p ave 151.2p
Texel to £75.50 Annefield & Maryfield
Suffolk to £73.50 Kirkbride
Mule to £68 Marwhirn

Super Heavy Lambs Suffolk to £82.50 Whinnyhill

482 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade similar for Heavy Ewes but lighter plainer sorts & Cast Rams sharper on the week.

Top Prices
Texel to £103.50, £88.50 Mains of Airies, £93.50 Balgrennan
NCC to £59.50, £55, £54.50 Upper Portrack
Mule to £55.50, £54.50 Newmains, £55.50 Clonrae
Isle d France - £45.50 Burrance of Courance
Blackface to £52.50 North Shortcleugh
Romney to £51.50 Mains of Airies
Jacob to £44.50 North Shortcleugh

Texel to £114.50 Hayfield
Leicester to £114.50, £93.50 Macqueston
Blackface to £90 Cowcorse
Suffolk to £65.50 Whinnyhill
Cheviot to £86.50 Glenjaan
Clun to £57.50 Nether Keir

Heavy Ewes averaged £50.68
Light Ewes averaged £41.17
Rams Averaged £75.09

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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