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Plenty of stock forward at Dumfries Christmas show

DUMFRIES held its seasonal primestock sale, where the supreme cattle champion led the bids.

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Champion honours went to a 535kg British Blue heifer from Niall Goldie, Newbie Mains, and Ben Radley, Loaningfoot, which later sold for 360p/kg (£1,926) the judge, Norman Hall, Stranraer, for Fraser Butchers.

 

Reserve was a Limousin cross steer which tipped the scales at 795kg and sold for 290p/kg (£2,305.50) to the judge.

 

The Galloway cattle entry was topped by A. Carruthers and Son, Peela Hill, with a 555kg steer which went home with the judge Jimmy Craig of Castle Douglas Butchers, Ballards, for 280p/kg (£1,554).

 

Top Limousin was a black steer weighing 795kg from Billy Boyd, Terregles, which was knocked down for 290p/kg to Mr Hall, Stranraer.

 

Prime lambs saw the overall championship go to a pair of 50kg Beltex from Gillesbie Farms, Boreland. They realised £130/head to the judge Mr Hall, who also paid £130/head for the reserves, a pair of 50kg Texels from the same farm.

 

Mcdermid Farmers, Waterside, led the any other breed class with a pair of Millenium Blues which sold for £89/head to Jason tucker, Pontypool.

 


 

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