FAIRS.
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CARLISLE HEMPTON HEAD FAIR, Oct. 19. - The first of the Hempton Fairs took
place on Saturday last, and exhibited a considerable increase in the stock
shown as compared with former years.  There were nearly 30*0 sheep on sale,
and a large number of Galloway and Irish cattle, the latter being in the
greater proportion.  Sales were rather dull, but still it was considered "a
selling market", and it certainly was encouraging when compared with the
recent large markets in the north and south.  We could learn but little
respecting prices, but we may say that sheep sold according to kind and
quality, at from 8s 6d to 18s.  Two-year-old bullocks brought £5 10s, and
the best three-year-olds about £9..

WHITWORN, 18th Oct, 1844. - Our cattle market held on the 18th current was
not only well attended, but produced the best show of stock witnessed during
the season.  The sale-effected were not extensive;  but buyers and sellers
met, compared notes, and had a social crack.  This, in many cases, is half
the battle;  the ground paved is an excellent preliminary;  and should the
reports from St. Faith's prove at all favourable., the dealers, by and bye,
will know where to find superior articles.  A score of two-year-old
Galloways brought £7 5s and half a score of the same breed, £6 15s.  --  MR.
HARDIE, Garrarie, has in his possession 10 ewes, each of which lambed twins
or doubles in Febraury last, and what is remarkable, three breeders out of
the ten had again twins before merry September ran its course -- making four
lambs to each during the season.

STRANRAER, 18th October - Our monthly cattle tryst was held here this day
(altough we do not pretend to match the three Falkirks);  and the turn-out,
I must say, was very fair, considering the insular position of the Rhins of
Galloway.  The stock consisted chiefly of Galloways;  but still we had a
sprinkling of Ayreshire queys and Irish stirks.  For six-quarter winterings,
popularly called stirks, prices ranged from £4 2s to £4 10s, according to
quality.

One lot of two-year-olds, with a quarter in point of age into the bargain,
brought £6, and a second £5 10s per head.  The best lot of Ayrshire queys in
calf brought £5 16s.  Up to four o'clock bargains were in progress, and out
of 500 and odd head, perhaps not a fourth part were left over unsold.  In
the opinion of all, the market was a selling one, and as such, it is hoped,
augers well for the future.

The market was well attended by dealers.  Mr. JOSE REID held his annual sale
of queys on the 15th curt.  As usual the attendance was highly respectable,
and in a very brief space the proprietor sold nearly three score at prices
varying from £9 4s to £6 16s.  The stock was remarkably well bred, and in
high condition.
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