A new record price of £1,800 was set at the North Country Cheviot in lamb show and sale held at Lockerbie on Saturday 18th February 2012.
An enormous ringside of buyers attended the sale, coming from the north of Scotland and Oxfordshire. A good show of sheep were forward and prices achieved reflected on the quality of sheep presented.
The one shear park bred ewe sold for the top price of the sale at £1,800 shown by Keith Stone of Richmond, Yorkshire. This stylish lady is a daughter of Philiphaugh Jumbuck and goes back to the Ericstane X Factor ram. She was sold in lamb to Hownam Grange Muscle Man and was purchased by James Burton of Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Also from the Nun Cote Nook pen came the next leading price at £800. This was another one shear ewe and sired by Allenshaws Tango and also in lamb to Hownam Grange Muscle Man. She was purchased by Messrs Earle of Penypont, Carmarthen.
Leading the hill section at £750 was a one crop ewe consigned by Kelsocleugh Farming of Yetholm, Kelso. Sired by their home bred ram Kelso KP and carries the Hownam Grange Hickory through her grandsire line, she sold in lamb to Armadale Kamakazie. She was knocked down to J Shorrock of Burnley, Lancs.
Selling for £550 was a gimmer from the Hownam Grange pen of W Thompson. This was a daughter of Shoestanes Subsonic and was in lamb to Allenshaws Magestic. She travels with the top priced entry of the sale and goes to James Burton of Ashbourne.
Average – 42 females £325.48.
Other prices – £500 Hownam Grange, £500 Carruthers, £500 Kinaldy, £400 Gilston, £400 Hownam Grange.
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