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Record Average for North Country Cheviot Hill Rams

Wednesday 20th September 2017 saw the annual show and sale of North Country Cheviot Hill rams at Lockerbie where a record average of £1037.80 was achieved  – a rise of £255.16 on the year.

Topping the sale and achieving a new centre record of £9000 were Messrs Bridgewater and Wood, Potholm, Langholm with their 2 shear ram Esk Tremor who was sired by Whitchesters Salvo. He was purchased by Cheviot Farming Ltd, Elsdonburn.

Esk Tremor

Esk Tremor - £9,000

Messrs M & S Wilson, Newbank, Beattock sold their Hethpool Lancer sired 2 shear for £8000 in a half share to Messrs Baillie, Calla and Mr Fox, St Johns Kirk.

Messrs Bridgewater and Wood sold another 2 shear, their first into the ring and also a Whitchesters Salvo son, for £6000 purchased by Mr Alan Cowan of Philiphaugh Estates.

Kelso Talbot from Kelsocleugh Farming Co, Yetholm was the next best when he sold for £5500 to Messrs M & S Wilson, Newbank.

J Hepburn & Co, Northhouse Farm, Hawick sold a Northhouse Regal sired ram for £3800 to Raehills Farms Ltd, Lockerbie.

The first 2 shear forward from Philiphaugh Estate sold for £3200. Sired by Elsdonburn Maximus the successfully bidder was Messrs Dunlop & Son, Commonside, Hawick.  Also at the same money was W & J Thomson’s Hownam Grange Senator sired ram which sold to J Hepburn & Co.

RJ Tweedie & Co, Buchtrig, Jedburgh sold a Whitchesters Nigel son for £3000 to Mr W Porter, East Scryne, Angus.

Prize List
Two Shear Rams
1st        W & F Elliot Ltd, Hethpool
2nd       JM Elliot & Partners, Woodside
3rd        RJ Tweedie & Co, Buchrig

Shearling Rams
1st        JM Elliot & Partners, Woodside
2nd       D Baillie, Calla
3rd        D Baillie, Calla

Overall Champion – W & F Elliot Ltd, Hethpool
Reserve Champion – JM Elliot & Partners, Woodside

Leading prices: £9000, £6000 Potholm, £8000, £2800, £1500, £1200(x2) Newbank, £5500, £1500 Kelsocleugh Farming, £3800 Northhouse Farm, £3200, £2200 Philiphaugh Estate, £3200, £2800, £1800, £1400, £1300, £1200 Hownam Grange Farm, £3000, £1800, £1500, £1200(x2) Buchtrig, £2800, £2200, £1800, £1600, £1200 Hethpool, £2500, £2000, £1400, £1300 Stouphill, £2500, £2200, £1200 Mountbenger, £2000, £1700, £1400, £1200 Woodside Farm, £1900, £1800, £1600, £1300, £1200 Commonside, £1800, £1400 Whitstonehill, £1700 Catslackburn, £1500 Floors Farming, £1500, £1200 Attonburn Farm, £1300 Calla, £1300 East Scryne, £1300 Mainside, £1200 Jeanfield, £1200 Hartside, £1200 Lymiecleugh.

NC Cheviot

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