Lockerbie Hill Cheviot Rams

7th October 2019

At Lockerbie on Monday 7th October Harrison and Hetherington held their annual Show and Sale of Hill Cheviot Rams on behalf of the Cheviot Sheep Society. A marvellous entry of rams was presented to one of the largest ringsides of buyers in recent years which resulted in a wonderful average of £980.60 (plus £178.63 on the year for 2 more sold) for 311 sold. 43 rams sold at £2000 or more

At the pre-sale show the judge Mr Iain Aitchison awarded the Championship to Messrs WN Douglas, Catslackburn with a Springwells Henry sired 2 shear (21061) which went on to sell for £10,000 and was purchased in a half share between Messrs Fleming, Hislop & Messrs Douglas, Carlenrigg.

The sale topped at £12,000 for lot 91 a shearling (08811) sired by Castle Crusader from J Robertson & Son, The Becks and purchased by WN Douglas, Catslackburn.

Messrs Robertson also sold another shearling ram for £8000, this was 08814 sired by Catslack Top Spot and purchased by Messrs Paton from Durisdeer.

A further two rams sold for £8000, firstly a Hislop Victor sired 2 shear (04432) from Messrs Douglas, Carlenrig purchased by Messrs Robertson, The Beck. Following this was lot 338 a Skirkfield Zoltan sired shearling from Eileen Randall, Drycleuchlea Farm.

Show Results
Group of 3
1st WN Douglas, Catslackburn (306, 307, 310)
2nd J Common & Son, Crossdykes (258, 259, 262)
3rd WJ Douglas & Son, Upper Hindhope (7, 8, 12)

Two Shears
1st WN Douglas, Catslackburn (306)
2nd WJ Douglas & Son, Upper Hindhope (7)
3rd T Elliot, Hindhope (237)

Shearlings
1st J Common & Son, Crossdykes (258)
2nd LW Goodfellow, Townfoot (231)
3rd Mark Little, 5 Douglas Terrace (5)

Champion – WN Douglas, Catslackburn (306)
Reserve Champion – J Common & Son, Crossdykes (258)

Leading prices – £12,000, £8000, £3800(x2), £2500, £2200, £2000 The Becks, £10,000, £5500, £2000 Catslackburn, £8000 Carlenrigg, £8000 Drycleuchlea, £6500, £3000 Crossdykes Farm, £5500, £3000 Hindhope, £5000, £3800 Townfoot, £3500, £3000 Mainside Farm, £3200 Douglas Terrace, £3000, £2800 Easter Alemoor, £3000, £2500, £2200 Sundhope Farm, £3000, £2200, £2100, £2000(x2) Gateslack, £3000 Mountbenger, £2200, £2000(x3) Stirkfield Farm, £2000 Castle Crawford, £2000(x2) Skelfhill Farm,

Leading flock averages – Townfoot (2) £4400; The Becks (16) £2520; Carlenrigg (5) £1944; Catslackburn (14) £1819; Hindhope (11) £1518; Castle Crawford (9) £1474; Drycleuchlea (8) £1423

Averages:
121 Two Shear Rams         £911.82
190 Shearling Rams            £1016.11
311 Rams Overall                £980.60