At Lockerbie on Tuesday 12th September Harrison & Hetherington held their annual show and sale of North Country Cheviot and Hill Cheviot wedder lambs, which attracted a superb show of 1000.
The pre sale show was capably judged by Mr Neil Conaghan, West Scales, who awarded the following prizes:
Cheviot Wether Lambs
1st – RJ Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot, Thornhill – £58
2nd – RH Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill – £54.50
3rd – D & A Telfer, Cleuchfoot Farm, Langholm -£50
Champion – RJ Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot, Thornhill – £58
Lambs looked particularly well considering the inclement weather, and the Championship was awarded to Messrs RJ Menzie & Co, Chanlockfoot, Thornhill, which later went on to sell to £58 per life to Mr Kevin Saunders. Second prize went to Castle Crawford which sold to £54.50 and 3rd prize went to Cleuchfoot and sold to £50. Outwith the prize winners, a marvelous pen from Stirkfield Farms sold to £56. The overall sale averaged £49.27.
Leading prices: Hill Cheviot £58 Chanlockfoot, £56, £51.50 Stirksfield Farms, £54.50, £48 Gateslack, £50, £47.50 Cleuchfoot Farm, £48.50 Wardlaw, £48.50, £43.50 Dressetland Farm, £47.50 Cossarshill, £46 Hopsrig, Texel £51.50, £50.50 High Road.