Lockerbie Main Sale of North Country Cheviot Hill Rams

26th September 2018

On Wednesday Lockerbie Mart hosted the annual show and sale of North Country Cheviot Hill rams.

Topping the sale at £9000 and equaling the centre record achieved last year was Linhope Farming Partnership, Hartside, Powburn with lot 14 Hartside Hill Vettel a Whitehope Phantom sired two-shear ram. This ram was purchased by Messrs JM Elliot and partners, Woodside, Kelso.

Lot 14 – Hartside Hill Vettel from Linhope Farming Partnership sold for 9,000 gns.

The same home also sold the second top of the day at £4500. This was lot 13 a Langdale Pedro sired two-shear which sold to Bowmont Farming Ltd, Kelso.

Lot 13 – Hartside Hill Vardy from Linhope Farming Partnership sold for 4,500 gns.

Kelsocleugh Farming, Yetholm sold lot 261 a Bedshiel Rockall sired two-shear at £4200 to Messrs R & S Flintoff, Yetholm.

Lot 261 – Kelso Viceroy from Kelsocleugh Farming. Sold for 4,200 gns

Two rams sold for £4000, the first of these was lot 50 Newbank Vintage, sired by Rawbank Rock and consigned by Messrs M & S Wilson, Beattock. He was another to be purchased by Bowmont Farming Ltd, Kelso.

Lot 50 – Newbank Vintage from M. and S.Wilson and Sons. Sold for 4,000 gns.

Messrs Wilson decided to reinvest their £4000 when they then purchased lot 195 for the same money. Hethpool Vandal sired by Hartside Hill Rhino was consigned by Messrs W & F Elliot, Hethpool, Wooler.

Lot 195 – Hethpool Vandal from W. and F. Elliot. Sold for 4,000 gns.

A total of 257 rams averaged £861.95 (-£175.86) for 33 more sold on the year.

Leading prices: £9000, £4500, £3200, £2000, £1200 Linhope Farming Partnership, £4200, £3200, £2000, £1800 Kelsocleugh Farming, £4000, £2500, £1800, £1700, £1500, £1250 Hethpool, £4000, £1800, £1200 Newbank, £2800, £2000 Bowmont Farming Ltd, £2800, £2400, £1300 Stouphill, £2800, £1800 Potholm, £2600, £2200(x3) Hownam Grange, £2400 Catslackburn,  £2000 Northhouse Farm, £2000, £1800, £1200(x2) Sorbietrees, £1800 Buchtrig, £1700 Gillesbie Farms, £1600, £1200 Rawburn Farm, £1600, £1200 Jeanfield Farm, £1500 Calla, £1400 Whitstonehill, £1300 Mountbenger, £1300 Clerkhill Farm, £1300 Mainside Farm,