Lockerbie Main Sale of North Country Cheviot Hill Rams

25th September 2019

On Wednesday 25th September, Harrison and Hetherington Ltd, hosted the annual show and sale of North Country Cheviot Hill rams at Lockerbie Mart.

Topping the sale at £6000 was Messrs W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange, Kelso, with a two-shear ram sired by Sorbietrees (4970) This ram was purchased by Cheviot Farming Ltd, Wooler.

M/s Thompson, Hownam Grange -£6000

Messrs JF Irving & Son, Montbenger attained the second top price of £5500, this time a three-shear ram sired by Whitehope (2224) purchased by Philliphaugh Estate, Selkirk.

JF Irving & Son, Mountbenger – £5500

Two rams sold for £5000, the first of these was consigned by WN Douglas, Yarrow, Selkirk. This was the first from the Whitehope flock, a two-shear ram, sired by Glendale Rebel, and was purchased by Messrs T Elliot (Bedshiel), Galashiels. The second followed later in the sale, Hartside Hill Warrior, from Linhope Farming Partnership, Alnwick. This Whitehope Phantom son joins the Esk flock, owned by Messrs Bridgewater & Wood, Langholm.

WN Douglas, Catslackburn – £5000
Linhope Farming Partnership, Hartside – £5000

The Hownam Grange pen was in demand, selling two rams to £4500 each. Hownam Grange Whanganui and Howman Grange War Lord. Both sired by Newbank Spitfire and purchased by Messrs WW Dunlop & Son, Commonside, Hawick and Sorbietrees Farm Ltd, Newcastleton respectively.

At the same money was the first of the day from W Elliott Ltd Hethpool flock, Hethpool Warrior. This two-shear ram, was sired by Whitchesters Raptor and was successfully purchased by W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange Farm, Kelso.

Taking a £4200 call was the second entry from the Newbank pen from Messrs M & S Wilson & Sons, Newbank, Moffat. Newbank Walker, sired by Badnaloch Mania was picked on by Philliphaugh Estate, Selkirk.

Close behind at £4000 was Hownam Grange Winner, again consigned by W & J Thomson. Another two-shear again sired by Newbank Spitfire, going to Annandale & Lochwood Estates, Lockerbie.

Following the pattern at £4000 was J Hepburn & Co, Northhouse Farm, Hawick, with North House Whambam. Sired by Whitehope Stig , he found a new home with Robert Rennie, Attonburn, Kelso.

Also selling at £4000, was out of the Hethpool pen, a Woodside Smackhead son. Hethpool Wizard was favoured by Floors Farming, Rawburn Farm, Duns.

Completing the quartet at £4000, was Commonside Wet Blanket, from Messrs WW Dunlop & Son, Commonside. This April born two shear, was sired by Seaforth Major and joins the Hartside flock owned by Linhope Farming Partnership, Alnwick.

A total of 250 rams averaged £995.60 (+£133.65) for 7 less sold on the year.

Leading prices: £6000, £4500 (x2), £4000, £3800, £2800, £1800 (x3) Hownam Grange Farm, £5500, £3500, £2000 Mountbenger, £5000 Hartside, £5000 Catslackburn, £4500, £4000, £3500, £3000 (x2), £2800, £2200, £1800 Hethpool, £4200, £2500 (x2), £1800 Newbanks, £4000 Northhouse Farm, £4000 Commonside, £3200 Elsdonburn, £3200 Sorbietrees, £2000 Blackhaugh, £1800 Old Mill Farm, £1800 Humbleheugh Farm, £1800 Buchtrig.