The Annual Show & Sale of North Country Cheviot Park Rams at Lockerbie saw a huge ringside of buyers from all over the UK and Ireland rewarded with a superb show of rams. This resulted in a clearance of 185 rams to average £913.78 (-£73.75 for 11 more sheep sold). 5 rams sold for £3200 or over and 24 reached the £2000 mark.
The judge for the day was Mr Dallas Allan of Humbleheugh and he awarded the championship to Messrs G Davies & Partners, North Synton for his shearling ram Synton Warrior sired by Allanshaws Special Blend who went on to sell for the top price of the day of £5000 to R McCulloch from Bathgate.
2nd prize and Reserve Champion was awarded to Philiphaugh Estate’s Philiphaugh Wonderwall sired by Philiphaugh Valentino sold for £2000 to Holystone Estate, Northumberland.
Next after the champion in the price rankings was Humbleheugh W 145059 consigned by the judge Dallas Allen this shearling sold for £3800 to Philiphaugh Estates.
185 NCC Park Rams £913.78
Class 1 Single Rams
1st G Davies & Partners, North Synton £5000
2nd Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk £2000
3rd PW Hedley, Swinside £2200
Class 2 Group of 3
1st Messrs Runciman, Allanshaws
2nd G Davies & Partners, North Synton
3rd Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk
Champion G Davies & Partners, North Synton
Reserve Champion Philliphaugh Estates, Selkirk
Other leading prices:
£5000, £2500, £2000 North Synton Farm, £3800, £2300, £1800(x2) Stouphill, £3500, £2200(x2), £2000, £2000, £1800, £1700, £1500 Allanshaws, £3500 Stobshiel Mains, £3200, £2200 Hilltop, £2800, £2000 Hownam Grange Farm, £2800 Harestone Farm, £2500(x2), £2000, £1600 Philiphaugh Estate, £2500 Soutra Mains, £2200, £1600 Carruthers Farm, £2200 Swinside, £2200 Dalmakethar Farm, £2200 Smerlie, £1800 Soutra Mains, £1800 Wester Dunnet, £1800 Muirton, £1800 Sebay Cottage, £1500 Pengroes.