Lockerbie Sale of North Country Cheviot Hill Females

24th September 2019

At Lockerbie on Tuesday 24th September, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, held the annual sale of North Country Cheviot Hill females where an entry of 3450 females were forward, and sold to 100% clearance, with new buyers changing breeds and purchasing quality females.

Draft ewes sold to £125 from Mr WN Douglas, Whitehope, Yarrow and to £120 from Cheviot Farming Ltd, Elsdonburn.

Shearling gimmers were a flying trade, selling to £180 for unregistered gimmers from Messrs JM Retson & Co, Maidencoates, and to £160 from Kelsocleugh Farming, Yetholm.

Ewe lambs were also in demand, selling to £130 from Kelsocleugh Farming and to £118 from Messrs W & F Elliot, Hethpool.

Averages
1776 Draft Ewes £86.26 (-£2.73)
906 Shearling Gimmers £133.22 (+£30.58)
718 Ewe Lambs £95.26 (+£9.00)

Leading prices:
Draft Ewes – £125, £88 Whitehope, Yarrow, £120 Elsdonburn, £115, £90, £88 Attonburn, £110, £85 Stouphill, £100 Whitefield, £100, £98 (x2), £95, £92, £88 Sourhope, £95 (x2), £88 Kelsocleugh, £92, £88 Sorbietrees, £90, £88 Hethpool, £88 Woodside, £88 Byres Farm, £88 Potholm, £85 Greenbank.

Shearling Gimmers – £180, £150 Maidencoates, £160, £155, £145, £140 Kelsocleugh, £155, £145 (x2), £140 (x2), £135, £125 Cocklawfoot, £155 Hillhead, Auchengray, £150, £135 East Clough, £145, £135 (x2) Bedsheil, £140 (x2) Hownam Grange, £140 Calla, £140 Longburgh Fauld, £135, £130 Buchtrig, £130 West Blackbyres.

Ewe Lambs – £130, £110 Kelsocleugh, £118, £100 Hethpool, £110 (x2), £98 Philliphaugh Estaes, £105 Newbank, £100 Stouphill, £100 Catslackburn, £95 Braidley Farm, Bardon Mill.