North Country Cheviot Hill Female Sale

23rd September 2020

At Lockerbie on Tuesday 22nd September, Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, held the annual sale of North Country Cheviot Hill females where a superb entry of 3526 females were presented. All classes showed a huge rise in averages with an unprecedented demand witnessed.

Draft ewes were in huge demand, averaging £137.85 for 1365 sold, which is up a huge £51.59 on the year. Selling to a top of £165 from Messrs WD Allen, Stoophill, Alnwick and Mr Robert Rennie, Bowmont Farming Co, Attonburn Farm, with others selling to £160 from Messrs W & FE Elliot, Hethpool, Kirknewton.

A supert entry of 653 gimmers sold to average £207.34 (+£74.02) on the year and selling to a top of £260 from Messrs Ward, Whitestonehill, Tundergarth with others to £250 from Kelsocleugh, Yetholm and Cocklawfoot, Yetholm.

Hill ewe lambs sold to average £118.58 (+£23.32) for 1133 sold. Topping this section at £200 was Messrs C Mackinnon, Druim Bhailr, Sutherland, followed by £190 from Messrs James, Wester Jawcraig, Falkirk. A smart entry from Philiphaugh Estates sold to £170 and £168.

A great selection of 375 unregistered females were also forward, with draft ewes selling to £150 from Messrs A MacDougal & Co, Muirhouse, Kirkmacolm. Gimmers sold to £210 and £200 from Messrs Aitchison, Mossdale Farm, West Linton, with Messrs McGarva, Horseclose and Hastie, Sunnybraes selling to £195.

Leading prices:
Draft Ewes: £165 Stoophill Farm, £165 Attonburn Farm, £160 , £155, £150 Hethpool, £155 Cocklawfoot, £155 Potholm, £155, £145 Buchtrig, £152, £145, £140 (x2) Sourhope Farm, £150 Woodside Farm, £150, £145 Humbleheugh Farm, £145 Byers Farm, £145 Greenbank Farm, £145 (x2) Hownam Grange Farm, £145 Sorbietrees, £142 Yew Tree Lane, £140 Maidencots Farm, £140 Catslackburn,

Shearling Gimmers: £360, £225 Whitstonehill, £250, £210, £190 Yew Tree Lane, £250, £245, £220, £205, £200 Cocklawfoot, £240, £230, £210, £190 (x2) Maidencots Farm, £220 Hillhead Farm, £200 Longburgh Fauld, £200, £190 Newbank, £200 Kinaldy Farm, £200 (x2), £195 Bedshiel, £200 West Blackbyres Farm, £195 Yew Tree Lane, £195 (x2), £190 Hownam Grange Farm, £190 Kelsocleugh.

Unregistered Ewes: £210, £200 Mossdale Farm, £195, £180 Horseclose Farm, £195, £190 Sunnybraes, £190 (x2), £180 Cumstone Farm, £190, £160 Raggiewhate, £150 Muirhouse,

Ewe Lambs: £200 Druim Bhailr, £190, £150 Wester Jawcraig, £170, £168 Philiphaugh Estate, £165, £125 Hownam Grange Farm, £160 Bradley Farm, £150, £140 Wester Jawcraig, £150, £135, £125 Stoophill, £135 (x2) Annandale & Lochwood Estates, £135 (x2), £125 Yew Tree Lane.