North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
The Annual Sale of Park type North Country Cheviot Rams & Females took place on Wednesday 15th September 2021 at Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Lockerbie Auction Mart.
The Champion ram from the pre-sale show which had been ably judged by Mr Alan Cowens, Philiphaugh broke the long standing record price (£8000 in 1979) for a Park North Country Cheviot reaching £15000 when sold, Allanshaws Bullseye sired by Sebay Xcitable from the Runciman Family at Allanshaws goes home to Aberdeen with the Barclay's. Harestone.
Next in the money was Lot 27 first in the ring from Messrs Baillie, Sebay - Sebay Bang On sired by Smerlie Xtreme headed south with R Kilvington, Parsonage. Four rams achieved £4500, first at this money was another from further North, Lot 135 Smerlie Brave sired by Allanshaws Sensation joins the Muddy Plox flock of Daisy Williams, next Lot 147 Allanshaws Bentley who was same way bred as the champion heads to Northern Ireland, Riverside Livestock & finally Lot 212 Overacres Big Lad sired by Broomhillbank Tough Lad sold in a half share to R Poleson & B Nicholson, Shetland.
Trade on rams was brisk throughout the sale with plenty of demand for both breeders sheep & commercial.
It was good to also see an increased demand for the breed with the females, quality lots were sold to both new & regular buyers.
Draft ewes topped at £350 from Kelsocleugh, Gimmers topped at £900 twice from Messrs Cowan, Boghead of Greenhill for two fantastic sheep & Ewe lambs topping again at £900 from Messrs Davies, North Synton.
211 Rams £1270.38 (31 more sold +£249.21)
104 Draft Ewes £209.58 (+£63.58)
368 Gimmers £287.47 (+£33.55)
178 EweLambs £260.28 (+£55.09)
1st Lot 146 Allanshaws Bullseye, J Runciman & Sons
2nd Lot 52 Synton Braveheart, S Davies
3rd Lot 98 Broomhillbank B 00040, R Strawhorn
Judge - E Graham, Gremista
1st Synton (Lot 55,56,57)
2nd Knockcocher (Lot 46,47,48)
3rd Allanshaws (Lot 148, 151, 153)