North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
The Annual Sale of Cheviot Mule Gimmers & Ewe Lambs took place at Longtown Auction on Tuesday 24th August 2021, with a large portion of the lambs in the top money being bred out of North Country Cheviot ewes - this once again highlights the diversity of the breed.
Messrs R & JM Ridley, Ranbeck took first place in the pre-sale show with their pen of 20 lambs all bred from Hill type North Country Cheviot ewes, which later went on to sell for a new centre record of £220, in 2nd place was NCCSS members PW Hedley, Swinside Townfoot - seeling their top pen for £190 & averaging £170 for the run of 184 lambs whihc were all bred from Park type North Country Cheviot ewes.
Topping the gimmer trade was a pen of 20 from Messrs R McNee, Over Finlarg selling for £232 which was again a new centre record.
Cheviot Mule Gimmers - £181.34
Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs - £141.86
Sold for £220.