North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
With another massive entry of over 700 rams at Dingwall & Highland Marts on Friday 23rd October 2020 for their Annual Sale of North Country Cheviot Hill Rams, the trade was no less buoyant.
Top price of £6200 was paid for a 2 shear ram from Scott Renwick's Inverbroom pen, sired by Hartside Hill T-Rex who had been purchased from Lairg for £950 & out of a homebred ewe, he joins the Borgie flock of Wilma Robertson.
A 3 shear from Hugh Mackenzie's Badanloch pen was next to reach the big money, Bob & Becca Rennie, Attonburn paid £5000 for the Badanloch Beast sired ram, travelling south to join their flock. Badanloch went on to purchased a 2 shear ram from Inkstack for £4500, sired by a Keppoch ram purchased at Dingwall two years ago. £4500 was also paid for a second from the same good home by David Renwick, Keppoch - again to 2 shear ram this time by Inkstack Sovereign. With a third ram reaching £3800 from the Inkstack pen, this time selling to Paul Spencer's Rhifail flock, taking their average for 12 to £2091.67.
The third & final ram selling at £4500 was a 2 shear from Achentoul, sired by Suisgill Enforcer he joins the Clebrig flock of Nicholson Farms.
Bill & Fanny Elliot's final sale for their Hethpool flock before retirement reached a top of £4000 for Hethpool Xaminer sired by Whitchesters Raptor who was purchased by R Macdougall, Bodach.
Joyce Campbell's Armadale flock topped at £3800 for a 2 shear Badanloch Beast son, he joins the Riverfoot flock of R MacPherson. This was closely followed at £3500 twice which took the pen average to £3200 for 4 - first was a 2 shear sired by £10000 Brackside Special Blend purchsed by David Elliot, Rhigolter, the other was 4 shear ram who had been purchased at Dingwall from Sorbiestrees, sired by North House Reliant, he was purchased by WD Allen, Stoouphill after being used for two seasons at Amadale.
2 shear Inverbroom Ram from FS Renwick, Inverbroom £6200 sold to Mrs W Robertson, Borgie
3 shear Badanloch Ram from Badanloch Estate, Badanloch £5000 sold to Bowmont Farming, Attonburn
2 shear Inkstack Ram from L & T Robertson, Inkstack £4500 sold to Messrs Renwick, Keppoch
2 shear Inkstack Ram from L & T Robertson, Inkstack £4500 sold to Badanloch Estate, Badanloch
2 shear Achentoul Ram from Achentoul Farms Ltd, Achentoul £4500 sold to Nicholson Farms, Clebrig