North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
The Annual Sale of North Country Cheviot Hill Rams took place at United Auctions, Lairg on Monday 4th October 2021, A bright & clear morning brought out the crowds for the sale with plenty of rams forward to choose from.
A new breed record was achieved when Lot 239 Stouphill A 19392 a two shear sired by Badanaloch Tip Top Tup sold for £24000 with the final bid coming from Hugh Mackenzie for the Badanloch flock. The Allen Family, Billy, Kate, Dallas & Ruth then went on to receive £14000 for their 3rd in the ring, Stouphill A19394 also by Badanloch Tip Top Tup, who was bought in Lairg by the family for £11000 in 2018, he joins the Brackmont flock of John & Tanya Blackhall. In all Stouphill sold 5 rams to average a massive £9440.
Hugh Mackenzie had already been in the money with his pen of 11 rams selling his first in the ring, Lot 228 Badanloch Xtra Special, a three shear sired by Armadale Seagull, he heads south to Attonburn with Bob & Becca Rennie. Badanloch Tourist, another three shear again by Armadale Seagull sold for £8000 to Martyn Cook, Dorrery.
Taking a new personal best price at Lairg was Father & Son, Norman & David Douglas, Whitehope with Lot 74 Whitehope Assasin a two shear sired by Suisgill Vanguard selling for £12000, he was purchased by Andrew Elliot, Balnakiel. Close behind this as £11000 came Lot 335 Dalrachie Billy The Kid from Sarah-Jane & Alan Forbes, this two shear sired by Dalrachie Ali heads home to McCaig Farms.
Last in the 5 figures sold was Lot 181 Armadale A 09761 a two shear sired by Badanloch Battleship from Joyce Campbell, he also heads home South to Philiphaugh Estates.
In toatl 249 Rams sold to average £1671.12.
The sale of North Country Cheviot Ewes & Gimmers tookplace on Tuesday 5th October with a large entry of over 5700.
Draft Ewes 4731 averaged £101.27
Gimmers 1012 averaged £149.66
Stouphill A 19392 £24000
Badanloch Xtra Special £16000
Stouphill A 19394 £14000
Whitehope Assassin £12000
Dalrachie Billy The Kid £11000
Armadale A 09761 £10000