North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
The Annual Show & Sale of In-lamb Ewes & Ewe Hoggs returned to Lockerbie on Saturday 12th February 2022, following a year's absence due to Covid restrictions in 2021. The quality was back & those arriving intent on buying a Northie were not left disappointed with what was on show, with sheep heading to new homes from Caithness to Cornwall & most places in between.
The pre-sale show was judged by Cameron Jackson, Future flock - new to the breed but with a keen eye for quality he selcted his Champion from the Hightae consignment of Jennifer Cowan, Lot 23 a Ewe Hogg sired by Wandylaw X-Factor & out of a homebred ewe by Humbleheugh Wham Bam. She sold later for the top price of the day £1500 & joins the judges Future flock in Renfrewshire.
Reserve Champion went to the 1st placed Ewe from W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange, A homebred ewe sired by Soutra The Boss, she sold in lamb to Hownam Grange Clynelish & heads to Wales to join Rhys Roberts Glanaber flock.
Taking top honours in the Hill section was a Ewe sired by Heatherlea Shaft from Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso she joins the Sykes flock of Stephen & Helen Robinson, Clitheroe along with the top price hill entry, again from Jim Thomson's Kelso flock this homebred gimmer was sired by Hethpool Walter, both sell in lamb to Rawburn X37633 & sold for £700 & £1400 respectively.
10 Ewes averaged £722
18 Gimmers averaged £701.67
25 Ewe Hoggs averaged £481.20
Overall 53 averaged £601.51
Park - Ewe
1st Lot 39 W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange
2nd Lot 44 CR Graham, Carruthers
3rd Lot 9 B Drew, Gill Beck
Park - Gimmer
1st Lot 45 CR Graham, Carruthers
2nd 40 W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange
3rd Lot 7 B Drew, Gill Beck
Park - Ewe Hogg
1st Lot 23 J Cowan, Hightae
2nd Lot 22 J Cowan, Hightae
3rd Lot 41 W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange
Hill - Best Female
1st Lot 25 Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso
2nd Lot 27 Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso
3rd Lot 26 Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso
Ewe Hogg - Lot 23 J Cowan, Hightae
Homebred by Wandylaw X-Factor
Ewe - Lot 39 W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange
Homebred ewe by Soutra The Boss
Gimmer - Lot 27 Kelsocleugh Farming, Kelso
Homebred by Hethpool Walter