North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
The Annual show & sale of North Country Cheviot Hill Rams & Females was held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at Lockerbie Auction, a new sale centre record of £9000 was achieved for a two shear ram from the home of Messrs Bridgewater & Wood’s Esk flock – Lot 182 Esk Tremor by Whitchesters Salvo was purchased by Cheviot farming Ltd, Elsdonburn.
The show of rams was ably judged by Mr Robert MacDonald, Castle Grant with a tremendous show of both two shear & shearlings to judge he went on to take his champion from the Hethpool pen of W & F Elliot – Lot 71 Hethpool Talisker by Attonburn Grand Slam was later sold for £2800 to join the Greenbank flock of PW & B Iredale. Reserve was from JM Elliot & Partners, Woodside flock, Lot 267 Woodside 7230 by Hartside Hill Pele was purchased for £2000 by Sorbietrees Farm Ltd.
The top price was closely followed by Lot 36 Newbank Thor, a two shear ram by Hethpool Lancer at £8000 who sold in a half share to join the flocks Mr D Baillie, Calla & Messrs E J Fox, Glendale. At £6000 was Lot 181 Esk Toto, first in the ring from the Esk flock, again by Whitchesters Salvo he sold to Philiphaugh Estates. Kelso’s first ram sold for £5500, Lot 92 Kelso Talbot by Elsdonburn Mastermind has joined the Newbank flock of M & S Wilson.
1st – Lot 71 Hethpool Talisker (£2800)
2nd – Lot 267 Woodside 7230 (£2000)
3rd – Lot 18 Buchrig (£3000)
1st – Lot 273 Woodside 9026 (£900)
2nd – Lot 53 Calla (£1000)
3rd – Lot 56 Calla (£1300)
Judged by Perry McNichol, Annandale Estates.
1st – W & F Elliot, Hethpool
2nd – W D Allen, Stouphill
3rd – WN Douglas, Whitehope
Top Price £9000 New centre record
Esk Tremor a 2 shear sired by Whitchesters Salvo from Messrs Bridgewater & Wood, Esk
Newbank Thor 2 shear ram sired by Hethpool Lancer from Hugh Wilson, Newbank
Esk Toto 2 shear sired by Whitchesters Salvo from Messrs Bridgewater & Wood, Esk
Hethpool Talisker 2 shear sired by Attonburn Grand Slam from W & F Elliot, Hethpool
Rams 224 averaged £1037.80, (+£255.16)
Draft Ewe 2105 averaged £96.44
Gimmers 2160 averaged £123.10
Ewe Lambs 651 averaged £84.22