The Cheviot Hills, from which this breed of sheep gets its name, form the border line between England and Scotland. The Cheviot Sheep Society was formed in 1890 and is one of the oldest sheep societies in existence.
Hill Cheviot Ram Sale 2009
Monday 5th October 2009
On Monday 5th October 2009 the Show and Sale of Hill Cheviot Rams was held in Lockerbie market when a total of 338 rams were forward.
The Judge, Gavin Douglas, Upper Hindhope, Jedburgh awarded the following prizes:-
1st Mount Benger
1st Stirkfield Farms
2nd Mount Benger
3rd Mount Benger
Champion: Stirkfield Farms Reserve Champion: Skelfhill
A large crowd attended the sale with a notable welsh contingent resulting in 91 rams finding new homes in Wales.
Topping the sale at £10,000 was a shearling from JF Irving & Son of Mountbenger, Yarrow. This scrapie group one ram, a son of Crossdykes Drambuie, was successfully sold to Stirkfield Farms of Biggar, Lanarkshire.
Following at £7,500 was the first entry from the Glengeith pen of LW Goodfellow, Elvanfoot, Biggar. This stylish ram, by Castle Omen, attracted the eye of joint purchasers W N Douglas, Catslackburn and W A Fleming, Hislop.
Close behind selling for £7,000 was an entry from IHG Warden of Skelfhill, Hawick. This scrapie group one ram, a son of Hislop Keltic, was knocked down to joint buyers T Tennant, Gilmanscleugh and O Jackson, Cossarshill.
|Leading flock averages|
Mount Benger (10) £2,498
Glengeith (11) £1,930.91
Skelfhill (12) £1,754.17
Catslackburn (14) £1,260.71
Stirkfield (13) £1,092.30
Upper Hindhope (11) £940.91
Hislop (13) £932.31
Becks (22) £920.91