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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.

Show of Prime Cheviot Hoggs

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly primestock sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th March 2007.

This included a Show of Cheviot Hoggs held by the Cheviot Sheep Society.

The judge C Anderson of CK Meats, Carlisle awarded the Championship to a pen of 46kg sheep from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langholm. They realised £60 to Border Meats, Lockerbie.

The reserve pen of 40kg hoggs from JA McGarva, Horseclose, Annan sold for £53.50.

Champion pen of Cheviot hoggs from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm
Champion pen of Cheviot hoggs from Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm

Prize list
Class 1 light hoggs
1st and 2nd Mrs. M Stewart, Tushielaw, Ettrick, Selkirk

Class 2 medium hoggs
1st JA McGarva, Horseclose, Annan
2nd Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langholm.

Class 3 heavy hoggs
1st Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langholm
2nd JA Reid, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir, Langholm.

Commercial trade was similar to last week with an overall average of 116.6p.
Hoggs light 25.5 to 32kg top 130p ave 115.6p.
Cheviot £40.50 Horseclose
Beltex £39 Little Fenwick
Texel £37 Burnton
Blackface £35 Auchenhessnane.

Standard 32.1 to 39kg top 126.4p ave 118.2p
Blackface £47.20 Riggheads
Cheviot £47 Wardpark
Texel £46.80 Maxwelltown
Cross £43.20 Hemplands

Medium 39.1 to 45.5kg top 133.7p ave 119.4p
Cheviot £54.80 Cleughbrae
Texel £53.50 Rockhallhead
Cross £50 Rue
Blackface £49.80 Craigdarroch
Suffolk £48.80 Riggheads
Dorset £45 Hazliebrae
Half-bred £44 Marwhirn.

Auctioneers: C & D Farmers Mart

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