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.
Sunday 2 June 2013
Priesthaugh Farm, Teviothead, Hawick
A beautiful sunny June evening among the hills of bonnie Teviotdale was the setting for the Society's annual Stockjudging competition which was this year held at Priesthaugh Farm, by kind permission of Isobel and Viney Scott.
An eager turnout of over 120 members and friends gathered round the judging ring to judge 6 classes of sheep, well turned out and presented by the hosts and some neighbouring farmers.
The judge for the evening, Mr Craig Weir of Mainside Farm, did a good job of placing the sheep in order while those who were competing discussed and shared opinions in the warm evening sunshine.
Welcome refreshments and food were ready when the judging was complete and a chance was then taken to compare notes and socialise. Meantime members of Teviotdale Young Farmers Club scored the cards and the results were as follows:
1st Overall - Sandy Fleming
1st - Lorraine Leuscher
2nd - Morag Cockburn
3rd - Elaine Cavers
1st - Sandy Fleming
2nd equal - Jim Cochrane and J Cochrane
3rd equal - Willie Moffat and Billy Renwick
1st - Chloe McKinley
2nd - Tyler McKinley
3rd - Alison Kennedy
Winners of Champion class were Ian Henderson and Ian Aitchison
Winner of the Guess the Tup competion was Morag Cockburn
President Norman Douglas thanked the hosts Isobel and Viney for providing such a suitable venue and all their hard work in preparation.