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.
Stockjudging Competition 2014
Sunday 1st June 2014
The Annual Stockjudging competition was held at Skipperscleuch, Murtholm Farm, Langholm, by kind permission of the Cavers’ family.
Around 130 members, friends and family gathered on a lovely early summer evening at the well appointed steading on the outskirts of Langholm, to judge 6 classes of sheep provided by Hoghill and Sorbie farms in the Ewes valley.
Official judge for the evening was Mr Jim Robertson of the Becks Farm, Langholm and the scorers were members of Teviotdale Young Farmers Club.
Prizes were kindly sponsored by the British Wool Marketing Board and Harrison & Hetherington.
Overall winners – Mr John Allan and Mr Gordon Jackson
1st Lisa Fleming
2nd Morag Cockburn
3rd Alison Little
1st John Allan and Gordon Jackson
2nd Fred Little
3rd Ian Henderson
Junior (under 15)
1st Tyler McKinlay
2nd Belle Hume, Kayleigh McKinlay and Angus Hume
3rd Alison Kennedy
Winner of the Champion judging class – Jean Bell
Vice President George Irving thanked the hosts, sponsors and everyone who helped to organise a successful and enjoyable evening. A bouquet of flowers were presented to Elaine Cavers on behalf of the Society by Belle Hume.