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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 and Sale of Prime Hoggs 2016

At Borderway Mart on Monday 7th March 2016, Harrison & Hetherington hosted the Annual Cheviot Hill Sheep Society show and sale.

This event attracted a quality entry of hoggs which was kindly judged by Mr James Thompson who made the following awards:

Under 38kg
1st Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Langholm
2nd TN Cavers (Sorbies) & Co, Hoghill, Langholm

38-44kg
1st Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Langholm
2nd TN Cavers (Sorbies) & Co, Hoghill, Langholm

Over 44kg
1st Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Langholm
2nd J Carruthers & Son, Woodhall, Annan

Champion: Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Langholm (Over 44kg)
Reserve Champion: Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Langholm (38-44kg)

After much deliberation the Championship was awarded to Mr Andrew Reid & Co of Glendearg, Langholm for his first prize pen of 20 hoggs weighing 45kg selling to 93 or 207.1ppk and was purchased by the judge.

champion

Champion pen from Andrew Reid & Co

Standing in reserve was again Mr Andrew Reid & Co, with his pen of 1st prize hoggs out of the middle weight category. This pen weighed in at 42kg and achieved 87 or 206.7ppk and sold to Mr Andrew Dawson.

The auctioneers would like to extend a special thank you to the Cheviot Hill Sheep Society and to all the vendors for putting on a fantastic show of sheep.

Leading prices per head: 93, 87 Glendearg, 89.50, 86.50 Woodhall, 87.80, 87.30 Micklethwaite, 85 Weary Hall Style, 82.50 Hoghill, 81.50 Woodhousehill.

Leading prices per kilo: 207.1p, 206.7p Glendearg , 203p, 201.2p Micklethwaite Farm, 201.2p Hoghill, 200p Weary Hall Style, 198.9p Woodhall, 193.9p Limekilns.


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