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
Included in the weekly sale were 21 pens of Cheviot hoggs for the Annual Prize show & Sale on behalf of the Cheviot Sheep Society. The Judge Mr C Anderson awarded the Championship to Messrs A Reid & Co, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir for a pen scaling 45Kg and selling for £104 to the Judge. The Reserve award went to Messrs JT Fleming & Son, Falnash, Teviothead.
Class 1 – Cheviot Hoggs under 36Kg
1st – RJ Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot
2nd – M Stewart, Tushielaw
3rd – A Reid & Co, Glendearg
Class 2 – Cheviot Hoggs 36.1-41Kg
1st – JT Fleming & Son, Falnash
2nd – Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm
3rd – RJ Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot
Class 3 – Cheviot Hoggs 41.1Kg + over
1st – A Reid & Co, Glendearg
2nd – IHG Warden, Skelfhill
3rd – IHG Warden, Skelfhill
All classes of hoggs met a sound trade with 38-42Kg quality sorts scarce of requirements. Top price per Kg was 242p for an outstanding pen of Cheviots from RJ Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot. Overall sale average was 210.8p.