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Prime Hoggs Show & Sale 2023

This was held on Thursday 9th March and hosted by C & D Marts Ltd, Longtown and judged by Gerald Roberts of Field Fresh who said after completing the judging - "Very good classes of hoggs which were well meated in all the classes and had a consistent finish and conformation - a very good show".
Congratulations must go to Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg who won all three classes and went on to take both the Championship and Reserve Championship to make it a remarkable double, having won both last year.

Class 1 - Up to 39 kgs.
1st - Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir 36kgs - £89
Class 2 - 39 - 44kgs.
1st & Champion - Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir 43kgs - £114
2nd - Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir 40kgs - £101
3rd - Bridgewater & Wood, Potholm, Langholm 41kgs - £99
Class 3 - 45 kgs. +
1st & Reserve Champion - Andrew Reid & Co, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir 47kgs - £108.50
2nd - John Jardine, Yett, Johnstonebridge, Lockerbie 48kgs - £108.50
3rd - E & E R Eastham, Longburgh Fauld, Burgh-by-Sands 48kgs - £109

The Cheviot Sheep Society would like to thank Gerald and P J Tractors who sponsored the event.

In-Lamb Show & Sale 2023

At Longtown on Tuesday 21st February, C & D Auction Marts Ltd. conducted the second annual show and sale of selected breeding females for the Cheviot Sheep Society.
With bidders from as far afield as Surrey and Inverness, the small but high-quality entry attracted an enthusiastic response from the large attendance of breed supporters backed up by some strong online bidding.
The judge, Ogilvie Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick selected his champion from the Castle Crawford pen; the herd`s ewe from James Cochrane was a three crop Castle Bulldozer daughter in-lamb to the £20,000 Crossdykes Rob Roy. She led the trade selling at 1,400gns to Gareth Wyn Evans, Gwynedd.
Standing second to the champion in the ewe class was a three-crop ewe from W.J.C. & S.J. Weir, Mainside, Kelso; scanned twins to GDM Detroit she sold at 1,050gns to A. Roskell & Partners, Laverhay, Wamphray, Moffat.
The third prize ewe from Langholm Initiative, Cooms, Langholm sold a Becks Mountain daughter in-lamb to Stirkfield Equalizer for 750gns. Castle Crawford and Mainside both sold ewes for 700gns.
At 1,000gns, P. Spencer, Rhigail Farms, Ross-shire took the top priced gimmer from T. Elliot, Hindhope, Jedburgh. She was sired by Mountbenger Zidane and in-lamb to Alemoor Viking.
Other in-lamb gimmers sold to 900gns from R.H. Paton Castle Crawford, sired by Glenochar Knockout and in-lamb to Crossdykes Rob Roy, she went to A.J. Kennedy & Son, Mitchellhill, Broughton with Hindhope gimmers at 700gns and 600gns.
Geld hoggs topped at 420gns for a Becks Ringleader daughter from Hindhope.
30 head sold with ewes averaging £621, gimmers £480 and geld hoggs £315.

Stock Judging Evening 2022

This year’s Stock Judging took place at Parkhill, Roberton, Hawick on 29th May by kind permission of the Anderson family. More than one hundred members, family and friends ensured the evening was a total success.
Many thanks again to all our sponsors - Carrs Billington, Harbro, Davidsons Feeds, Tarff Valley, Simpsons Malt, Penderfeed, Edwin Thomson and MBC Investments.
Special thanks must go to Wullie & Lisa Fleming for providing the BBQ.

Prize List

1st & Overall winner - Kevin Duncan
2nd - Norman Douglas
3rd - Neil Cavers
1st equal - Chelsy Thomson & Shaz Robertson
3rd - Elaine Cavers
4th - Amy Lindsay
1st - Thomas Oliver
2nd - William Hindmarsh
3rd -Maisie MacDonald

  • POSTED ON 11/02/20

Unfortunately the Border Breeds Evening sale of choice in-lamb females and ewe hoggs by registered sires has been cancelled due to the lack of entries. There were only entries from South Country Cheviot breeders. If you are interested in buying any of these sheep, please get in touch with the Secretary, 07715 409 170.

  • POSTED ON 27/11/19

Congratulations to Andrew Reid, Glendearg, whose South Country Cheviot lambs were judged as Best Pair of Cheviot lambs at LiveScot on Saturday. They then went on to be Champion of the Hill Breeds as well as going on to be Reserve Champion Pen of Lambs behind a pair of Beltex lambs.

  • posted on 08/10/19

The President's Social will be held in Durisdeer Village Hall on Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm. A bar licence has been applied for. There will be a Finger Buffet, Fun and Entertainment as well as a raffle and an auction in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
The auction will consist of five lots - each lot will allow you to take two ewes to run with a nominated tup from five of the top flocks within the breed for 21 days. Further particulars nearer the time. Make sure you do not miss out on this unique opportunity.
Tickets are available from Council members or the Secretary.

  • Posted on 16/09/19

Cheviot Ram Show & Sale

356 entries (+9)

Ballot drawn by Norman Douglas

1. Blackburn (4)
2. Eskdale (1)
3. Upper Hindhope (12)
4. Glendearg (6)
5. Lymiecleuch (2)
6. Stirkfield (14)
7. Glenjaan (3)
8. Westerton Cottage (2)
9. Lochurd (8)
10. Bloch (12)
11. North Shortcleuch (3)
12. Cossarshill (8)
13. Hislop (11)
14. Burrows (4)
15. Becks (18)
16. Castle Crawford (15)
17. Dalgare (2)
18. Glenochar (6)
19. Mainside (12)
20. Tushielaw (7)
21. Hoghill (6)
22. Springwells (3)
23. Skelfhill (12)
24. Potholm (8)
25. Mountbenger (11)
26. Crosscleuch (6)
27. Alemoor (8)
28. Gilmanscleuch (10)
29. Inkstack (2)
30. Sundhope (10)
31. Langdale (3)
32. Townfoot (4)
33. Unthank (3)
34. Hindhope (12)
35. Carlenrig (5)
36. Shilmoor (4)
37. Crossdykes (17)
38. Granton (7)
39. Megdale (8)
40. Laghead (2)
41. Cooms (5)
42. Tweedshaws (3)
43. Priesthaugh (7)
44. Catslack (14)
45. Langhope (5)
46. Lymeholmford (4)
47. Chatto (7)
48. Drycleuchlea (9)
49. Burnside (1)
50. Glendivan (11)

  • Posted on 07/07/19

A big thank you to everybody that sold NSA Scotland Raffle Tickets on behalf of the Society. Your efforts have not only helped raise £855.00 for the Society, but we have also won a Honda Generator worth almost £1,250.00 for being the society that sold the most tickets. An exercise well worth undertaking.

  • posted on 24/06/19

Congratulations to Jim and Shaz of the Becks who announced at the Royal Highland Show that they are getting married later this year.

  • posted on 24/06/19

Congratulations to Jim Robertson, Becks, who won the championship at the Royal Highland Show. Although he has judged the event twice he has never shown before at the RHS.
Many thanks to all the exhibitors:- Ross Bell, Bloch; Miss Emma Bradbury, Satchells; James Common & Son, Crossdykes, W Crew, The Gall; W N Douglas, Catslack; J F Irving, Mountbbenger; H & J McKenzie, Langdale; J & K Muirhead, Somerset, and J Robertson, Becks.

  • posted on 24/06/19

The Society had a stand at NSA North Sheep on the 5th June. This event was held in Yorkshire and was very well attended with a lot of interest on our stand. Many thanks to Jim Robertson and Jim Wood for providing the sheep for the stand.

  • Posted on 24/06/19

A very successful Stockjudging evening was held on the 2nd June at Castle Crawford. Many thanks to John & Jane Paton and James Cochrane for making it a very enjoyable evening. More than 150 members and friends attended with most attempting to agree with the master judge, David Dalgleish, Chanlockfoot. The winner was Lorna McNicol who pipped both the immediate past president, George Irving, Mountbenger and the vice president, Tom Tennant, Gilmanscleuch, by one point. The evening was rounded off by a hog roast which proved very popular.

  • posted on 24/06/19

On the 21st May, the Society had a stand at NSA Welsh Sheep in North Wales near Caernarfon. Unfortunately many stands felt there were not as many people attending the event compared to two years ago when it was held in South Wales. Sheep were provided by Jim Robertson and Billy Common - many thanks to them both.

  • Posted on 22/12/18

Wishing everyone a Very Happy Christmas and a Merry & Prosperous New Year.

  • posted on 24/11/18 - NSA Scotland Raffle

NSA Scotland are running a raffle for a Honda TRX 420FM1 ATV which will be drawn at the Royal Highland Show 2019. Tickets are £1.00 each and are sold in books of five and for every book the Cheviot Sheep Society sells, £3.00 will be gifted to our Society.
This is a great way to raise funds to improve the finances of the Cheviot Sheep Society which hopefully will allow us to not only do more for the existing membership but also increase membership numbers. For those members who were unable to attend the AGM, please get in touch with the Secretary and ask for some tickets to sell.

  • Posted on 24/11/18 - Evening sale of choice in-lamb females & ewe hoggs by registered sires

The 'Border Breeds' evening sale at Longtown will be held on Tuesday 19th February 2019. As last year, the show will take place at 4pm with the sale beginning at 5pm. The judge will be Lorraine Luescher, Megdale, Langholm.
This is an ideal opportunity for breeders, old and new, to purchase some of the best bloodlines in the breed.

  • Posted on 24/11/18 - Prime Hogg Show & Sale

This year the Show & Sale will again be held at Longtown in conjunction with C & D's own Show & Sale on Thursday 14th March 2019. As in previous years, this will undoubtedly be a cracking show of Cheviot Hoggs which highlights the ability
of the breed to produce not only quality breeding females, but tremendous carcases for both the export and home markets.

  • posted on 23/11/18 - Flock Book Entry Form

The 2019 Flock Book Entry Form can now be downloaded from the Members Page of the Cheviot Sheep Society website. Please remember that - All Rams must be bred by a current member of the Society and can only be entered by the breeder. All Ram Lambs used must be entered in the Flock Book. Entry Fees are £5.00 per ram. All entries and entry fees must be in the hands of the secretary no later than 1st February 2019. Any entries received after that date increases the fees to £10.00 per ram.

  • Posted on 25/10/18 - AGM

The 128th Annual General Meeting of the Members of the above Society will be held in the Eskdale Hotel, Langholm on Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7.30pm.
The documentation has been posted to all members today and hopefully a large number of members will be able to attend.

  • Posted on 08/10/18 - Annual Ram Show & Sale at Lockerbie

A full report can be found in the Sales section under Sales Reports.