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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.

New Breed Record Price

Monday 4th October 2004

A new breed record price, two five-figure bids and 22 transactions at £2000 or better set the tone at the annual sale of Hill Cheviots tups at Lockerbie on Monday 4th October 2004. However the absence of the Crofters Commission from the ringside took the edge off the trade and resulted in a slide in the overall average with 343 sold returning at £665.47 down by £105 on the year.

Top Price Cheviot
£14000
£11,000 Cheviot
£11000

The highlight of the sale was the £14000 record for an outstanding shearling from Bill Goodfellow, Glengeith, Elvanfoot, by a Winterhope sire out of a ewe by a Bloch tup. This sheep was spotted during the show season by Jim Robertson of the Becks, Langholm, and despite the fact that he is rate R2 for scrapie resistance, the determination to buy him never faltered.

Next best at £11000 was the pick of the strong consignment from Sandy Fleming, Hislop, Teviothead, Hawick. This two shear, again R2, by the great breeding Crossdyke Usk, joins the renowned Catslackburn flock of Norman and David Douglas in the Yarrow Valley, near Selkirk. The Hislop pen enjoyed one of the best trades of the day with a string of four figure sales, including on at £1800 for another son of the Crossdykes sire which went to J Hepburn & Co, Crosscleugh, Yarrow, Selkirk.

Cheviot TrophyThe Cheviot breed suffered terribly during the FMD crisis of 2001 losing close on 30% of the bloodlines, but recovery from that disaster is now almost complete. Among those who lost sheep then was Stephen Busby, Unthank, Lanholm. But that flock was once again to the fore with shepherd Willie Moffat bringing out a fine R1 shearling by a Castle Crawford sire to sell for £5800. This tup is shared by Ted Fox, Elsdonburn, Wooler, and Charlie and Mary Symons, Attonburn, Kelso.

Archie Stewart, Tushielaw, Selkirk was first into the ring but his best by the home bred Schumacher attracted keen attention. This R1 sold to Robert and John Paton, Castle Crawford, Abington, Biggar. The Patons were back in action before long with a bid of £2200 to take the pick of the pen from Tim Douglas, Mainside, Yetholm. Gavin Douglas, Upper Hindhope, Jedburgh had mixed trade but his best by the home-bred Kale President Made £3000 selling to Jim Robertson.

Tim Elliot, Hindhope, Jedburgh, whose family have been showing and selling Cheviots for well over 100 years, was in the money at £2500 for one by Alemoor Hope selling to WO Watkings, Maesgals, Dyfed, Wales, George and Ian Bell, Bloch, Langholm has useful pen of sheep and the pick of this bunch, by a Stirkfield sire made £2200 to Robbie and Roy Weir, Townfoot, Thornhill.

The Catslackburn consignment sold as well as any with a peak of £3500 for a R1 son of Castle Logan going to Andrew Douglas, Saughtree, Newcastleton. At £3200 a son of the same sire was secured by Mark Bell, Winterhope, Lockerbie, while one by Catslack Black Douglas 2nd found favour with Tim Elliot at £2200. Charlie Symons, of Attonburn, who breeds Suffolks and Texels as well as Cheviots had a best of £3000 for one by Murtholm Right Charlie to Robert Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick.

Cheviot Sale RingJim Robertson with his pen of 20 from the Becks recorded no less than nine prices over the £1000 mark. His best was £4500 for a R2 son of Townfoot Topper which sold to Blair and Morag Cockburn, Stirkfield, Biggar. The same sire was responsible for one which made £4400 to Jim and George Irving, Mount Benger, Selkirk. Another by King of the Castle change hands at £3800 selling to Allan Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie. The pick of the Stirkfield consignment by Tushielaw Schumacher sold at £3800 to Sandy Fleming of Hislop.

The Castle Crawford pen was strong on quality in depth with a top of £6500 for a R1 son of Winterhope Ruffian selling to Adam Fisken, High Craigton, Milngavie, Glasgow. Billy Goodfellow showed no reluctance to invest some of his earlier takings taking the first two from the Patons. His first by Hindhope Sandy cost £3200 while the next by an Unthank sire made £3800. The next sheep into the ring by Catslack Rocket quickly soared to £4000 before being knocked down to George and Ian Bell of Bloch. Winterhope were in the action at £2200 for one by Townfoot sire while minutes later Stephen Busby invested £2400 in a son of Castle Legend.

WC Anderson, Easter Alemoor, Hawick, were late in the sale but still managed a top of £2000 for a son of a home-bred sire selling to Sandy Fleming of Hislop. Ogilvie Jackson, Cossarhill, Selkirk, was last in the ring but still delighted to receive £2100 for one by Carterton Sergent selling to Castle Crawford.

Flock Averages
Sold Top Average 2003 Average
Tushielaw 9 £3200 £708 £394
Cowburn 10 £1200 £315 £341
Mainside 7 £2200 £652 £398
Stirkfield 15 £3800 £876 £1007
Upper Hindhope 8 £3000 £690 £769
Hindhope 10 £2500 £549 £665
Unthank 3 £5800 £2106 £1325
Bloch 20 £2200 £536 £1079
Winterhope 18 £1000 £377 £548
Catslackburn 9 £3500 £1422 £1172
Attonburn 3 £3000 £1113 £1258
Becks 24 £4500 £1145 £1646
Crossdykes 9 £1200 £444 £398
Glengeith 10 £14000 £1770 £958
Carlenrig 3 £1300 £600 £160
Cooms 8 £1000 £878 £574
Mount Benger 11 £950 £412 £681
Castle Crawford 19 £6500 £1337 £1055
Easter Alemoor 7 £2000 £641 £271
Cossarhill 7 £2100 £714 £380

Sale Prices
Lot
Price
Buyer
1 500 TE Hutchison, Chapel
2 500 JG Scott, Kirkland
3 800 EH Hughes, Llandrindod Wells
4 600 JA Reid, Glendearg
5 3200 RH Paton, Castle Crawford
6 180 JT Morris & Son Gwynedd
7 100 D & R Cornthwaite
8 400 JW Davidson & Co, Crosslee
9 100 D & R Cornthwaite
11 500 M & R Weir, Townfoot
12 1200 RH Paton, Castle Crawford
13 1000 AT Elliot, Hindhope
14 250 TN Cavers & Co, Sorbie
15 100 JT Morris & Son, Gwynedd
16 100 JT Morris & Son, Gwynedd
18 200 JM Cottrill, Bamford
19 100 JT Morris & Son, Gwynedd
21 100 JT Morris & Son, Gwynedd
22 100 M/s Barrie, Nether Phawhope
23 100 M/s Barrie, Nether Phawhope
27 300 WD & R Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes
30 2200 RH Paton, Castle Crawford
31 100 J Lord, Heights
32 650 JI Cartner & Sons, Clerkhill
33 500 AE Evans, Ffrith
34 220 SF Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
35 600 W Ballantyne, Linhope
36 300 SF Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
37 250 JR Hislop & Son, Windyhaugh
38 800 GG Douglas & Son, Mainside
40 100 EH & MH Johnson, High Chester
45 120 GL Howatson, Nantglyn
46 150 RL Evans & Son, Court Gilbert
48 150 D Moffat & Sons, Bodesbeck
49 100 D Moffat & Sons, Bodesbeck
50 250 D Moffat & Sons, Bodesbeck
56 100 F Walton, Dudlees
60 700 RH Paton, Castle Crawford
61 300 Bernard & Dodds, West Deloraine
62 1000 EH Hughes, Llandrindod Wells
63 3000 J Roberston & Sons, Becks
65 320 W Ballantyne, Linhope
66 200 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
68 100 F Walton, Dudlees
69 100 D Morgan, Garth Farm
70 400 F Walton, Dudlees
71 400 WC Anderson & Son, Easter Alemoor
74 1800 J Hepburn & Co Crosscleugh
75 420 M & J Cowen, Cleuchfoot
76 3800 WA Fleming, Hislop
77 400 WJ Hyslop, Locherben
78 1000 L Luescher, Sundhope
79 420 WAB & ME Noble, Lochurd
80 280 AE Evans, Ffrith Fedw
81 580 L Luescher, Sundhope
82 100 L Luescher, Sundhope
83 100 WN Douglas, Catslackburn
85 650 M/s Barrie, Eldinhope
86 100 AL Smith & Prt, Hagbre
87 100 WJ Hyslop, Locherben
88 700 O Jackson, Cossarshill
89 1800 M Stewart, Tushielaw
90 720 J Hume & Sons, Sundhope
92 100 D Moffat & Sons, Hawshaw
93 280 J Hume & Sons, Sundhope
96 100 J Hume & Sons, Sundhope
97 100 G Snaith & Son, Biddleston
98 100 J R Hislop & Son, Windyhaugh
99 100 J R Hislop & Son, Windyhaugh
100 2500 WO Watkins, Dyfed
101 600 VS Allgood, Reavley
102 320 M/s Barrie, Eldinhope
103 220 M/s Barrie, Eldinhope
104 450 C Davies, Dyfed
105 100 H E Earnshaw, Rochdale
106 500 J R Hislop & Son, Windyhaugh
107 150 HE Earnshaw, Rochdale
108 200 G Snaith & Son, Biddleston
109 450 R Jones, Dyfed
110 120 EP Hughes, Powys
111 5800 EJ & AM Fox, Elsdonburn & CJ & JM Symons, Attonburn
112 400 WD & R Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes
113 350 AF Young & Co, Bankhead
116 300 EH & MH Johnson, High Chesters
117 120 E Glendinning, Over Cassock
119 180 W Thomson, Ramsaycleugh
120 100 D M Thomson, Bents
121 1000 GG Douglas & Son, Mainside
122 400 AF Young & Co, Bankhead
123 900 W Elliot & Prt, Clenries
124 350 JG Williams & Co, Powys
125 550 W Elliot & Prts, Clenries
126 350 A & E Salvesen, Westwater
127 300 R & J Osborne, Castlehill
128 2200 M & R Weir, Townfoot
129 600 M & J Cowen, Cleuchfoot
130 500 S F Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
131 280 A & E Salvesen, Westwater
132 420 RL Evans & Sons, Court, Gilbert
133 450 SF Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
134 420 Cnewr Estate Ltd, Sennybridge
135 250 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
136 550 JT & GE Bowen, Tredegar
137 280 JG Williams & Co, Powys
138 450 G Morgan, Halfway
139 380 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
140 150 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
141 100 Meikle Whitriggs Farms
142 100 H Cockburn & Ptnrs, Kingside
143 800 JI Cartner & Sons, Clerkhill
144 250 M/s Jones
145 300 M & J Cowen, Cleughfoot
146 250 J Common & Son, Crossdykes
147 1000 G Bell & Co, The Bloch
148 950 D McGarva, Granton
149 500 M Stewart, Tushielaw
150 550 TE Hutchison, Chapel
151 1000 G Bell & Co, The Bloch
152 100 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
153 100 C Davies, Dyfed
155 100 G Morgan, Halfway
156 650 J Laurie & Co, Carterton
157 400 GH White & Son, Hartsgarth
158 150 RM Fishwick & Son, Thornship
159 220 M & J Cowen, Cleughfoot
161 300 GH White & Son, Hartsgarth
162 100 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
163 100 GL Howatson, Denbigh
164 220 A & E Salvensen, Westwater
165 100 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
166 1300 M/s Douglas, Carlenrigg
167 3200 ML & LB Bell, Winterhope
170 2200 AT Elliot, Hindhope
172 3500 A Douglas & Co, Thorlishope
174 800 A Fiskin, High Craigton
175 300 A Douglas & Son, Saughtree
176 500 VS Allgood, Reaveley
177 300 AE Evans, Ffrith
179 700 A Douglas & Son, Saughtree
180 3000 IHG Warden, Skelfhill
182 200 M/s Barrie, Eldinhope
186 200 JG Scott, Kirkland
187 4400 JF Irving & Son, Mount Benger
188 4500 Stirkfield Farms
189 200 A & A Hogg & Son, Milnholm
190 3800 J Common & Sons, Crossdykes
191 1600 Langholm Farms, Cooms
192 1000 RJ Menzies, Chanlochfoot
193 700 Stirkfield Farms
194 1600 M Stewart, Tushielaw
195 1000 TG Warwick & Son, Girnwood
196 550 Buccleugh Estates Ltd
197 400 L Luescher, Glendinninghope
198 480 M & J Cowen, Cleughfoot
199 300 L Luescher, Glendinninghope
200 1150 Langholm Farms, Cooms
201 550 WS & GS Easton, Langhope
202 1350 T Tennant, Singlie
203 400 R M Fishwick & Son, Thornship
205 1400 John Higgs Farms, Arkleton
206 200 John Higgs Farms, Arkleton
207 700 GH White & Son, Hartsgarth
208 300 WJ Hyslop, Locherben
209 500 JM Davidson, East Deloraine
210 600 J Halliday, Cowburn
212 800 WN Douglas, Catslackburn
213 200 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
214 450 D McGarva, Granton
215 1200 F Walton, Dudlees
216 700 RM Davies, Brecon
217 750 JJ Paterson & Co, Hopsrig
218 180 JJ Paterson & Co, Hopsrig
219 200 M/s Bernard & Dodd, West Deloraine
220 140 D Moffat & Son, Hawkshaw
221 200 M/s Jones.
222 300 R & J Osborne, Castlehill
226 350 G Morgan, Halfway
228 3220 D Moffat & Sons Hawkshaw
231 200 D Moffat & Sons, Hawkshaw
236 14000 J Robertson & Son, Becks
237 850 J Laurie & Co , Carterton
238 700 Stirkfield Farms
239 120 JM Cottrill, Bamford
240 300 WD & R Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes
242 120 A & A Hogg & Son, Milnholm
243 420 R L Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
244 720 John Higgs Farms, Langholm
246 350 G & N Laing, Twislehope
247 120 W Thomson, Ramsaycleugh
248 600 W Ballantyne, Linhope
249 1300 Stirkfield Farms
250 800 DH Anderson & Co, Whitslade
251 200 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
252 100 M/s Barrie, Nether Phawhope
254 500 EJ & AM Fox, Elsdonburn
258 100 R H & C L Dixon, Mowhaugh
262 400 J W Davidson & Co, Crosslee
265 100 HP Thomas, Powys
266 300 JG Williams & Co, Sennybridge
267 300 John Higgs Farms, Arkleton
268 400 JM Davidson, East Derloraine
269 100 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
270 100 HE Earnshaw, Rochdale
271 450 O Jackson, Cossarshill
272 600 JF Irving & Son, Mount Benger
273 650 JW Davidson & Co, Crosslee
274 120 J Hume & Sons, Sundhope
275 120 J Hume & Sons, Sundhope
276 120 Cnewr Estate Ltd, Sennybridge
277 100 J Lord, Heights
278 100 D Moffat & Sons, Hawkshaw
279 900 JI Cartner & Sons, Clerkhill
280 1000 D McGarva, Granton, & JF Irving & Son, Mount Benger
281 1000 GG Douglas & Son, Mainside
282 850 TN Cavers & Co, Sorbie
283 900 JA Reid, Glendearg
285 700 R & L Howat, Drycleughlea
286 280 JI Cartner & Sons, Clerkhill
287 520 M & J Cowan, Cleughfoot
288 320 AJ Dalgleish, Mid Murthat
291 100 R L Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
293 100 HE Earnshaw, Horsteads
294 120 WN Douglas, Catslackburn
295 120 HE Earnshaw, Horsteads
296 120 JM Cottrill, Bamford
297 120 WJ Hyslop, Locherben
299 300 WAB & ME Noble, Lochurd
300 100 JM Cottrill, Bamford
301 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
302 220 WN Douglas, Catslackburn
303 180 A & E Salvesen, Westwater
304 200 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
305 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
306 180 A & E Salvesen, Westwater
307 1100 LW Goodfellow & Co, Glengeith
308 650 SF Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
309 400 Buccleuch Estates Ltd
310 180 M/s Bernard & Dodds, West Deloraine
311 380 W Jackson, Wardlaw
312 220 SF Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
313 200 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
314 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
315 160 GH White & Son, Hartsgarth
316 350 JW Davidson & Co, Crosslee
317 200 O Jackson, Cossarshill
318 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
319 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
320 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
321 240 M/s Bernard & Dodds, West Deloraine
322 380 TJ Owen- Lowe, Pontbrengarres
323 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
324 220 R L Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
325 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
326 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
327 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
329 600 WC Anderson & Son, Easter Alemoor
330 450 SF Strang-Steel, Lymiecleugh
331 300 JI Cartner & Sons, Clerkhill
332 400 R & L Howat, Drycleughlea
333 950 WO Watkins, Drfed
334 500 JI Cartner & Sons, Clerkhill
335 250 ML Howatson, Denbigh
336 420 Cnewr Estates Ltd, Sennybridge
338 280 J Anderson & Son, Priesthaugh
339 220 EH & MH Johnson, High Chesters
340 200 T Tennant, Singlie
342 120 M/s Douglas, Carlenriggs
343 120 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
344 320 Cnewr Estates Ltd, Sennybridge
345 120 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
346 100 J Lord, Heights
348 100 C Bewley, Gorrenberry
349 200 JJ Paterson, Terrona
350 200 A J Dalgleish, Mid Murthat
351 100 J Lord, Heights
352 450 AT Elliot, Hindhope
354 120 W Thomson, Ramsaycleugh
355 380 RJ Menzies, Chanlochfoot
356 120 H Cockburn & Ptnrs, Kingside
357 120 WAB & ME Noble, Lochurd
358 11000 WN Douglas, Catslackburn
359 1700 WC Anderson & Son, Easter Alemoor
360 160 RH Paton, Castle Crawford
361 650 M/s Douglas, Carlenrigg
362 1800 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
364 120 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
365 120 D Moffat & Sons, Hawkshaw
366 100 J Lord, Heights
368 100 L Manderson, 4 Kilknowe
369 250 M & J Cowen, Cleughfoot
370 1300 LW Goodfellow & Co, Glengeith
371 200 MH Anderson & Co, East Redfordgreen
373 3200 L W Goodfellow & Co, Glengeith
374 4000 L W Goodfellow & Co, Glengeith
375 4000 G Bell & Co, The Bloch
376 200 R M Fishwick & Son, Thornship
377 120 W Elliot & Ptnrs, Clenries
378 400 F Walton, Dudlees
380 2200 ML & LB Bell, Winterhope
381 1200 F Walton, Dudlees
383 100 J Lord, Heights
384 500 W Jackson, Wardlaw
385 180 RL Evans & Sons, Court Gilbert
386 900 WJ Douglas & Son, Upper Hindhope
387 2400 S Busby & Co, Unthank
388 6500 A Fiskin, High Craigton
389 180 L Luescher, Glendinninghope
390 500 S Busby & Co, Unthank
391 100 J Lord, Heights
392 500 S Busby & Co, Unthank
393 200 WD & R Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes
395 200 J Anderson & Son, Priesthaugh
397 100 M/s Barrie, Eldinhope
403 350 J Hepburn & Co, Crosscleugh
404 100 D Moffat & Sons, Hawkshaw
405 300 JJ Paterson, Terrona
406 180 JW Davidson & Co, Crosslee
407 80 J Hume & Sons, Sundhope
408 2000 WA Fleming, Hislop
410 700 W Ballantyne, Linhope
411 100 EH & MH Johnson, High Chester
412 550 J Anderson & Son, Priesthaugh
413 400 W Jackson, Wardlaw
414 100 EH & MH Johnson, High Chesters
415 100 J Lord, Heights
416 100 J Lord, Heights
418 100 J Lord, Heights
419 100 J Lord, Heights
421 240 Stirkfield Farms
422 800 J Mitchell, Henderland
423 550 GG Douglas &son, Mainside
424 650 ML & LM Bell, Winterhope
425 200 W Jackson, Wardlaw
427 2100 RH Paton, Castle Crawford
428 200 W Jackson, Wardlaw
429 500 J Halliday, Cowburn

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