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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.

Hill Cheviot Ram Sale 2008

Monday 6th October 2008

A new breed record price and an increased overall average of more than £160 on last year was the result of a buoyant trade at the annual show and sale of Cheviot Hill rams at Lockerbie on Monday 6th October 2008.

Billy Goodfellow, Glengeith, Elvanfoot, broke the record he set in 2004 at Lockerbie by £4,000 to sell a Castle Crawford Omen sired shearling ram for £18,000, which helped boost the sale’s overall average for 307 sold to £784.82 compared with last year’s overall average of £619.52.

Glengeith - £18,000
Glengeith - £18,000

His ram was one of 11 in the sale making £4,000 and above and the trade, which was particularly strong for breeders’ rams, averaging £660 for 109 two shears sold (£527.52 in 2007) and £822.27 (£701.83) for the 198 one shears sold.

The £18,000 ram was out of a ewe which was half sister to the previous record holder, a Winterhope Quarry son. Ten rams from the 750-ewe Glengeith flock averaged £3,087.

Paying the leading price was Jim Robertson, Becks, Langholm, who bought Glengeith’s previous record holder, X Factor. Mr Robertson first saw the sheep as a first prize winner at this year’s Abington Show.

“He’s got size and length – he’s a terrific sheep,” said Mr Robertson, who was determined to have the ram to run with a select group of ewes from his 1,000-strong flock. Later on in the catalogue, Mr Robertson got back £6,000 from Billy Goodfellow for the sale’s third leading priced ram, boosting the Becks flock average to £1,145.88 for the 17 sold.

Glengeith’s second leading price was £5,500 for a ram by Becks Cracker and out of a £5,000 Mainside ewe which sold to John Reid, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir, Langholm. Cracker was bought three years ago with Robert and John Paton, Castle Crawford, Elvanfoot, for £8,000.

Underbidder for the top priced ram was Norman Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk, Yarrow, Selkirk, whose flock average was second to Glengeith for the 14 sold early on in the sale to level at £1,814.29 from his 1,000 ewe flock.

His first prize group of three averaged £4,000, which included his leading priced shearling at £5,000, a Catslackburn Monarch son, which was sold three ways to Robert and John Paton, Castle Crawford, Elvanfoot, Billy Goodfellow, Glengeith, and Glenochar Estate, Elvanfoot.

At last year’s Lockerbie sale Mr Douglas sold a half share in the Attonburn Charlie sired Monarch for £6,000 to father and son Alan and Billy Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie. His retention of the half share was vindicated at this year’s sale with two other shearlings by the tup selling for £4,000, which was out of an eight year old ewe, and £1,200.

He paid £4,500 twice - for a Catslackburn Dick sired shearling from Alan and Billy Common and for a Becks- A-One sired two shear from Sandy Fleming, Hislop, Teviothead, Hawick.

Second leading price of £10,000 went to a two shear ram sired by Castle Crawford Mascot from Alistair Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick, well exceeding the flock’s previous best post 2001 of £2,500 in 2006.

Skelfhill - £10,000
Skelfhill - £10,000

It was sold to Blair and Morag Cockburn, Stirkfield Farm, Broughton, Biggar.

Another Mascot sired two shear sold for £3,200 to Tommy Hepburn, Crosscleugh, Yarrow. Both were out of Upper Hindhope mothers bought as ewe lambs during re-stocking after foot and mouth.

Mascot, whose breeding goes back to Unthank Blackfoot, was bought as a two shear for £3,200 at Lockerbie in 2003 when he was in the winning group of three. His progeny recouped his purchase price in the first year.

Jim Robertson’s one shear ram, the first to be sold by Crossdykes Captain, made £6,000 to Glengeith, £2,000 under the flock’s previous best price. Captain was bought in Lockerbie in 2006 for £2,200.

Becks’ shepherd Fred Little had his best day yet with his single entry from his four ewe Eskdale flock - a two shear by Becks’ stock ram and previous record holder Glengeith X Factor, which made £5,000 to Stirkfield Farms and Upper Hindhope.

The ram, out of a ewe sired by Upper Hindhope President, was chosen as the pre-sale show’s overall champion by the judge Henry Laurie, shepherd for Castle Crawford.

Mr Laurie’s reserve champion went to an Attonburn Charlie sired champion shearling from Norman Douglas which sold for £3,000 to John Reid, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir, Langholm.

One of the sale’s largest consignments under the hammer from Crossdykes also sold to £5,500 to level at £833.75 for 24.

The 860-ewe flock’s leader was by the £250 Winterhope Topper out of a home-bred ewe which sold jointly to Jimmy and George Irving, Mount Benger and Norman Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk, whose £4,500 leading bid was for another shearling by the £1,000 Catslackburn Dick.

Leading flock averages:

Glengeith (10) to £18,000 (£3,087)

Catslackburn (14) to £5,000 (average £1,814.29)

Skelfhill (12) to £10,000 (£1,612.50)

Hislop (9) to £4,500 (£1,394.44)

Crosscleugh (5) to £3,800 (£1,284)

Becks (17) to £6,000 (£1,145.88)

Springwell (3) to £1,900 (£1,016.67)

Castle Crawford (15) to £3,200 (£914)

Singlie (10) to £2000 (£868)

Crossdykes (24) to £5,500 (£833.75)

Stirkfield (15) to £3,000 (£723.33)

Cowburn (9) to £4,200 (£650)

Bloch (15) to £1,800 (£604.67)

Granton (6) to £1,100 (£571.67)

Cossarshill (9) to £1,600 (£558.89)

Mount Benger (9) to £1,500 (£515.67)

Glenochar (7) to £800 (£512.86)

M Little, shepherd (1) £5,000 (£5,000)

K Duncan, shepherd (1) £550 (£550)

Averages:
Two shear: 109 sold, £660 (£527.52 in 2007)
One shear: 198 sold, £822.27 (£701.83)
Overall: 307 sold, £784.82 (£619.52)

Lot No Flock £ Purchaser
1 Townfoot 400 Goodfellow, Glengeith, Elvanfoot
3   120 Hindmarsh, Rowhope, Harbottle, Morpeth
4   1200 Fleming, Hislop, Teviothead, Hawick
5   120 Morris, Tan-Y-Garth, Gerland, Wales
6   120 Hyslop, Locherben, Thornhill
7 Winterhope 200 Meikledale c/o Unthank, Ewes
8   120 Meikledale, c/o Unthank, Ewes
11   120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
14 Catslackburn 1000 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
15   4000 Stirkfield & Mount Benger
16   6000 Paton, Glengeith, Glenochar
17   1200 Easton, Langhope, Ashkirk
18   3000 Reid, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir
19   1500 Goodfellow, Glengeith, Elvanfoot
20   3000 Robertson, Becks, Langholm
21   1000 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
22   1000 Reid, Whitefield, Earlston
23   1200 Kerr, Chatto, Hownam
24   500 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
25   800 Cartner, Clerkhill, Eskdalemuir
26   1200 Morgan, Coedmawr, Wales
27   1000 Watkins, Maesglas, Wales
31 High Craigton 120 Hindmarsh, Rowhope, Morpeth
32   120 Cnewr Estates, Wales
34 Bloch 1000 Richards, Abbey Farm, Hereford
35   400 Cnewr Estates, Wales
36   700 Pugh, Caerillwyn, Brecon
37   450 Telfer, Cleuchfoot, Langholm
38   1000 John Higgs Farm, Arkleton, Ewes
39   500 Richards, Abbey Farm, Hereford
40   1000 Douglas, Thorlieshope, Newcastleton
41   1800 Anderson, Easter Alemoor, Hawick
42   500 Waugh, Hillcrest, Cardewlees
43   600 Hutchison, Chapel, Moffat
44   350 Waugh, Hillcrest, Cardewlees
45   350 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
46   150 Morris, Tan-Y-Garth, Gerland, Wales
47   150 Morris, Tan-Y-Garth, Gerland, Wales
48   120 Waugh, Hillcrest, Cardewlees
54 Mainside 600 Scott, Kirkland, Ancrum
55   150 Hindmarsh, Rowhope, Morpeth
56   400 Pugh, Caerillwyn, Brecon
58   120 Morris, Tan-Y-Garth, Gerland, Wales
59   120 Hindmarsh, Rowhope Morpeth
61   1800 Douglas, Upper Hindhope, Jedburgh
62 Stirkfield 350 Cnewr Estates, Wales
63   2500 Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick
64   1800 Williams, Cefnllech, Wales
65   300 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
66   200 Dalgleish, Mid Murthat, Beattock
67   120 Roxburgh & Son, Milton of Dryfe, Sibbaldbie
68   220 Morris, Westerkirk Mains, Bentpath
69   200 Barrie, Eldinhope, Selkirk
70   3000 Robertson, Becks, Langholm
71   700 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
72   400 McCracken, Burdonside, Tarset, Hexham
73   600 McGarva, Granton, Annan Water
74   220 Noble, Lochurd, West Linton
75   120 Glendinning, Over Cassock, Eskdalemuir
76   120 Telfer, Cleuchfoot, Langholm
77 Castle Crawford 600 Scott, Kirkland, Ancrum
78   1500 Elliot, Hindhope, Jedburgh
82   1000 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
83   500 Allgood, Reavley
84   1600 Douglas, Castslackburn, Yarrow
86   120 Glenkiln Farm, Bettyknowes, Crocketford
87   120 Rowlands, Llwyn Brain, Wales
88   2000 Elliot, Hindhope, Jedburgh
89   300 Glenkiln Farm, Bettyknowes, Crocketford
90   3200 Langholm Farms, Cooms, Langholm
91   220 Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk
92   1000 Langholm Farms, Cooms, Langholm
93   350 Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith
94   800 Stewart, Tushielaw, Selkirk
95   400 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
96 Glendearg 350 Cnewr Estates, Wales
97   250 Hogg, Milnholm, Langholm
98   1000 Watkins, Aberhydfer,Trecastle, Brecon
99   120 Johnson, High Chesters, Hawick
101   380 Paterson, Hopsrig, Langholm
102 Mount Benger 1500 Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie
103   400 Busby, Unthank, Ewes
104   350 Busby, Unthank, Ewes
105   400 Easton, Langhope Farm, Ashkirk
106   450 Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk
107   500 Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk
108   850 Cnewr Estates, Wales
109   200 Hyslop, Locherben, Thornhill
110   200 Potts, Ramshope, Catcleugh
112   420 Landers, Dargaly
114 Springwell 1900 Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie
115   700 Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill
116   450 Barrie, Eldinhope, Selkirk
118 Cowburn 120 Potts, Ramshope, Catcleugh
119   320 Davidson, East Deloraine, Ettrick
120   120 Jones, Hafor-Yr-Esgob, Wales
121   120 Littlehales, Pentervin, Shropshire
122   150 Hogg, Milnholm, Langholm
123   450 Littlehales, Pentervin, Shropshire
124   4200 Fleming, Hislop, Teviothead
125   150 Watson, Binks, Teviothead
126   220 Jones, Hafor-Yr-Esgob, Wales
127 Cossarshill 1600 Jackson, Wardlaw
128   280 Cartner, Clerkhill, Eskdalemuir
129   1300 Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill
130   250 Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill
131   400 Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk
132   280 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
133   300 Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk
134   120 Morland, Roundthwaite
135   500 Cartner, Clerkhill, Eskdalemuir
137 Hoghill 250 Cnewr Estates, Wales
139   120 Cnewr Estates, Wales
140   120 Rowlands, Llwyn Brain, Wales
141   150 Richards, Abbey Farm, Hereford
142   120 Douglas, Easterhouse
143   180 Glendinning, Over Cassock
144 Priesthaugh 220 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
145   180 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
146   500 Thompson, Greenland, Dumbarton
147   120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
148 Carlenrig 180 Barrie, Nether Phawhope, Selkirk
149   320 Easton, Langhope Farm, Ashkirk
150   280 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
151   150 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
153   120 Easton, Langhope Farm, Ashkirk
154 Chanlockfoot 180 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
155   300 Hyslop, Locherben, Thornhill
156   550 Paterson, Terrona, Langholm
157   450 Paterson, Terrona, Langholm
158   120 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
159   150 Aitken, Auchenage, Dumfries
160 Granton 600 Reid, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir
161   700 Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith
162   280 Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk
163   200 Dalgleish, Mid Murthat, Moffat
165   1100 Jones, Meinigwynion, Mawr, Wales
166   550 Ions, High Thorneyburn, Hexham
167 Glengeith 18000 Robertson, Becks, Langholm
169   1600 Menzies, Chanlockfoot, Penpont
170   1600 Weir, Townfoot, Thornhill
171   5500 Reid, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir
172   800 Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick
173   1300 Anderson, Easter Alemoor, Hawick
174   220 Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk
175   150 Glendinning, Over Cassock
176   1000 Howat, Drycleuchlea
177   700 Cnewr Estates, Wales
178 Beechgrove 500 Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk
179   300 Douglas, Mainside, Yetholm
181   300 Paterson, Hopsrig, Langholm
182   500 Cnewr Estates, Wales
183   480 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
184 Lochurd 100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
185   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
186   120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
187   120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
188   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
189   120 Glendinning, Over Cassock
190   120 Morgan, Neuadd, Heol, Serri, Wales
191 Skelfhill 1000 Davidson, Crosslee
192   600 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
193   150 Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick
194   10000 Stirkfield Farm, Stirkfield, Broughton
195   3200 Hepburn, Crosscleugh, Yarrow
196   300 Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick
197   250 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
198   750 Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick
199   700 Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick
200   550 Bernard & Dodd, West Deloraine, Ettrick
201   1600 Jackson, Cossarshill, Ettrick
202   250 Anderson, Easter Alemoor, Hawick
203   550 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
205 Singlie 2000 Stewart, Tushielaw, Selkirk
206   1100 Cavers, Sorbie, Ewes
207   1600 Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk
208   1000 Langholm Farms, Cooms, Langholm
209   180 Douglas, Mainside, Yetholm
210   800 Stirkfield Farm, Stirkfield, Broughton
211   250 Bernard & Dodd, West Deloraine, Ettrick
212   450 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
213   900 Douglas, Thorlieshope, Newcastleton
214   400 Littlehales, Pentervin, Shropshire
215 Easter Alemoor 1000 Laurie, Carterton, Lockerbie
216   220 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
217   200 Anderson, East Redfordgreen, Roberton
218   350 Anderson, East Buccleuch, Hawick
219   450 Johnson, High Chesters, Hawick
220   400 Broatch & Stewart, Setthorns, Waterbeck
221 Hindhope 250 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
222   250 Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes, Ewes
223   180 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
224   180 Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes, Ewes
225   600 Elliot, Clenries, Sanquhar
226   650 Methuen, Elliston, St Boswells
227   580 Hislop, Windyhaugh, Alwinton
228   450 Anderson, Whitslade, Ashkirk
229   200 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
231   320 Littlehales, Pentervin, Shropshire
232 Crossdykes 300 Thompson, Greenland, Dumbarton
233   2500 Langholm Farms, Cooms, Langholm
234   4500 Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk
235   5500 Irving, Mount Benger & Douglas, Catslackburn
236   550 Bell, Bloch, Langholm
237   250 Hunter, Puncherton, Morpeth
238   320 Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk
239   220 McNeil, Toftholm, Newcastleton
240   800 Bell, Bloch, Langholm
241   900 Hepburn, Crosscleugh, Yarrow
242   220 Thompson, Townfoot, Penrith
243   300 Workman, Fedwtrecastle, Powys
244   220 Laurie, Carterton, Lockerbie
245   280 Morris, Westerkirk Mains, Bentpath
246   220 Easton, Langhope Farm, Ashkirk
247   250 Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk
248   900 Allgood, Reavely
249   200 Morgan, Neuadd, Heol, Serri, Wales
250   250 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes
251   150 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
252   150 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
253   150 Ions, High Thorneyburn, Hexham
254   700 Davidson, East Deloraine, Ettrick
255 Upper Hindhope 180 Bewley, Gorrenberry, Hermitage
256   180 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
257   150 Tennant, Singlie Farm, Ettrick
258   160 Easton, Langhope Farm, Ashkirk
259   320 Scott, Kirkland, Ancrum
260   120 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
261   800 Walton, Flotterton Hall, Thropton, Morpeth
262   1100 Watkins, Aberhydfer, Brecon
263   580 Busby, Unthank, Ewes
264   250 McNeil, Toftholm, Newcastleton
267   300 Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes, Ewes
268 Glenochar 450 Meikledale, c/o Unthank, Ewes
269   850 Warwick & Son, Girnwood, Roberton
270   450 Elliot, Clenries, Sanquhar
271   800 Waugh, Hillcrest, Cardewlees
272   120 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
273   900 Luescher, Glendinning, Westerkirk
274   220 Jones, Hafor-Yr-Esgob, Wales
276 Henderland 120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
277   120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
278   120 Mackay, Melvich, Inverasdale
279 Blackburn 450 Meikledale, c/o Unthank, Ewes
280   200 McNeil, Toftholm, Newcastleton
286 Clenries 120 Williams, Cefnllech, Wales
287   120 Morris, Westerkirk Mains, Bentpath
288 Tushielaws 550 Owen, Cwm Cloch, Wales
289   120 Lewis, Garnwen, Wales
290   150 Howat, Drycleuchlea, Hawick
291   300 Barrie, Eldinhope, Selkirk
292   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
293   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
294   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
295   120 Aitken, Auchenage, Dumfries
296   120 Morland, Roundthwaite, Tebay
298 Crosscleugh 1400 Tennant, Singlie Farm, Ettrick
299   3800 Warden, Skelfhill, Hawick
300   300 Anderson, Priesthaugh, Hawick
301   420 Carr, Annelshope, Ettrick
303   500 Meikledale, c/o Unthank, Ewes
306 Unthank 120 Johnson, High Chesters, Hawick
307   120 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
308   120 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
309   200 Telfer, Cleuchfoot, Langholm
311 Carterton 120 Douglas, Carlenrigg
313   120 Williams, Gorllwyn, Wales
315 Cooms 200 Irving, Mount Benger, Yarrow
316   150 Noble, Lochurd, West Linton, Peebleshire
317   1000 Jones, Meinigwynion, Mawr, Wales
318   120 Walton, Flotterton Hall, Thropton, Morpeth
322   120 McNeil, Toftholm, Newcastleton
324   220 Anderson, East Redfordgreen, Hawick
325   450 Anderson, Easter Alemoor, Hawick
326 Hislop 4500 Douglas, Catslackburn, Selkirk
327   1000 Douglas, Carlenrigg
328   900 Dixon, Cowburn
329   700 Elliot, Burnfoot of Ewes, Ewes
330   1400 Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie
331   160 Dixon, Cowburn
332   800 McGarva, Granton, Annan Water
333   750 Telfer, Cleuchfoot, Langholm
334   900 Walton, Flotterton Hall, Thropton, Morpeth
335   500 Jerman, Rhinbrongelly, Wales
336 Becks 1000 Menzies, Chanlockfoot, Penpont
338   120 Williams, Cefnllech, Wales
339   1100 Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill
340   120 Hindmarsh, Rowhope Morpeth
341   1000 Douglas, Mainside, Yetholm
342   3000 Goodfellow, Glengeith, Elvanfoot
343   220 Hindmarsh, Rowhope Morpeth
344   300 McPherson, Eynort, Carbost, Skye
346   500 Mitchell, Henderland, Yarrow
347   800 Broatch & Stewart, Setthorns, Waterbeck
348   120 Thompson, Greenland, Dumbarton
349   2400 Weir, Townfoot, Thornhill
350   2000 Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie
351   900 Anderson, Priesthaugh, Hawick
352   500 Anderson, Priesthaugh, Hawick
353   1200 Cnewr Estates, Wales
354   1200 Aithrie Estates, Biggar
360   5000 Stirkfield & Upper Hindhope
361 Elliston 180 Watson, Binks, Teviothead
362   120 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
363   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
364   100 Lord, Heights Farm, Shore, Littleborough
365 Mainside 200 Blowing, Eweslees, Ewes

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