NC Cheviot sale
Harrison and Hetherington’s annual show and sale of North Country Cheviot and Hill Cheviot wedder lambs was held at Lockerbie on Tuesday, attracting a superb show of 1000.
The pre-sale show was capably judged by Mr Neil Conaghan, West Scales, who awarded the following prizes:
Cheviot wether lambs: 1 R J Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot, Thornhill £58; 2 R H Paton, Gateslack, Thornhill £54.50; 3 D & A Telfer, Cleuchfoot Farm, Langholm £50.
Champion: R J Menzies & Co, Chanlockfoot, Thornhill £58.
Lambs looked particularly well considering the inclement weather and the championship was awarded to Messrs R J Menzie & Co, Chanlockfoot, Thornhill, which later went on to sell to £58 per life to Mr Kevin Saunders.
Second prize went to Castle Crawford which sold to £54.50 and third prize went to Cleuchfoot and sold to £50. Outwith the prize winners, a marvellous pen from Stirkfield Farms sold to £56. The overall sale averaged £49.27. Leading prices: Hill Cheviot £58 Chanlockfoot, £56, £51.50 Stirksfield Farms, £54.50, £48 Gateslack, £50, £47.50 Cleuchfoot Farm, £48.50 Wardlaw, £48.50, £43.50 Dressetland Farm, £47.50 Cossarshill, £46 Hopsrig, Texel £51.50, £50.50 High Road.