AT the Farmers Guardian-sponsored Cheviot hill ram sale, the total entry of 349 head sold to average £890, seeing a clearance of more than 90 per cent.
Sale leader at £11,000 was a shearling from the Catslack pen from W.N. Douglas, Yarrow. By the home-bred sire Catslack Director, it sold to Jim Robertson, Langholm.
T. Elliot, Jedburgh, took £8,000 for a two-shear ram by Hindhope Golden Horn, which went to R.A. Paton, Thornhill.
At the same money was the overall pre-sale reserve champion, a shearling from Mark Little, Langholm. By Blackburn Buck, it sold to A. Fleming, Hawick.
A Becks Legend-sired shearling from Stirkfield Farms, Biggar, hit £7,500, selling in a half share to Hawick breeders Eileen Randall and I.H.G. Warden.
Also making this price was a Becks Legend son from J.F. Irving and Son, Yarrow, which sold to John Halliday and Sons, Moffat.
At £6,000 was a Catslack Authentic-sired two-shear ram from C.M. Kerr, Kelso, which sold to Stirkfield Farms.
Messrs Paton sold a shearling by Crossdykes Juggernaut to J. Robertson, Langholm, for £5,500.
Total entry, £890.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.