THE sale of North Country Cheviot females at Lockerbie peaked a a record breaking £4,500 for the first prize ewe hogg and reserve supreme champion, from W. and J. Thomson, Hownam Grange, Kelso.
The sale leader is by Synton Vanish out of a ewe by Gilston 11532, which also bred the 2018 Royal Highland Show champion, it sold to James Burton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Next, at £1,800, was the second prize Park gimmer consigned by George Milne, St Andrews, Fife, which was knocked down to Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk.
The first prize gimmer and overall champion from C.R. Graham and Sons, Waterbank, Lockerbie, sold for £1,000. By Wester Rocket Soutra Tiger, it sold to D. Beech, Derby, who also paid the same money for the third prize ewe hogg by Philiphaugh Tam O’Shanter from the same home.
The dispersal of the Ericstane flock on behalf of Jane Jackson, Moffatt, topped at £2,000 for a three-crop ewe scanned in-lamb with twins. The buyer was R. McCulloch, Bathgate, Lothian, who also paid £1,800 for a four-crop ewe scanned with twins.
Averages - 13 ewes, £394.62; 16 gimmers, £555; 16 ewe hoggs, £678.75; Ericstane flock – 90 ewes, £183.46; 32 gimmers, £368.33; 3 ewe hoggs, £973.33.
Averages – Harrison and Hetherington.