The Farmers Guardian reports on how young farmers are making use the qualities of the North Country Cheviot –
The North Country Cheviot is an extremely versatile sheep and has much to offer the sheep farmer wishing to produce top quality lambs.
The North Country Cheviot plays a leading role in the UK’s sheep industry. The breed produces what the market demands – quality and value without compromise.
North Country Cheviot News...
The main breed sales are about to start with sales at Quoybrae and Lockerbie
The Builth Wells Ram Sale is to be held on Monday 19 September – for Sale Catalogue
The Kelso Ram Sale is to be held on Friday 9 September – for Sale Catalogue
North Country Cheviots stole the show in the Sheep Interbreed competition at the Royal Highland Show, winning the Overall Sheep Championship and taking the Reserve title as well.
One of the strengths of the North Country Cheviot is that both male and female lambs are much in demand – ewe lambs for breeding, pure or crossed, and wether lambs for quality carcases.
North Country Cheviot Ewes can thrive in a wide range of different grazing situations and are bred pure in many parts of Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales.
The great advantage of the North Country Cheviot as a terminal sire is that the lambs produced are consistently of good conformation and finish at all weights without becoming over-fat.