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Lockerbie Hill Sale 2019

The sale of North Country Cheviot Hill sheep took place across two days at Lockerbie with females being sold on the first day of the sale, with fewer entries forward from last year a strong demand was met for quality. Registered gimmers reached £160 for a pen of 36 from Kelsocleugh Farming & the same good home topping the ewe lamb trade at £130. Draft ewes achieved a top of £125 for a pen of 40 from WN Douglas, Whitehope.The second day had a large entry of rams brought forward, with a busy ringside & plenty interest in well bred sheep. The days top price came from the Hownam Grange pen of W & J Thomson, Lot 92 Hownam Grange W 15162 by Sorbietrees 4970 was purchased by Cheviot Farming Ltd to join the Elsdonburn flock. Closely followed at £5500 was Lot 134 Benger V 10004, first in the ring from George Irving, a 3 shear ram by Whitehope 2224 he joins the Phiilphaugh flock. Two rams acheived £5000, first in from WH Douglas Lot 13 Whitehope W 20548 by Glendale Rebel purchased by A Elliot, Bedshiel & Lot 192 Hartside Hill Warrior by Whitehope Phantom from Linhope Farming Partnership selling to Messrs Bridgewater & Potholm for the Esk flock.
The Hownam Grange pen continued with two more at £4500, Lot 73 Hownam Grange Xtraordinary, a shearling by Newbank Spitfire sold to W Dunlop & Son, Commonside & Lot 74 Hownam Grange War Lord by Newbank Spitfire also joins the Sorbietrees flock. Topping the Hethpool pen from W Elliot was Lot 211 Hethpool Warrior by  Whitchesters Raptor, he goes home to Hownam Grange.

Sale Averages –

Rams
250 £995 (+£133.05 on the year)

Leading prices:

£6000, £4500 (x2), £4000, £3800, £2800, £1800 (x3) Hownam Grange Farm, £5500, £3500, £2000 Mountbenger, £5000 Hartside, £5000 Catslackburn, £4500, £4000, £3500, £3000 (x2), £2800, £2200, £1800 Hethpool, £4200, £2500 (x2), £1800 Newbanks, £4000 Northhouse Farm, £4000 Commonside, £3200 Elsdonburn, £3200 Sorbietrees, £2000 Blackhaugh, £1800 Old Mill Farm, £1800 Humbleheugh Farm, £1800 Buchtrig,      

Females
1776 Draft Ewes £86.26 (-£2.73)

906 Shearling Gimmers £133.22 (+£30.58)

718 Ewe Lambs £95.26 (+£9.00)

Leading prices:

Draft Ewes – £125, £88 Whitehope, Yarrow, £120 Elsdonburn, £115, £90, £88 Attonburn, £110, £85 Stouphill, £100 Whitefield, £100, £98 (x2), £95, £92, £88 Sourhope, £95 (x2), £88 Kelsocleugh, £92, £88 Sorbietrees, £90, £88 Hethpool, £88 Woodside, £88 Byres Farm, £88 Potholm, £85 Greenbank.

Shearling Gimmers – £180, £150 Maidencoates, £160, £155, £145, £140 Kelsocleugh, £155, £145 (x2), £140 (x2), £135, £125 Cocklawfoot, £155 Hillhead, Auchengray, £150, £135 East Clough, £145, £135 (x2) Bedsheil, £140 (x2) Hownam Grange, £140 Calla, £140 Longburgh Fauld, £135, £130 Buchtrig, £130 West Blackbyres.

Ewe Lambs – £130, £110 Kelsocleugh, £118, £100 Hethpool, £110 (x2), £98 Philliphaugh Estaes, £105 Newbank, £100 Stouphill, £100 Catslackburn, £95 Braidley Farm, Bardon Mill.

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