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Lockerbie Hill Sale Report 2020

The Annual sale of North Country Cheviot Hill rams was held at Lockerbie Auction on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – a tremendous entry of rams met a brisk trade.

Top price came late in the day from the Benger pen of George Irving, Lot 339 Benger X 13183, a two shear sired by Woodside 7309 & out of a homebred ewe sold for £9000 & joins the Kelso flock of Jim Thomson.
Three rams in total acheived £7000, first was Lot 45 Commonside X-Factor this two shear ram sired by Philiphaugh Target was first in the ring from WW Dunlop & Son, Commonside & was bought by Willie & Jim Thomson, Hownam Grange, next at the same money was Lot 220 Hownam Grange Xavier sired by Newbank Spitfire, heads north to RM Adam & Son, Auldallan. Lot 277 Hethpool Xpat was the third at £7000, sired by Hethpool Tower was purchased by R & A Tayforth, Side Farm.

Sorbietrees X Rated sired by Sorbietrees V6, first in the this good home sold for £6000 to Pete Tweedie, Buchtrig.
The Kelso pen of Jim Thomson received £4500 twice, Lot 64 Kelso Xtra Special sired by Hownam Grange Nemesis joins APA Waugh, Elsdonburn & Lot 65 Kelso X 10837 sired by Bedshiel Rockall heads to the Raehills flock. A further two from the same good home sold for £4000 Lot 66 Kelso Xylocarp this two shear ram again sired by Bedshiel Rockall was purchased by Philiphaugh Estates for the Philphaugh flock & Lot 69 Kelso X 10928 sired by Kelso Vice Chancellor heads into the Lake District to Tom Iredale’s, Greenbank Farm flock.
Another two rams acheived £4500, Lot 236 Hownam Grange Xackery sired by Newbank Spitfire was purchased by Gillespie Farms & Lot 276 Hethpool X Factor sired by Hethpool Tower joins the Newbank flock of Hugh & Sandy Wilson.  

A total of 35 rams sold for £2000 & above, mainly joining breeders flocks, however with the bulk of rams selling at good commercial trade there was something for every budget on the day.

Ram Market Sale Report

Females

The sale of North Country Cheviot Hill females was held on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at Lockerbie Auction – all ages were in strong demand for quality breeding.
Draft ewes topped at £165 for a pen of 25 from Messrs Allen, Stouphill, this was closely followed by a pen of 20 at £160 for Messrs Elliot, Hethpool.
Gimmers were topped at £260 for 10 from Messrs Ward, Whitstonehill, followed at £250 for a pen of 25 from Messrs Flintoff, Cocklawfoot who averaged £219 for their run of 149 gimmers.
Ewe lambs achieved a top of £200 for 2 from Craig MacKinnon, 23 Durine, closely followed by 5 at £190 from James McCaig Farms, McCaig. Philiphaugh Estates run of 200 lambs had next top price for a pen of 50 at £170 & averaging £139.50 for the run.

Females Market Sale Report

Averages

278 Rams (28 more on the year) averaged £1055.97 (+£60.37)
1365 Ewes (411 less on the year) averaged £137.85 (+£51.59)
653 Gimmers (253 less on the year) averaged £207.34 (+£74.12)
1133 Ewe Lambs (415 more on the year) averaged £118.58 (+£23.32)

Lot 339 Benger X 13183 from George Irving, Benger £9000

Lot 45 Commonside X-Factor from WW Dunlop & Son, Commonside £7000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 220 Hownam Grange Xavier from W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange £7000

Lot 277 Hethpool Xpat from Messrs Elliot, Hethpool £7000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 100 Sorbietress X Rated from Sorbietrees Farms Ltd, Sorbietrees £6000

Lot 64 Kelso Xtra Special from Kelsocleugh Farming. Kelso £4500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 65 Kelso X 10837 from Kelsocleugh Farming. Kelso £4500

Lot 236 Hownam Grange Xackery from W & J Thomson, Hownam Grange £4500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot 276 Hethpool X Factor from Messrs Elliot, Hethpool £4500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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