SOUTH Country Cheviot breeders enjoyed a good day's trading yesterday at Lockerbie, where 294 rams cashed in to averaged £889.63.

Top price on the day was £11,000 paid for the best from Norman and David Douglas, Catslackburn, Yarrow, Selkirk. By the home-bred sire, Catslack Director, out of a home-bred ewe by a Stirkfield sire, he sold to Jim Robertson, The Becks, Langholm.

Two tups hit the £8000 mark including the best from Tim Elliot’s Hindhope flock Jedburgh. That was a two-shear by Hindhope Golden Horn, out of a home-bred ewe, purchased by Robert Paton, Castle Crawford, Crawford, Biggar.

Also selling for £8000 was the reserve champion, a shearling by Blackburn Buck from Mark (Fred) Little's Eskdale flock at Langholm. He went home with Sandy Fleming, buying for his Hislop flock at Teviothead, Hawick.

George Irving and his father Jimmy, Mountbenger, sold their pen leader at £7500 to J Halliday and Sons, Granton Farms, Moffat, while Blair and Morag Cockburn, Stirkfield, Broughton, Biggar, recieved the same from Hawick breeders, Eileen Randall, Drycleuchlea and Alistair Warden, Skelfhill.

Full report and pics in this week's SF.