Jennifer Cowan of the Hightae flock had a successful day bagging both the reserve championship and the top price at Harrison and Hetherington's sale of 72 North Country Cheviot in-lamb females and ewe hoggs, at Lockerbie.

Last in the Hightae pen was the Humbleheugh Wham Bam-sired ewe hogg which topped the sale at £1800. She headed south with Messrs Burton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Jennifer's reserve, from Hightae, Boghead of Greenhill, Lockerbie, was another ewe hogg, which realised £900 heading home with Tom Kerr, Muthill, Crieff. She is sired by Humbleheugh Wham Bam.

The champion was also in the money when CR Graham and Sons, Carruthers, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, sold their tri-colour winner, a gimmer for £1500 to Messrs Drew, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A daughter of Gilston Rebus, which is sired by Synton Napoleon, she sold in lamb to Synton Xplosion.

The same home also sold another ewe hogg to Mr Kerr, Muthill, for the same money. She is by Philiphaugh Tam O Shanter.

Best from KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook, Marrick, Richmond, was £1400 paid for a ewe hogg. Second in her class at the pre-sale show, she was purchased by Messrs Beech, Burnaston, Derby, Derbyshire and is a daughter of Belmaduthy Van Dijk.

First prize hill-type female came from Kelsocleugh Farming, Yewtree Lane, Yetholm, Kelso, which later achieved £1300 selling to Messrs Maclean, Ness, Isle of Lewis. This two-crop ewe is by Kelso Talbot, and is scanned to have two lambs to Hethpool Walter.

Next from the same home was a gimmer that saw the hammer fall at £1000 to McCaig Farms, Falkirk. She is by Kelso Vice Chancellor and sold scanned to have a single to Cashlie Warlord.

Ross-shire breeder, Rod McKenzie, Muirton, Munlochy, sold a ewe hogg at £800 to Messrs Thomas, Presteigne, Powys. She is a daughter of Gremista Why Not.


Nine aged ewes, £540 (+£145.38 for four less); 19 gimmers, £567.34(+12.34 for three more); 22 hoggs, £437.73 (-241.02 for six fewer).

auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.