Records for South Country Cheviot rams were smashed at a breed sale at Lockerbie, when two rams hit the £20,000 mark and the pen leader from Tom Elliot's Hindhope flock sold for a new high of £28,000.

Based at Jedburgh, this two-shear is a son of the £1600 Mountbenger Yabadabadoo, a tup purchased here back in 2018.

Out of a home-bred dam and having already proven himself as a breeder back at Hindhope, he sold in a two-way split to Jim Robertson of the Becks flock, based at Langholm and Billy Common buying for the family's Crossdykes flock, at Lockerbie.


For the full report and pictures, see this week's The Scottish Farmer.


Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.