North Country Cheviot hill rams were in demand at Dingwall last Friday when trade peaked ay £8500 for the champion, a two shear from B Ross, Mid Gruinards, Ardgay. This one sold to A and D Renwick, Dundonnell.

Nest best call went to a two shear from Inkstack Farm, Thurso, at £5000, while at £4400 was a three shear from Achentoul Farms, Kinbrace. Another two shear from Mr Ross then sold at £4000, while another from Messrs W and F Elliot, Hethpool, Wooler, made £2500.

The reserve champion on the day came from the same home and traded at £1500 to S A MacKenzie, Rootfield West, Muir of Ord.

Average; 520 rams £384.75 (Dingwall and Highland Marts).