Cheviots sell to 950gns in Monmouthshire

The second annual show and sale of North Country Cheviots at Monmouthshire Livestock Centre peaked at 950gns last week (Friday 25 August).

The entry of sheep going under the hammer was double that in the 2016 sale.

Topping the sale was an outstanding yearling ewe from K Stones, Nun Cote Nook. She stood reserve female champion in the pre-sale show and sold to Messrs AT and PR Jones’s Clytha flock. Other smart yearling ewes sold to 460gns and 330gns from Mr and Mrs G Davies’ Brefi flock.

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The entry of aged ewes saw the female champion, a four-year-old ewe from Messrs AT and PR Jones, Clytha, sell for 380gns to Mr E Pritchard, Longtown.

Champion female (left) from Messrs AT and PR Jones, Clytha, and reserve champion female from KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook

Ewe lambs met a fantastic trade. Top of 480gns went to the first prize ewe lamb from Mr D Pittendreigh, Coed y Foel. She sold to Messrs Carpenter, Worcester.

Rams saw a 100% clearance, with top of 480gns for the champion, a yearling from Messrs AT and PR Jones, Clytha.

Averages: Ewe lambs, 220gns; yearling ewes, 235gns; aged ewes; 170gns; yearling rams, 360gns; aged rams, 205gns.

(Monmouthshire Livestock Centre)