A strong entry of in-lamb ewes at Lockerbie saw prices rise to £3,200 for North Country Cheviots at the weekend (11 February).
Sale leader was a strong ewe lamb from KO Stones, Nun Cote Nook Farm, Marrick, Richmond, which set a new female high at the auction.
Sired by Kinaldy Krugerrand 10853, she was snapped up by James Burton, Derbyshire.
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Mr Burton went on to secure the next two highest-priced lots.
The first being the top priced gimmer at £2,200 from CR Graham and Son, Carruthers, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, for his Ericstane Rigwelter gimmer.
She was sold in-lamb with twins to Hill Top Tommy.
His next purchase at £1,800 and from the same home was an empty ewe hogg sired by a Gospel Hall-bred ram.
The Park ewe’s averaged £756, with gimmers averaging £626 and ewe lambs £672.
The Hill females averaged £442 with a top of £600 for the reserve champion, a gimmer from Kelsocleugh Farming.
The Champion from WN Douglas made £550 selling to Iredale Penrith Cumbria.
(Harrison and Hetherington)