Cnewr Estate

The farm at Cnewr Estate

A family-run farm famous for its Galloway cattle and large flock of Cheviot sheep
The farm is famous for its Galloway cattle and Cheviot sheep, and has been run by the family for more than 150 years
Galloway cattle herd
Galloway cattle were introduced to the estate by the McTurk family, ancestors of the current owners, who moved down from Scotland in the middle of the 19th century.
Galloway cattle herd
Galloway cattle were introduced to the estate by the McTurk family, ancestors of the current owners, who moved down from Scotland in the middle of the 19th century.

About the Cnewr Galloways

The estate has around eighty Galloway cows which run with a Galloway bull, with a further twenty Galloway cows which run with a Beef Shorthorn bull. The majority are spring calving with the cows being wintered on the hill (1000ft – 2500ft).

We also have eighty Blue-Grey or Angus X cows which run with Charolais bulls.

In recent years Galloway heifers have been bought off Barlaes and Hedgeley Farms to augment the existing herd. Bulls purchased in recent years include Penninghame Overlord (grand-sire Diamond B Knockout 1K), who bred some beautiful females.

The senior stock-bull Harry Redknapp of Fingland was bought for 3,500gns and is proving to be a real bargain. His sire, Kirkmabreck Monarch has also sired Coldplay of Fingland sold for 11,000gns and Barack Obama of Fingland who was sold for 10,500gns.

The junior stock-bull is Samson of Romesbeoch (grand-sire Diamond B Desert Storm) whose first calves look very promising.

Cheviot sheep flock
The estate has a total flock of around 6,000 Cheviot ewes grazing the hills around the Cray Valley.
Cheviot sheep flock
The estate has a total flock of around 6,000 Cheviot ewes grazing the hills around the Cray Valley.

About the Cheviot flock

Our Cheviot sheep flock extends to 4,500 Brecknock-type Cheviots running on the high hills, with the remaining 1,500 ewes on the lower hills split into 500 South Country Hill Cheviot sheep with a further 1,000 Brecknock type being crossed with the South Country Hill Cheviot.

In 2012 we started selling some shearlings in Lockerbie every October. Our first ram into the ring was Cnewr Ambassador. He made £16,000 – the second highest price ever for the breed – selling to Hislop and Skelfhill.

The second ram made £4,000 selling to Catslack, who bred Catslack Welsh Choice, who sired both the rams. The average sale price for our six rams was £3,741, the highest average ever achieved for South Country Hill Cheviots.

In 2013 seven rams were forwarded to the sale and we had another tremendous day, selling to a top of £7,500 for Cnewr Benefactor (sired by Potholm Blaze), who was purchased by Stirkfield Farms. The average for the seven was £1,957, the second highest of the day.
Annual Cheviot sheep sale
Cnewr Estate is famous for its Cheviot sheep sale, which will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018 at Cnewr Farm, starting at 1pm prompt.

See full details of 2018 sale
Annual Cheviot sheep sale
Cnewr Estate is famous for its Cheviot sheep sale, which will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018 at Cnewr Farm, starting at 1pm prompt.

See full details of 2018 sale