Welcome to Allanshaws Farm

Allanshaws Farm, near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders is home to the award wining flock of North County Cheviot Sheep, winner of the coveted Interbreed Champion, Royal Highland Show 2014


Allanshaws Farm is 1050 acres in size and can be found in the lush hills of the Scottish Borders.  The highest altitude rises to 1400ft and it’s located 7 miles north of the market town of Galashiels.

Allanshaws Farm lambs 800 ewes per year, predominantly pure North Country Cheviots. 300 North Country Cheviot ewes are bred pure each year with 420 put to the Bluefaced Leicester to breed Cheviot Mules.  The Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs are sold privately all to good homes for stock ewes every year.  There are also 40 pure Suffolk ewes and 40 pure Texel ewes run on Allanshaws.

As well as sheep we also have 30 cows on the farm which are put to the Shorthorn bull to produce their own replacements.  The other 100 cows are put to the Simmental bulls to produce Simmental X heifers for further breeding and Simmental X bullocks sold store.

Farming with his wife Amanda, Roderick Runciman started his showing career at the age of 15 with no prior experience and is now renowned as one of the North Country Cheviot’s most well-known and successful breeders.

Roderick started exhibiting at the Royal Highland Show in 1994, and has picked up champion honours in the inter-bred, half-bred and commercial sections, as well as both champion and reserve titles at the Great Yorkshire and numerous other local shows.

Roderick says there is no doubt the pinnacle of his showing career is The Royal Highland Show.  

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