Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in association with Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold a total of 1143 sheep at today’s auction (Friday 28 October 2011).

Commenting on the sale, auctioneer Rod Mackenzie said: "All classes of sheep matched the recent high values received."

Leading prices received are as follows:

Cheviot

Ewe Lamb – £66.00 and £55.00 Garth Farm, Mossbank; £47.00 Belmont, Uyeasound; £45.00 Hollydell, Catfirth

Ewe - £64.00 Doonebye, Ollaberry and 2 Stove Cottages, Walls; £60.00 Belmont, Uyeasound; £59.00 Vatster Bigton; £56.00 2 Stove Cottages, Walls; £55.00 Lunna Farm, Vidlin

Store Lamb - £65.50 Gremista Farm; £60.00 Verdahill, Twatt; £59.50 Gremista Farm

Rig - £59.00 Gremista Farm

Shetland

Ewe Lamb - £30.00 Lingarth, DunrossnessEwe - £50.00, £46.00 and £40.00 Newhouse, Voe; £37.00 Ellie Knowe, Saltness; £36.00 Newhouse, Voe

Store Lamb - £37.00 Linmor, South Whiteness; £35.50 Pinegrove, Aith; £35.00 Uyea House, North Roe, Linmor, South Whiteness and Vallendale, Cauldhame; £34.00 Quoys, Sandsound

Hoggets - £39.00 13 Wirliegert, Aith; £37.00 Hellia, Aithsetter

Ram - £120.00, £110.00 and £100.00 Doonbye, Ollaberry 

Suffolk

Store Lamb – £66.00 Gremista Farm; £64.00 Midhouse, Tagon; £62.00 Meadowbank, Weathersta; £60.50 Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick; £60.00 Belmont, Uyeasound

Ram - £480.00, £400.00, £380.00, £350.00 and £300.00 Seafield House, Lerwick 

Texel

Store Lamb - £65.00 Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick; £62.50 Gremista Farm; £56.50 Skelberry Dunrossness; £55.50 Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick and Vallendale, Cauldhame

Ram - £200.00 and £100.00 Verdahill, Twatt

The final sale of all classes of cattle and sheep will be held in Lerwick on Saturday 5 November. If you are interested in selling livestock at this event please contact Hazel Mackenzie on 01595 696300 or email hazel@tasteshetland.com.

Further information:

Rod MacKenzie
Auctioneer
Aberdeen and Northern Marts
Tel: 01595 696300
Mob: 07704 329973
Email: blackisleshow@btconnect.com