News Posted: 7th November 2011

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in association with Aberdeen and Northern Marts held their final sale of the season on Saturday 05 November 2011, selling a total of 1839 sheep and 52 cattle at the event.

Auctioneer Rod Mackenzie said: “As the 2011 season draws to a close I’m pleased to say that there has been a steady trade from start to finish, with good consistent prices received throughout the sales. It is also very encouraging to note that throughput for both sheep and cattle has increased from 2010 and cattle sales are up by £76,116.”

There was a great show of calves at the sale which met an excellent demand. The leading prices were as follows:


Leading prices per head:

Feeding Bull

Aberdeen Angus - £1,110.00 13 Kirkidale, Walls

Cows

Simmental Cross - £780.00 Breckon, Cullivoe
Aberdeen Angus Cross - £930.00 Meadowbank, Weathersta; £870 Vesquoy, Muness
Beef Shorthorn Cross - £540.00 Hellia, Aithsetter
Shorthorn Cross - £960.00 Lunna Farm, Vidlin

In Calf Heifer

Shorthorn Cross - £950.00 & £920.00 Westerloch, Burravoe

Stots

Aberdeen Angus Cross - £440.00 Rocklea, Uyeasound
British Blue Cross - £630.00 & £570.00 Ernahoull, Uyeasound
Charolais Cross - £1,000.00 & £970.00 Tow, Cunningsburgh, £760.00 & £700.00 Meadowbank, Weathersta
LimousinCross - £515.00 Ernahoull, Uyeasound; £480.00 Vesquoy, Muness
Whitebred Shorthorn Cross - £390.00 Gaets-A-Voe, Ollaberry

Heifers

Charolais Cross - £870.00 Sunshine Cottage, Wester Quarff; £595.00 Bonavista, Brae
LimousinCross - £790.00 Tow, Cunningsburgh; £595.00 Bonavista, Brae
Whitebred Shorthorn Cross - £330.00 Gaets-A-Voe, Ollaberry


Leading price per kilo:

Stots

Aberdeen Angus Cross – 162.4p Rocklea Uyeasound
British Blue Cross – 194.4p & 190.0p Ernahoull, Uyeasound
Charolais Cross – 219.0p, 205.9p & 205.2p Meadowbank, Weathersta
LimousinCross – 195.9p Vesquoy, Muness; 182.0p Ernahoull, Uyeasound
Whitebred Shorthorn Cross – 189.9p & 177.3p Gaets-A-Voe, Ollaberry

Heifers

Charolais Cross – 211.9p Meadowbank, Weathersta; 197.9p Pinehoulland, Walls; 196.9p Haygreen, Cunningsburgh
LimousinCross – 158.3p Tow, Cunningsburgh; 154.5 & 137.8 Bonavista, Brae
Whitebred Shorthorn Cross – 168.4p Gaets-A-Voe, Ollaberry


There was also a high demand for the sheep, which were of a mixed quality. The following prices were received:

Ewe

Blackface - £20.00 Klettnahoull, Garth
Cheviot - £56.00 Mousa Cottage, Leebitton; £44.00 Heatherbrae, Baltasound; £41.00 Grunivoe, Walls
Lleyn - £33.00 Burnbank, Sandwick
Shetland - £44.00 Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh and Pettifirth, Bressay; £42.00South Gluss, Ollaberry; £41.00 Grunivoe, Walls
Shetland Cheviot - £50.00 Erinlea, Brough; £46.00 Gunnister Hamar; £41.00 Moorens, Westing
Suffolk - £77.00 Uphouse, Westhersta
Texel - £31.00 The Riddle, Southerhouse

Store Lamb

Blackface - £30.00 Klettnahoull, Garth
Cheviot - £61.00 Hillhead, Ollaberry; £60.00 Mousa Cottage, Leebitton
Lleyn - £37.00 Allynlea, Haroldswick
Shetland - £38.00 Johnsfield, Sellafirth; £35.00 Erendale, Cunningsburgh; £34.50 Mountbra, Skeld
Shetland Cheviot - £29.00 & £28.00 Lochside, North Roe
Suffolk - £69.00 & £64.00 North Lea, Effirth
Texel - £56.00 La-Morlaye, Selivoe; £47.00 Yatesgarth, Balliasta; £46.00 Rocklea, Uyeasound

Ewe Lamb

Cheviot - £45.00East Huggland, Bridge End; £40.00 Westerloch, Burravoe
Shetland - £42.50 Hillhead, Ollaberry; £40.00 Barnafield, Ollaberry; £38.50 Erinlea, Brough
Shetland Cheviot - £39.00West Heogland, Eshaness; £38.00 Lochside, North Roe
Texel - £64.00 Seafield, Fetlar; £50.00 Westerloch, Burravoe

Hoggets

Cheviot - £37.00 Glenisla, Isbister
Shetland - £36.00 Ennisfirth, Sullom; £31.50 & £31.00 Yatesgarth, Balliasta

Ram

Cheviot - £30.00 Yaldara, Reafirth
Shetland - £30.00 Norby, Sandness and Niaroo, Gloup; £29.00 Norby, Sandness
Shetland Cheviot - £37.00 Niaroo, Gloup
Texel - £85.00 Timogil,South Punds; £72.00 Seafield, Fetler

Feeding Sheep

Cheviot - £50.00 North Lea, Effirth
Lleyn - £22.00 Breckon, Cullivoe
Shetland - £36.00 Ennisfirth, Sullom
Shetland Cheviot - £11.00 Arandaal, North Nesting
Texel - £35.00 Setter House, Lochend

Rig

Cheviot - £31.00 Heatherbrae, Baltasound
Shetland - £33.00 Ennisfirth, Sullom
Suffolk - £29.00 Skelladale, Brae

Gimmer

Lleyn - £40.00 Ootroo, Cunningsburgh
Shetland - £46.00 Johnsfield, Sellafirth; £44.00 Mountbra, Skeld; £40.00 Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh
Shetland Cheviot - £85.00 Gunnister, Hamar
Texel - £62.00 Greenside, Baltasound


Further information:

Kirsty Halcrow
Shaw Marketing and Design
Tel: 01595 692465
Email: Kirsty.halcrow@shaw-online.com

Or

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