News Posted: 16th October 2013

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts held their Annual Show and Sale of Cattle and Weaned Calves when 260 were presented.

The Show was sponsored by Lerwick Port Authority and judged by Brian Anderson, Seafield.

The Champion was a Limousin cross bullock from I Jeromson, Vindas, Laxfirth weighing 354 Kgs and selling at £1120 to the judge.

The Reserve Champion was a AAx Heifer from G Hunter, Hoversta, Bressay weighing Kgs and selling at £1350.

A mixed Show for quality sold at extreme rates and more could have been sold to both local and mainland buyers.

Stot Calves averaged 300.2p per kilo to a top of 372.4p for Charolais crosses from H Christie, Lower Flugarth and to £960 per head from I. Jeromson, Vindas, Laxfirth.

Heifer Calves averaged 285.1p per kilo to a top of 352.6p for Shorthorn crosses from W A Ratter, Gaets A Voe, Ollaberry and to £860 for Charolais crosses from Vindas, Laxfirth.

Store Bullocks averaged 236p per kilo to a top of 248.4p for Charolais cross from D Anderson, New House, Grups and to £1480 for an AAx from G Hunter, Hoversta, Bressay.

Store Heifers averaged 222.2p per kilo to a top of 230.4p for AAx from G Hunter, Hoversta, Bressay and to £1390 for an AAx from N. Williamson, Setter, Bressay.

Other leading Prices per kilo – Stot Calves

Charx – 347.1p Breckon, Cullivoe; 329.6p Vindas, Laxfirth; 324.9p Meadowbank, Weathersta;

Limx –323.4p Urgarth, Baltasound; 310.2p Vindas, Laxfirth; 307.1p Serrang, Stromfirth;

Simx – 301.9p Mailand, Baltasound;

SHx – 282.4p Garth, South Nesting; 260.7p Gaets A Voe, Ollaberry;

British Bluex – 292.9p Ernahoull, Uyeasound;

Other leading Prices per kilo – Heifer Calves

Charx – 304.9p Meadowbank. Weathersta; 296.3p Vindas, Laxfirth; 295p Lower Flugarth, Tingwall;

Limx – 281.5p Serrang, Stromfirth; 273.4p Vindas, Laxfirth;

SHx – 349.1p 331.6p 329p Gaets A Voe, Ollaberry; 291.2p Garth, South Nesting;

The above prices per kilo represent cattle sold “full weight” and with no freight costs to the mainland. Between 25p per kilo and 35p per kilo extra when shipped would need to be achieved to equal these prices.

Other Leading Prices Per Head – Store Bullocks

Charx - £1340 Berga, Wester Skeld; £1200 New House, Grups; £1190 Vailima, Symbister;

Limx - £1300 New House, Grups; £1190 Vailima, Symbister;

SHx - £1400 Watsness, Walls;  £1120 Sandlodge, Sandwick;

AAx - £1350 £1320 Hoversta, Bressay; £1250 Setter, Bressay;

Store Heifers

Charx - £1120 Sandlodge, Sandwick;

AAx - £1350 & £1320 Hoversta, Bressay; £1250 Setter, Bressay;

In Calf Heifers - £1700; £1500; £1400 Sumburgh Farm, Virkie;

Dispersal of Cows served to calf March to Char Bull from Barnafield, Ollaberry - £1800; £1700; £1600; £1300; £1120; £1050;