Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in association with Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold a total of 330 sheep and 41 cattle at today’s livestock auction (Wednesday 29 February 2012).

Commenting on the event Auctioneer Rod Mackenzie said: “Both cattle and sheep sold well at today’s sale with prices on a par with that received on the mainland.”

The leading prices for cattle were as follows:

Leading prices per head:

Steers

Beef Shorthorn – £1,360.00 to Budge, Bigton Farm

Beef Shorthorn Cross – £1,310.10 to Budge, Bigton Farm

British Blue Cross – £660.04 to Hunter, Ernahoull Uyeasound

Charolais Cross – £1,099.80 to Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh

Limousin Cross – £1,110.17 to Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh

Salers Cross – £1,019.82 to Budge, Bigton Farm

Heifers

British Blue Cross – £680.08 to Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound

Charolais Cross – £865.00 to Scollay, Tirvister, Ollaberry

Limousin Cross – £634.94 to Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound

Feeding Cows

Aberdeen Angus Cross – £890.00 to Leslie Scholland, Virkie

Galloway – £730.00 to Duncan, Hillhead, Ollaberry

Shorthorn Cross – £720.00 to Murray, Isbister, North Roe


Leading prices per kilo:

Steers

Beef Shorthorn – 194.6p from Budge, Bigton Farm

Beef Shorthorn Cross – 198.8p from Budge, Bigton Farm

British Blue Cross – 214.3p from Hunter, Ernahoull Uyeasound

Charolais Cross – 235p from Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh

Limousin Cross – 228.9p from Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh

Salers Cross – 221.7p from Budge, Bigton Farm

Heifers

British Blue Cross – 209.9p from Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound

Charolais Cross – 209p from Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh

Limousin Cross – 197.8p from Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound

Feeding Cows

Aberdeen Angus Cross – 136.7p to Leslie Scholland, Virkie

Galloway – 130.2p to Duncan, Hillhead, Ollaberry

Shorthorn Cross – 129.7p to Murray, Isbister, North Roe

 

The leading prices for sheep were as follows:

Ewe lambs

Cheviot – (5) sold to £40.00 from Jack, Whistlebere, Sandness

Shetland – (2) sold to £44.00 from Ramsay, South Colafirth, Ollaberry

Ewes

Cheviot – (33) sold to £62.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe

Shetland – (29) sold to £46.00 from Leslie, Scholland, Virkie

Texel – (1) sold to £86.00 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry

Store lambs

Cheviot – (9) sold to £55.00 from Ramsay, South Collafirth, Ollaberry

Lleyn – (58) sold to £81.50 from Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick

Shetland – (66) sold to £50.00 from Jack, Whistlebere, Sandness

Suffolk – (106) sold to £90.00 from Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick

Texel – (9) sold to £77.00 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry

Gimmers

Cheviot – (1) sold to £56.00 from Rennie, Serrang, Stromfirth

Rams

Cheviot – (5) sold to £60.00 from Robertson, Easterleigh, Burravoe

Shetland – (4) sold to £33.00 from Simmons, Garth, Sandness

Suffolk – (2) sold to £70.00 from Leslie, Scholland, Virkie

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