Shetland Livestock Marketing Group Ltd in conjunction with Aberdeen and Northern Marts held their first sale day of 2012 on Saturday 28 January, which saw a good turnout from sellers. The quality of stock was high with all classes of livestock selling well and good prices were received across the board. A total of 311 sheep and six cattle were sold.
Following the livestock sale a second auction was held selling off used material, equipment and machinery which attracted interest from people throughout Shetland with almost every item sold.
Top prices for cattle were as follows:
Charolais Cross – two sold to £950.00 from Scollay, Tirvister, Ollaberry (weight 526kg)
Shorthorn Cross – one sold for £350.00 from Sandison, Garth, South Nesting (weight 231kg)
Hereford Cross – one sold for £675.00 from Cromarty, Lochend House, Lochend (weight 603kg)
Simmental Cross – two sold to £1,055.00 from Scollay, Tirvister, Ollaberry (weight 752kg)
Top prices for sheep were as follows:
Cheviot – (49) sold to £77.00 from Ramsay, South Collafirth, Ollaberry
Shetland – (19) sold to £32.00 from Moffat Pinegrove, Aith
Shetland – (one) sold for £48.00 from Work, Anchorlea, Cunningsburgh
Texel – (three) sold to £54.00 from Ritchie St Rognvalds, Fetlar
Cheviot – (six) sold to £80.00 from Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh
Shetland – (77) sold to £51.00 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry
Suffolk – (22) sold to £84.50 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry
Texel – (13) sold to £74.00 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry
Shetland – (two) sold to £45.00 from Halcrow, Tow Cunningsburgh
Suffolk – (one) sold for £50.00 from Thomson, Urgarth, Baltasound
Beltex – (one) sold for £61.00 from Dodge, Aith, Cunningsburgh
Blackface – (one) sold for £72.00 from Sandison, Klettnahoull, Garth
Charollais – (one) sold for £88.00 from Robertson, Swarthoull, Skeld
Cheviot – (24) sold to £101.00 from Pearson, Saltayre, Gletness
Lleyn – (three) sold to £82.00 from Nicholson, Breckon, Cullivoe
Shetland – (55) sold to £47.00 from Thomson, Swona, Crookatain
Suffolk – (20) sold to £121.00 from Tulloch, Garths Of Ham, Bressay
Texel – (eight) sold to £97.00 from Sandison, Houlland, Skellister
Zwartbles – (one) sold for £75.00 from Robertson, Swarthoull, Skeld
Cheviot – (one) sold for £52.50 from Deyell, Grindischool, Bressay
Shetland – (three) sold to £38.00 from Duncan, Ennisfirth, Sullom
The next cattle and sheep auction is expected to be held on Wednesday 29 February however this date is still to be confirmed, keep an eye on local press for updates. Please also note there will be a demand for scanned ewes at this sale.
If you are interested in selling livestock at this event please contact Hazel Mackenzie on 01595 696300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.