News Posted: 14th October 2016

LERWICK - Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 2561 sheep of all classes at their sale on Friday 14th October 2016.

An extremely mixed show of sheep was sold at satisfactory rates. Well bred strong Suffolk x, Cheviot x and Texel x lambs maintained the high rates of previous sales. Stronger Shetland lambs with flesh were cleared at rates above the expectations of vendors. Strong Correct ewes were in demand along with correct fresh Shetland Ewes. There were a high proportion of broken mouthed and feeding ewes with leaner and more tired ewes being more difficult to move but nevertheless were cashed and cleared.

Leading Prices - Ewes

Cheviot - £58.50 Doonbye, Ollaberry; £58.50 & £55 Whitefield, Symbister; £55.50 Mailand, Sand; £54.50 Hellia, Aithsetter; £53.50 Uphouse, Cunningsburgh & Setter, Bressay;

Shetland - £19.50 Whinnabrae, Bressay; £17.50 Vesquoy, Muness & Setter, Bressay & Mailand, Sand; £16.50 Ennisfirth, Sullom & Moorfield, Tresta & Sandlodge, Sandwick;

Suffolk x - £51 Maywick, Bigton; £48.50 Houll, Sullom;

Texel x - £56.50 & £47.50 Mailand, Sand; £44.50 Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick; £42.50 Burnbank, Sandwick;

Leading Prices - Lambs

Cheviot - £56.50 Hjem, Voe; £54.50 Uradell, Eshaness; £54 Garth, Sandness; £52.50 Kerkira, Ollaberry; £51.50 Reawick Farm, Reawick; £50.50 Ennisfirth, Sullom & New Grunnasound, Bridge End;

Lleyn x - £48.50 Burnbank, Sandwick; £43.50 Boanyview, Voe;

Shetland Ewe Lambs - £20 Mires, Sandness; £19 No 2 Fullaburn, Bressay;

Shetland Wether Lambs - £19.50 Voxter, Cunningsburgh; £15.50 No 2 Fullaburn, Bressay; £15 Whinnabrae, Bressay;

Shetland Ram Lambs - £24.50 Ennisfirth, Sullom; £22 Newhouse, Voe;

Suffolk x £63.50 & £58.50 New House, Grups; £58.50 Clothister, Sullom & Haygreen, Cunningsburgh & Hamister, Symbister; £58 Houll, Sullom;

Texel x - £63 & £58 Millingsounds, Brough; £58.50 New House, Grups & Burnbroo, Vadsgarth; £57.50 Springvale, Symbister; £56.50 Kerkira, Ollaberry;