News Posted: 1st September 2017

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen and Northern held their first sale of the season. There was a Show of lambs which was jointly sponsored by Brae Building Centre and Rumenco Animal Health Ltd.

Top draw lambs were scarce and sold well. All other grades of lambs were sought after and some buyers’ orders were unfulfilled as a result. All classes of ewes met a very keen demand.

A small number of cattle were also sold and were short of local requirements.

Leading Prices Lambs

Suffolk Crosses

£79, £65.50 Setter, Fair Isle; £64 Upper Stoneybrake, Fair Isle; £63.50 Quoys, Sandsound; £62 Norvista, Symbister & Newhouse, Grups; £61.50 Midhouse, Northdale;

Texel Crosses

£75 Verdahill, Twatt; £70 Skerryholm, Fair Isle & Learig, Brough; £62.50 Setter, Fair Isle; £62 Upper Stoneybrake, Fair Isle;

Cheviot Crosses

£58 New House, Grups & Ellies Knowe, Saltness;

Leading Prices Ewes

Texel

£85 Millingsounds, Brough;£69 Vallendale, Cauldhame; £65 Whitefield, Symbister; £64 Learig, Brough; £60 Verdahill, Twatt;

Lleyn

£62 & £61 Sandlea, Sandwick

Cheviot Crosses

£48.50 Hoversta, Uyeasound; £48 & £45 No 8 Veensgarth, Tingwall;

Cattle

Hereford Bull sold at £1200 from Lochend House, Lochend

Charolais Bullocks to £1340 & £1205 from Vailima, Symbister