News Posted: 30th September 2016

LERWICK - Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 1833 Sheep mostly Lambs on Friday 30th September.

The quality of lambs is starting to diminish however good lambs commanded a premium over less well bred types. There were a few correct ewes both Cheviot cross and Shetland and they were keenly sought after making substantially more on the week.

Leading Prices per Head - Lambs

Suffolk Crosses –  £69.50 Vesquoy, Muness; £63.50 Curefield, Sandwick; £62.50 Helia, Aithsetter; £60 Easterleigh, Burravoe & Parkview, Hamnavoe; £59.50 Gunnista, Bressay & Clothister, Sullom; £58.50 Mail Ayre, South Voxter; £58 Hoversta, Uyeasound;

Texel Crosses – £56.50 Hoversta, Uyeasound; £55.50 Ellies Knowe, Saltness; £54.50 Hellia, Aithsetter; £53.80 Cro, Bigton;

Cheviot Crosses - £58 & £55 Curefield, Sandwick; £50 Haggersta, Whiteness; £49 Vesquoy, Muness & Serrang, Stromfirth; £48.50 Hillcrest, Quarff;

Shetland – £37.50 Skellberry, Dunrossness; £31.50 Easterleigh, Burravoe & Gunnister, Hamar; £30.50 Midhouse, Northdale; £26.50 & £24.50 Hamelea, Whiteness; £24.50 Ellies Knowe, Saltness;

Leading Prices per Head – Ewes

Cheviot Crosses - £63 Vesquoy, Muness; £55.50 Skellberry, Dunrossness;

Shetland - £27.50 Skellberry, Dunrossness; £23.50 Vesquoy, Muness & Doonbye, Ollaberry; £20.50 Scarfataing, Roe;