News Posted: 15th October 2016

LERWICK - Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 2252 sheep of all classes at their sale on Saturday 15th 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 yesterday. Again stronger Shetland lambs with flesh were cleared at rates above the expectations of vendors. Strong Correct ewes again were in demand. The correct Shetland ewes were in more demand on the day and were dearer. 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 - £67.50 Brindister, Gulberwick; £57.50 No 8 Glebe Park, Bressay; £55.50 Dury, North Nesting; £54.50 Midhouse, Northdale; £52.50 Vatster, Bigton;

Lleyn x - £56 & £50 Brindister, Gulberwick;

Shetland - £32 Clingera, Baltasound; £31.50 & £31 Laranda, Papil; £25.50 Uyea House, North Roe;

Suffolk x - £75.50 South Punds, Levenwick;

Texel x - £58.50 South Punds, Levenwick; £47.50 Mouse Cottage, Leebitton;

Leading Prices - Lambs

Cheviot Ewe Lambs - £70 Uyea House, North Roe; £53.50 Clingera, Baltasound

Cheviot Wdr Lambs - £52.50 No 2 Old Schoolhouse, Boddam & Torlea, Reawick; £51.50 Clingera, Baltasound;

Lleyn x - £49.50 Troswick, Dunrossness;

Shetland Wether Lambs - £20.50 Trouligarth, Walls; £16.50 Easterleigh, Burravoe; £13.50 Elizville, Brake;

Suffolk x £60 Gue, Balatasound; £58.50 Mousa Cottage, Leebitton & Almark, Symbister; £56.50 Freefield, Bridge End; £55.50 & £53.50 Vatster, Bigton;

Texel x - £58.50 South Punds, Levenwick; £53.50 Blett, Cunningsburgh;

Leading Prices - Gimmers

Cheviot - £87 Roadside, Hamnavoe; £65 Brindister, Gulberwick;

Lleyn x - £51.50 Murrion, Eshaness; £49 Brindister, Gulberwick;

Shetland - £38 Brindister, Gulberwick; £32.50 Dury, North Nesting; £28 Garth, Mossbank;

Texel x - £70 Brindister, Gulberwick; £68 Garth, Skellister; £59.50 South Punds, Levenwick;