LERWICK - Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 3297 breeding Gimmers, Lambs and Ewes at their special sale on Saturday 24th September 2016.

There was a very mixed show of gimmers and ewe lambs and all sold at enhanced prices compared with those which had recently been shipped and sold on the mainland. More quality gimmers and ewe lambs could have been sold to a large audience of local and mainland buyers. Ewes met a tremendous trade, again with limited numbers of quality kinds forward for sale. The mainland buyers were present from Caithness, Ross-shire and Aberdeenshire and all of them went away with their requirements unfulfilled.

Leading Prices – Ewe Lambs.

Beltex x - £59 Barnafield, Ollaberry;

Cheviot x - £71 Gremista Farm, Gremista; £65 Uyea House, North Roe; £62 Aikerness, Evie & Semblister, Bixter; £61 Varhjem, Brae & Whitefield, Symbister; £60 Westerwick, Skeld & Stenvasta, Wester Skeld.

Lleyn x - £57.50 Bretta, Dunrossness; £55 Burnbank, Sandwick.

Shetland - £41 Greenmow, Cunningsburgh; £35 Saltayre, Gletness & Orlie, Laxfirth.

Texel x - £71 Haabuttons, Laxo; £62 Sandlea, Sandwick; £60 Greenmow, Cunningsburgh & Ernahoull, Uyeasound.

Leading Prices – Gimmers

Cheviot x - £95 Whitefield, Symbister; £90 Valayre, Greenmow & South Grinds, Lunna; £88 Serrang, Stromfirth; £87 Seaside Cottage, West Sandwick.

Lleyn x - £81 North House, Papa Stour.

Shetland - £54, £53, £50 Moustoft, Weisdale; £50 Berga, Wester Skeld; £47 Norby, Sandness; £42 Varhjem, Brae.

Texel x - £101 Brindister, Gulberwick; £92 North House, Papa Stour; £88 Seaside Cottage, West Sandwick; £86 Serrang, Stromfirth.

Leading Prices – Ewes

Cheviot x - £60 Serrang, Stromfirth; £58 Vatnahoull, Setter Farm; £57 Gunnister, Hamar; £56 Setter House, Lochend.

Texel x - £69 & £64 North House, Papa Stour; £67 Kerkira, Ollaberry; £60 & £58 Setter House, Lochend; £59 Millingsounds, Brough.

Shetland - £35, £34 Moustoft, Weisdale; £34 Hillhead, Ollaberry; £33 Sneugknowe, Walls; £31 Uyea House, North Roe; £30 Voxter, Brae & Haggersta, Whiteness.

Suffolk x - £64 Learig, Brough.