News Posted: 28th January 2017
LERWICK - Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 6 breeding cattle and 278 store sheep at their special January sale.
All classes met a demand in excess of sellers’ expectations.
In calf heifers sold to £1400 & £1200 for Simmental crosses from Da Knowe, Twatt.
In calf cows sold to £790 for a Hereford cross from Selivoe, Bridge of Walls and £660 for a Shorthorn cross from Lower Flugarth, Vidlin.
Cast rams to £81 for Suffolk crosses from Setter House, Lochend.
Other leading prices – Suffolkx - £65 Heights, Hamar; £60 Brough, Bressay; £51 Pundshoull, North Roe;
Texelx - £51 Brough, Skeld; £50 Swona, Crookataing, Setter House, Lochend & Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh;
Cheviotx - £60 Hoopless, North Roe, £50 Heights, Hamar; £48 Gunnister, Hamar; £42 & £40 Houll, Sullom;
Lleynx £52 Burnbank, sandwick; £50 Hoopless, North Roe;
Shetland £40 Setter House, Lochend; £26 Swona, Crookataing;
Store lambs sold to £74 for Suffolk crosses from Hoopless, North Roe.
Other leading prices – Suffolkx - £60vFreefield, Bridge End; £47 Breckon, Cullivoe;
Cheviotx £53 Setter House, Lochend; £47 Houll, Sullom; Texelx £48