News Posted: 9th September 2017

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts had 1008 lambs at their sale on Saturday 9th September.

All classes especially good well drawn Suffolk cross and Texel cross lambs were marginally dearer than the previous day’s sale. All numbers were short of requirements and more could have been sold to advantage again with minimal haulage costs and no shipping & freight costs to vendors. These costs are estimated at £3.50 per lamb.

Leading Prices – Lambs

Suffolk x - £68 Burnbank, Sandwick; £62.80 Tremayne, Bridge End; £62 Solnabrake, Weathersta; £61.50 Bayview, Bridge End; £61.20 & £60.50 No 8 Glebe Park, Bressay; £61 New Grunnasound, Bridge End; Ellishadder, White Knowe & Brettadal, Brae; £60 Bayview, Bridge End;

Texel x - £59.80 & £56.80 Skerryholm, Fair Isle; £58.50 Setter Fair Isle; £54.20 Gardens, Hamnavoe & Upper Stoneybrake, Fair Isle; £53 North House, Papa Stour;

Lleynx - £59.80 & £56.20 Burnbank, Sandwick;

Cheviot - £52 Orlie, Laxfirth;

Shetland - £23 Lower Hollygarth, East Yell; £20 Anchorlea, Cunningsburgh;