News Posted: 11th October 2017

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 345 Weaned Calves, Store Cattle and Cows.

All classes met a very steady trade especially stronger fleshier types which are required for local demand throughout the winter. All things considered such as shipping costs, loss of gut weight and calves being consigned from their holdings that morning all sellers went home well pleased.

The Show was judged by John Eaddie, Hallhill, Kineff and his Champion was a Limousin cross Bullock from Peter Anderson, East Gate, East Burrafirth weighing 352 kgs and selling at £890.

Stot sold to a top price per kilo of 283.6p for a pair of Charolais crosses from K Anderson, North House, Gonfirth and to a top price per head of £1340 also for a Charolais cross from G Williamson, Vailima, Symbister to average 227.7p

Heifer sold to a top price per kilo of 354.2p for a British Blue cross from Messrs Nicholson, Breckon and to a top price per head of £1090 for Simmental crosses from R Odie, Giggleswick, Burravoe to average 214.1p

Leading Prices Per Head Bullocks

Limousin Cross

£1200 & £1190  Vailima, Symbister; £1080 & £1010 Ernahoull, Uyeasound;

Aberdeen Angus Cross

£1220 Colvister, Yell; £1100 £1050 Hoversta, Bressay; £1010 Ernahoull, Uyeasound;

Charolais Cross

£1340 Vailima, Symbister; £1070 La- Morlaye, Selivoe;

Salers Cross

£1170 La – Morlaye, Selivoe;

Shorthorn Cross

£1190 Setter, Bressay;

Simmental Cross

£990 Glenlea, Haroldswick;

Leading Prices Per Head Stot Calves

Limousin Cross

£890 Ernahoull, Uyeasound & East Gate, East Burrafirth; £810 Norgaet, Dale; £775 Serrang, Stromfirth;

Aberdeen Angus Cross

£790 Ernahoull, Uyeasound; £750 Gardens, Culswick & Gaets a Voe, Ollaberry; £720 Urgarth, Baltasound; £715 Breckon, Cullivoe; £685 Hoversta, Bressay;

Beef Shorthorn Cross

£770 Vesquoy, Muness; £660 Heights, Hamar; £640 Dury, North Nesting; £630 Lunna Farm, Vidlin;

Belted Galloway Cross

£500 South Collafirth, Ollaberry;

British Blue Cross

£740 & £700 Breckon, Cullivoe;

Charolais Cross

£890, £880, £855 North House, Gonfirth; £795 & £760 Sandlodge, Sandwick; £745 Vindas, Laxfirth;

Simmental Cross

£690 Sunnybrae, Camb; £650 Hoversta, Uyeasound;

Leading Prices Per Head Heifers

Limousin Cross

£900 Ernahoull, Uyeasound;

Aberdeen Angus Cross

£1080 Hoversta, Bressay; £1020 Urgarth, Baltasound; £990, £950 & £920 Hoversta, Bressay;

British Blue Cross

£960 & £810 Breckon, Cullivoe;

Charolais Cross

£1050 & £1000 Brough, Skeld; £990 La- Morlaye, Selivoe;

Hereford Cross

£900 & £890 Lochend House, Lochend;

Shorthorn Cross

£890 Dawnvale, Haroldswick;

Simmental Cross

£1090 & £1010 Giggleswick, Burravoe;