Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts had 2416 lambs on Saturday 8th September at the opening sale of the season.

The Show was sponsored by BOCM Pauls and awards were as follows:

Prime Lambs

1st – J&A Sinclair, Sandlodge, Sandwick – 47kgs £75

2nd – M Georgeson, Mailand, Sand – 52kgs £76.50

3rd – D Anderson, Newhouse, Grupps – 44kgs - £69.00

4th – G Williamson, Setter, Bressay £65.20

Store Lambs

1st – M Georgeson - £71.50

2nd – G Morrison, Haggersta, Whiteness £67.00

3rd – J&A Sinclair - £64.00

4th – Mrs I Jamieson, New Grunnasound, £61.50

All classes met an exceptionally keen demand and sold at prices in the region of £2.50 per head more than the corresponding sale of last year.

Leading Prices Per Head (out with the prize list):

Suffolkx - £69.80 Brough, Bressay; £69 New House, Grupps & Setter, Bressay; £67 Haggersta, Whiteness;
Texelx - £73 New House, Grupps; £70 Mousa Cottage, Leebitton; £65.20 Skerryholm, Fair Isle; £63 Ellie Knowe, Saltness;
Cheviot - £65 Utra, Fair Isle; £61 Uphouse, Weathersta; £59 Bretta, Dunrossness; £57 Kenaby, Fair Isle.
Shetland - £43 Gunnister, Hamar; £41.50 North Kingland, Ollaberry; £37.50 Quoys, Sandsound; £33.50 & £33 Aestdaeks, Setter