Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in association with Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold a total of 2,336 sheep at today’s sale (Friday, 14 October 2011).

Commenting on the sale Auctioneer, Rod Mackenzie said: “All classes of sheep were auctioned off today and the usual selection of stock met an average trade.”

Prices received were as follows:

Cheviot

  • Ewe lamb – sold to £56.50 from Anderson, Pamoula, Symbister to average £48.50 for 64 sold
  • Ewe – sold to £72.00 from Graham, Gremista Farm, Gremista to average £44.53 for 245 sold
  • Store lamb – sold to £55.50 from Brown, 13 Wirliegert, Aith to average £35.51 for 286 sold 
  • Gimmer – sold to £60.00 from Robertson, Easterleigh, Burravoe to average £58.56 for nine sold.
  • Ram – sold for £20.00 from Smith, 8 Veensgarth, Tingwall
  • Feeding sheep – sold to £68.00 from Graham, Gremista Farm, Gremista to average £31.86 for seven sold.
  • Rig – sold to £28.50 from Brown, 12 Sunnyside, Mid Yell to average £27.50 for four sold  

Cheviot Cross

  • Store lamb – sold to £38.00 from Simpson, Norbister, Burra to average £34.73 for 15 sold
  • Rig – sold for £38.00 from Simpson, Norbister, Burra

Llyen

  • Ewe lamb – sold to £55.00 from Deyell, Grindischool Bressay to average £44.39 for 18 sold
  • Ewe – sold to £68.00 from Mouat, Skellister, South Nesting to average £47.84 for 48 sold
  • Store lamb – sold to £52.00 from Deyell, Grindischool, Bixter to average £36.40 for 57 sold 
  • Gimmer – sold to £70.00 from Henderson, 8 Glebe Park, Bressay to average £60.73 for 11 sold
  • Feeding sheep – sold to £59.00 from Munro, Sandlea, Sandwick to average £46.39 for 13 soldRig – sold for £32.00 from Nicolson Brothers, Brindister, Gulberwick

Shetland

  • Ewe lamb – sold to £40.00 from Gray, Westerwick, Skeld to average £23.34 for 198 sold 
  • Ewe – sold to £46.00 from Nicolson Brothers, Brindister, Gulberwick to average £17.72 for 358 sold
  • Store lamb – sold to £40.00 from Anderson, Stenness, Eshaness to average £21.40 for 605 sold
  • Hoggets – sold to £40.00 from Priest, Sandale, Haroldswick to average £27.67 for nine sold
  • Gimmer – sold to £46.00 from Tulloch, Grindischool, Bressay to average £41.39 for 23 soldRam – sold to £40.00 from Nicolson Brothers, Brindister, Gulberwick to average at £22.38 for eight sold 
  • Feeding sheep – sold for £19.00 from Nicolson Brothers, Brindister, GulberwickRig – sold for £30.00 from Stout, 1 Braefield, Lerwick to average £26.23 for 11 sold

Shetland Cheviot

  • Ewe – sold to £45.00 from Robertson, Pundshoull, North Roe to average £34.71 for sold 14
  • Store lamb – sold to £37.50 from Robertson, Easterleigh, Burravoe to average £26.72 for 29 sold
  • Feeding sheep – sold to £35.00 from Nicolson Brothers, Brindister, Gulberwick to average £30.75 for four sold

Suffolk

  • Store lamb – sold to £68.00 from Gilfillan, Kurkigarth, Weisdale to average £54.33 for 190 sold 
  • Hoggets – sold to £29.00 from Priest, Sandalbrae, Baltasound to average £25.00 for two sold
  • Ram – sold to £120.00 from Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick to average £110.00 for two sold
  • Rig – sold to £48.00 from Sandison, Timna, Heylor to average £44.50 for two sold

Texel

  • Ewe lamb – sold to £56.00 from Robertson, West Houlland, Bridge of Walls to average £51.30 for 23 sold
  • Ewe – sold to £55.00 from Robertson, Easterleigh, Burravoe to average £25.83 for 12 sold
  • Store lambs – sold to £67.00 from Gilfillan, Kurkigarth, Weisdale to average £42.50 for 52 sold.
  • Hoggets – sold for £37.00 from Priest, Sandalbrae, Baltasound
  • Gimmer – sold for £47.00 from Spence, Virse, Haroldswick to average £45.08 for five sold
  • Ram – sold for £60.00 from Spence, Virse, HaroldswickFeeding sheep – sold to £68.00 from Nicolson Brothers, Brindister, Gulberwick to average £63.67 for three sold.

The next sale sheep sale in Lerwick will be held on Friday 21 October. If you are interested in selling livestock at this event please contact Hazel Mackenzie on 01595 696300 or email hazel@tasteshetland.com.

Further information:

Rod MacKenzie
Auctioneer
Aberdeen and Northern Marts
Tel: 01595 696300
Mob: 07704 329973
Email: blackisleshow@btconnect.com