Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in association with Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold a total of 1197 sheep at today’s sale (Friday 21 October 2011).

Commenting on today’s sale, auctioneer Rod Mackenzie said: "All classes of sheep were auctioned off today and the stock increased in value."

Prices received are as follows:

Blackface

Ewe – sold for £37.00 from Smith, Pund, Sandwick

Store lamb – sold to £44.50 from Smith, Pund, Sandwick to average £39.70 for 32 sold

Ram – sold to £38.00 from Smith, Pund, Sandwick to average £29.50 for two sold

Rig – sold for £24.50 from Smith, Pund, Sandwick

Cheviot

Ewe lamb – sold to £53.00 from Johnson, Vinjari, Muckle Roe to average £49.24 for 17 sold

Ewe – sold to £87.00 from Sandison, Houlland, Skellister to average £48.73 for 124 sold

Store lamb – sold to £50.00 from Garrick, Melby, Sandness to average £36.65 for 78 sold

Ram – sold for £180.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe

Feeding sheep – sold to £57.00 from Manson, Hillside, Bressay to average £43.13 for eight sold

Sheep – sold for £23.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe

Half Bred

Ewe lamb – sold for £30.00 from Murray, Isbister, North RoeStore lamb – sold for £30.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe

LleynEwe – sold to £46.00 from Robertson, Solheim, Walls

ShetlandEwe lamb – sold to £39.00 from Manson, 2 Fullaburn, Bressay to average £19.33 for 125 sold

Ewe – sold to £48.00 from Jamieson, Sandyburn, Vidlin to average £27.08 for 385 sold

Store lamb – sold to £62.00 from MacPherson, Eastlea, Fladdabister to average £18.85 for 270 sold

Hoggets – sold to £31.00 from Williamson, Lochside, North Roe to average £28.50 for six sold

Gimmer – sold to £47.00 from Henderson & Manson, Keldabister Farm, Bressay to average £44.80 for five sold

Ram – sold to £60.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe to average £31.25 for four sold

Rig – sold for £35.00 from Johnson, Vinjari, Muckle Roe 

Shetland Cheviot

Ewe lamb – sold to £50.00 from Anderson, New House, Grups to average £37.04 for 12 sold

Ewe – sold to £64.00 from Priest, Reawick Farm, Reawick to average £41.50 for 16 sold

Store lamb – sold to £35.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe to average £22.06 for eight sold

Hoggets – sold for £10.00 from Anderson, New House, Grups

Gimmer – sold to £100.00 from Gaffney, Northhouse, North Ustaness to average £82.91 for 23 sold

Feeding sheep – sold for £14.00 from Sandison, Houlland, Skellister

Suffolk

Ewe – sold to £64.00 from Johnston, Nolcrest, Virkie to average £60.33 for three sold

Store lamb – sold to £67.50 from Duncan, Vatswell, Wadbister to average £54.52 for 34 sold

Feeding sheep – sold for £40.00 from Johnston, Nolcrest, Virkie

Texel

Ewe lamb – sold for £30.00 from Williamson, Lochside, North Roe

Store lamb – sold to £47.00 from Rennie, Serrang, Stromfirth to average £26.74 for 19 sold

Ram – sold to £65.00 from Murray, Isbister, North Roe

The next sale of prime and store lambs in Lerwick will be held on Friday 28 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