News Posted: 5th April 2017

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 163 Store Cattle at their Annual Spring Show and Sale.

The presale show was generously sponsored by Harbro Ltd, Animal Feed suppliers and was judged

The Champion was a Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Halcrow, Tow, Cunningsburgh and sold at £1100 and at 273p per kilo.

A good quality show of grazing cattle were forward and were easily cleared.

All classes weighed well and the advantages of selling locally were apparent without the inevitable loss of weight from travelling and shipping.

Leading Prices Per Head – Bullocks

Charolais crosses - £1060 & £1000 Bigton Farm, Bigton; £990 Tow, Cunningsburgh

Limousin crosses - £1100 Tow, Cunningsburgh; £1035 Brouster, Bridge of Walls;

Salers crosses - £960 Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick;

Simmental crosses - £940 Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick;

British Blue crosses - £955 Da Knowe, Twatt;

Heifers

Charolais crosses - £915 Erensdale, Cunningsburgh; £910 Tow, Cunningsburgh; £910 & £905 Bigton Farm, Bigton;

Limousin crosses - £880 Brouster, Bridge of Walls & Longaskule, Twatt;

Simmental crosses - £1040 Da Knowe, Twatt;

Leading Prices Per Kilo – Bullocks

Aberdeen Angus crosses – 205p Urgarth, Baltasound;

British Blue crosses – 230.7p Da Knowe, Twatt;

Charolais crosses – 236p Gilbraes Hus, Twatt; 235p Tow, Cunningsburgh; 234.7p Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick; 232.6p Bigton Farm, Bigton

Limousin crosses – 273p 250p 240.2p Tow, Cunningsburgh;  229p Brouster, Bridge of Walls;

Heifers

British Blue crosses – 221.5p & 216.5p Breckon, Cullivoe;

Charolais crosses – 215.5p Tow, Cunningsburgh; 212.8p Gilbraes Hus, Twatt;

Limousin crosses – 213.3p Lower Longaskule, Twatt; 211.7p Ernahoul, Uyeasound;

Store Sheep – Leading Prices Per Head

 Cheviot cross Hoggs to £72.50 Belmont, Uyeasound;

Cheviot cross Ewes to £54.50 Gunnister, Hamar;

In Lamb Cross Ewes - £53, £51, £50 Uyea House, North Roe;

Suffolk Rams - £80 Kerkira, Ollaberry;

Texel cross ewes - £60 Uyea House, North Roe;