News Posted: 4th April 2012

Quality stock and high prices were received at Shetland Livestock Marketing Group’s annual spring show and cattle and sheep sale which was held today (Wednesday, 4 April 2012) at the Lerwick Marts.

Commercial buyer, Mr Tom Gray from Mintlaw was invited to Shetland to judge the show and he declared a Charolais Cross (Steer) from David Leslie, Niaroo, Gott as the overall champion which weighed 435kg and sold for £1,150. Commenting on the event Mr Gray said: “I was very impressed with the overall standard on show today - it’s a pity there weren’t more cattle entered as I would have been interested in buying more.”

The prizes awarded for Steers and Heifers were as follows:

  • Steers Category: first prize was awarded to David Leslie, Niaroo, Gott and second and third prize went to J&A Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick. 
  • Heifer Category: first, second and third prize all went to J&A Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with the Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold a total of 168 sheep and 151 cattle at the event. Auctioneer, Rod Mackenzie said: “All classes sold at extremely high rates which we have never experienced here before.”

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group would like to thank Harbro who sponsored the event.

The quality of cattle was high and the prices received were as follows:

Steers averaged 226.6p per kilo, with an average price per head of £944.53
Heifers averaged 213.5p per kilo, with an average price per head of £802.73


Leading prices per kilo:

Steer

  • Aberdeen Angus – 213.4p Nicolson, Haygreen, Cunningsburgh
  • Beef Shorthorn Cross – 208.2p Odie Giggleswick, Burravoe
  • British Blue Cross – 220.3p Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound
  • Charolais Cross – 264.4p Leslie & Sons, Niaroo, Gott
  • Limousin Cross – 243.0p Budge, Bigton Farm, Bigton
  • Salers Cross – 220.3p Budge, Bigton Farm, Bigton
  • Shorthorn Cross – 227.8p Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick
  • Simmental Cross – 248.4p Garrick, Norville, Norby

Heifer

  • Aberdeen Angus – 212.5p Nicolson, Haygreen, Cunningsburgh
  • Aberdeen Angus Cross – 212.5p Nicolson, Haygreen, Cunningsburgh
  • Beef Shorthorn Cross – 205.2p Anderson, New House, Grups
  • British Blue Cross – 220.1p Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound
  • Charolais Cross – 236.8p Ridland, Lingarth, Dunrossness
  • Limousin Cross – 211.9p Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound
  • Salers Cross – 193.8p Leask, Arandaal, North Nesting
  • Simmental Cross – 198.4p Nicolson Ltd, Findlins Farm, Hillswick


Leading price per head:

Steer

  • Aberdeen Angus – £845 Nicolson, Haygreen, Cunningsburgh; £660 Deyell, Grindischool, Bressay
  • Beef Shorthorn Cross – £1,110 and £910 Odie, Giggleswick, Burravoe
  • British Blue Cross – £630 Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound
  • Charolais Cross – £1,150 Leslie & Sons, Niaroo, Gott and Garrick, Norville, Norby
  • Limousin Cross – £960 Budge, Bigton Farm; £940 Leslie & Sons, Niaroo, Gott
  • Salers Cross – £965 Budge, Bigton Farm
  • Shorthorn Cross – £1,000 and £990 Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick
  • Simmental Cross – £1,170 Budge, Bigton Farm; £1,150 Garrick, Norville, Norby

Heifer

  • Aberdeen Angus – £750 Nicolson, Haygreen, Cunningsburgh
  • Aberdeen Angus Cross – £750 Nicolson, Haygreen, Cunningsburgh
  • Beef Shorthorn Cross – £980 Anderson, New House, Grups
  • British Blue Cross – £645 Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound
  • Charolais Cross – £1,010 and £1,000 Sinclair, Sandlodge Farm, Sandwick
  • Limousin Cross – £720 Nicolson, Gilbraes, Twatt
  • Salers Cross – £655 Leask, Arandaal, North Nesting
  • Simmental Cross – £760 Nicolson Ltd, Findlins Farm, Hillswick

Bulling Heifer

  • Salers Cross - £880 Coutts, Toft, Funzie

Feeding Cow

  • Aberdeen Angus Cross - £400 Deyell, Grindischool, Bressay


The leading prices for sheep were as follows:

Cheviot

  • Ewe Lamb - sold for £71 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry
  • Ewe – sold to £87 from Hepburn, Mousa Cottage, Leebitton to average £67.50 for four sold
  • Store Lamb – sold to £61 from Anderson, Doonbye, Ollaberry to average £44.50 for two sold
  • Ram – sold to £92 from Anderson, North House, Gonfirth to average £81.75 for four sold

Shetland

  • Ewe Lamb – sold to £25 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry to average £19.18 for three sold
  • Ewe – sold to £11 from Jacobson La-Morlaye, Selivoe to average £21.47 for 36 sold
  • Store Lamb – sold to £42 from Sandison, Timna, Heylor to average £32 for three sold
  • Hogget – sold for £32 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry to average £23 for seven sold
  • Ram – sold to £40 from Anderson, East Gate, East Burrafirth to average

Suffolk

  • Store Lamb – sold to £86 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry to average £60.01 for 23 sold
  • Ram – sold to £90 from Jacobson La-Morlaye, Selivoe to average £78.67 for three sold

Texel

  • Ewe Lamb – sold to £49 from Jacobson La-Morlaye, Selivoe to average £38.40 for five sold
  • Ewe – sold for £68 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry
  • Store Lamb – sold for £80 from Williamson, Kerkira, Ollaberry

Texel Cross

  • Store Lamb – sold for £50 from Mainland, Brake, Quendale

 

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