News Posted: 14th April 2014

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 166 cattle and 125 sheep at the Spring Show and Sale.

Prior to the Harbro sponsored sale judge Tom Gray, South Craighead, Ardallie, Mintlaw made the following awards;

  • Bullock 1st & 2nd – Messrs J & A Sinclair, Sandlodge, Sandwick
  • Heifer 1st – Messrs Sinclair
  • Heifer 2nd – Meesrs Lesslie, Niaroo, Gott.
  • Champion & Reserve – Messrs Sinclair, Sandlodge.

Cattle met an excellent demand and were generally heavier and fleshier than previous years.

Sheep were a very mixed selection and sold well.

Bullocks sold to a top price of £1200 per head and and a top price per kilo of 263.9p for Charolais crosses from Messrs Budge, Bigton Farm, Bigton. Average for Bullocks 235.1p

Heifers sold to a top price of £960 per head from J Irvine, Sumburgh Farm, Virkie and H Moar, Brouster, Bridge of Walls and to 254p per kilo for Simmental crosses from H Moar, Brouster, Bridge of Walls. Average for Heifers was 218.5p

Bullocks - Leading Prices Per Head

Aberdeen Angus Cross - £850 Gremista Farm, Gremista; £740 Grindischool, Bressay; £720 Urgath, Uyeasound;

Beef Shorthorn Cross - £920 Gremista Farm; Haygreen, Cunninsburgh;

Charolais Cross - £1160 Bigton farm; £1120 Sandlodge, Sandwick; £1060 Tow, Cunningsburgh;

Limousin Cross - £1040 Brouster, Bridge of Walls; £1000 Niaroo, Gott; £960 Lower Longaskule, Twatt;

Simmental Cross - £1050 & £1040 Sandlodge; £1040 Brouster; £970 Sumburgh Farm, Virkie;

Salers Cross - £920 Gremista Farm;

Heifers – Leading Prices Per Head

Charolais Cross - £930 Sandlodge Farm; £910 Bigton Farm;

Limousin Cross - £860 Everland, Fetlar; £790 Lower Longaskule, Twatt;

Simmental Cross - £960 Sumburgh Farm & Brouster;

Bullocks – Leading Prices Per Kilo

Aberdeen Angus Cross – 216.2 Urgarth, Uyeasound;

Charolais Cross – 261.1 Tow, Cunningsburgh; 257.8 Bigton Farm; 254 Sandlodge Farm;

Limousin Cross – 253 Brouster, Bridge of Walls; 240 Niaroo, Gott; 227.1 Lower Longaskule, Twatt;

Simmental Cross – 253 Brouster, Bridge of Walls; 236.4 Sandlodge, Sandwick; 229.4 Sumburgh Farm;

Heifers – Leading Prices Per Kilo

Charolais Cross – 245.8 Haygreen, Cunningsburgh; 234.6 Niaroo, Gott; 228.9 Tow, Cunningsburgh; 228.6 Bigton Farm; 226.9 Tirvister, Ollaberry; 224.1 Sandlodge Farm;

Limousin Cross – 207.3 Lower Longaskule, Twatt;

Simmental Cross – 254 Brouster, Bridge of Walls; 227.5 Sumburgh Farm;