Unst held Britain’s most northerly livestock auction yesterday (Wednesday 14 September) which took place from early morning till evening.

The travelling auction is in full swing at Belmont, Unst Travelling around the crofts of Unst, Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in conjunction with the Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold a total of 3,163 animals.

Generally the quality of the livestock was good and sellers were satisfied with the prices received.

Cheviot

Store Lambs – sold to £40.50 from Jamieson, Gue, Baltasound to average £33.96 for 135 sold.

Cheviot Sheep – sold for £56.00 from Jamieson, 1 Ordale, Baltasound.

Cheviot Rig – sold for £35.00 from Jamieson, Gue, Baltasound.

Cheviot Cross

Store Lambs – sold to £56.50 from Inkster, Ramnagio, Uyeasound to average £41.30 for 28 sold.

Lleyn

Ewe Lambs – sold to £48.00 from Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound to average £42.25 for 50 sold.

Store Lambs – sold to £40.50 from Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyeasound to average £37.87 for 117 sold.

Shetland

Ewe Lambs – sold to £37.00 from Laurenson, Sunnydale, Haroldswick to average £28.86 for 137 sold.

Ewe – sold to £70.00 from Hunter, Ernahoull, Uyseasound to average £32.26 for 133 sold.

Store Lamb – sold to £40.00 from Laurenson, Sunnydale, Haroldswick to average £26.21 for 135 sold.

Shetland Gimmers – sold for £31.00 from Thomson, Clisbo, Haroldswick.Shetland Rams – sold for £26.00 from Laurenson, Sunnydale, Haroldswick.

Suffolk

Store Lamb – sold to £69.00 from Laurenson, Sunnydale, Norwick to average £49.30 for 1180 sold.

Hoggets – sold for £63.00 from Hughson, 4 Ordale, Baltasound.

Rig – sold to £58.00 from Moar Jnr, 2 Millburn, Park, Baltasound to average £57.63 for four sold.

Texel

Ewe Lambs – sold to £41.00 from Spence, Virse, Haroldswick to average £33.73 for 13 sold.

Ewe – sold for £80.00 from Spence, Virse, Haroldswick. 

Store Lambs – sold to £56.50 from Ritch, Wester Brough, Baliasta to average £38.28 for 310 sold.

Gimmers – sold to £170.00 from Thomson, Clisbo, Haroldswick to average £105.50 for 10 sold.

Rigs – sold to £34.00 from Jamieson & Sons, Belmont, Uyeasound to average £30.31 for 13 sold.

Other

Ewe lambs – sold to £65.00 from Spence, Virse, Haroldswick to average £37.44 for 476 sold.

Ewe – sold to £92.00 from Ritch, Wester Brough, Baliasta to average £31.62 for 115 sold.

Store lambs – sold to £59.00 from Spence, Virse, Haroldswick to average £39.51 for 201 sold.

Hoggets – sold for £38.00 from Mouatt, 8 Ordale, Baltasound.

Rams – sold to £90.00 from Stickle, Stove, Burrafirth to average £47.50 for two sold.

Sheep – sold to £44.00 from Jamieson, 1 Ordale, Baltasound to average £41.31 for 49 sold.

Rigs – sold to £38.00 from Mouatt, 8 Ordale, Baltasound to average £21.50 for 10 sold.

There’s a Prime and Store Lamb sale on Friday 23 September,  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