News Posted: 11th September 2013

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 2793 lambs and ewes at their Annual on farm sales on the island of Unst, the most northerly livestock auction sale in Britain.

All classes met a very steady demand and were generally not shown in as good bloom as previous years due to the poor summer weather.

Leading Prices – Store Lambs

Suffolk x
£69 & £65 No 2 Millburn Park, Baltasound; £59.50  Vesquoy, Muness; £58.20 Gunnister, Uyeasound; £56.20 Rockfield, Uyeasound;

Texel x
 £69 & £66 Virse, Haroldswick; 

Cheviot x
£53 Sunnydale, Haroldswick; £50 Ramnagoe, Uyeasound;

Shetland
£25.50 Muness, Uyeasound; £23.50 Gunnister, Uyeasound & No 1 Ordale, Baltasound.

Leading Prices – Ewe Lambs

Cheviot x
£49 Clingera, Baltasound;

Texel x
£70 Wester Brough, Baliasta;

Shetland
£46, £40.50 & £39 Gatesgirt, Baliasta;

Leading Prices – Ewes

Cheviot
£48 No 2 Millburn Park, Baltasound; £43.50 Vesquoy, Muness;

Shetland
£30 Sunnydale, Haroldswick; £26 Gatesgirt, Baliasta; £24.50 Belmont, Uyeasound.

Texel
£85 & £65 Virse, Haroldswick;