News Posted: 12th September 2012

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 3301 lambs and ewes at their annual on-farm sales on the island of Unst, the most northerly livestock auction sale in the UK.

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

£70 Vesquoy, Muness; £60.20 Sunnydale, Norwick; £59.20 Rockfield, Uyeasound; £59 Marangu, Baltasound; £58 Gunnister, Ernahoull & Rocklea Uyeasound; £57.80 No 2 Millburn Park, Baltasound;

Texel x

£58.80 & £57 Virse, Haroldswick; £57.50 Gue, Baltasound; £55 Wester Brough, Baliasta;

Cheviot x

£50 Belmont, Uyeasound; £49 Muness, Uyeasound & Sunnydale, Haroldswick;

Shetland

£26 Dunban, Haroldswick; £25 Toft, Muness & Allynlea, Haroldswick; £24 Ramnageo, Uyeasound;

Leading Prices – Ewe Lambs

Lleyn x

£50 Ernahoull, Uyeasound.

Cheviot x

£49 Muness, Uyeasound.

Texel x

£54 & £53.50 Wester Brough, Baliasta;

Shetland

£30.50 Sunnydale, Norwick; £30 Gue, Baltasound.

Leading Prices – Ewes

Cheviot

£80 Muness, Uyeasound; £60 Marangu, Baltasound; £57 No 2 Millburn Park, Baltasound; £55 Ernahoull, Uyeasound; £54 Belmont, Uyeasound.

Shetland

£39 Ungersta, Haroldswick; £33 Gunnister, Uyeasound & Dunban, Haroldswick.

Texel x

£90 Virse, Haroldswick.