26th May 2018
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Good demand at flock book sale

Pictured at the Shetland Flock Book sale are (from left): reserve champion John Manson, first champion overall Brian Thompson and moorit champion Neil Doull. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Pictured at the Shetland Flock Book sale are (from left): reserve champion John Manson, first champion overall Brian Thompson and moorit champion Neil Doull. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts, sold 95 Shetland rams at the flock book sale on Saturday.

The quality and demand was excellent, a spokesman said, with a near total clearance of rams.

Shearlings (two-shear and older): £2,000 Moustoft, Weisdale; £900 Kurkigarth, Weisdale; £800 Doonbye, Ollaberry; £750 Islesburgh, Sullom; £620 Aikerness, Evie; £580 South Collafirth, Ollaberry; £520 Gremista Farm, Gremista; £480 Swarthoull, Skeld; £400 Swinister, Ollaberry.

Ram lambs: £520, £500 & £400 Moustoft, Weisdale; £280 Haggersta, Whiteness; £250 Vementry, Aith; £240 Swarthoull, Wester Skeld; £200 Virse, Haroldswick.

Also on Saturday, Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, again in conjunction with Aberdeen & Northern Marts, sold 12 head of pure Shetland cattle at the inaugural “i-bidder” sale.

It was a busy time for the auctioneer at this year's Shetland Flock Book sale as it was also conducted online via ibidder. Photo: Dave Donaldson

It was a busy time for the auctioneer at this year’s Shetland Flock Book sale as it was also conducted online via ibidder. Photo: Dave Donaldson

A total clearance was effected and more could have been sold, the spokesman said.

Cow with heifer calf at foot: £1,000.

Heifer calves: £500 Doonbye, Ollaberry; £400 Islesburgh, Sullom.

Yearling heifers: £740 Doonbye, Ollaberry; £620 Westerloch, Burravoe.

Two-year-old heifers: £600 Uradale, East Voe.

In-calf heifers: £840 South Collafirth, Ollaberry.

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