The catalogue has been published for the last livestock sale of the season, due to take place tomorrow (Thursday October 17th) at the Steinish Mart.

Lewis and Harris Auction Marts are expecting 1,618 sheep of all classes to go under the hammer from 9.30am, including rams not sold at the previous sale last week.

Auctioneers from Dingwall and Highland Marts conducted two sales last week in Steinish. On Monday October 7th 196 rams sold to £450 gross for the reserve champion, a shearling Blackface from 5 Borrosdale, Leverburgh.

The following day saw the only cattle sale of this season, with judge Mr B Duffton awarding the following prizes:
Overall Champion and first prize heifer – Mr A J Corbett, 12 Lionel, 220kg, £900
Second prize heifer – Mr A J Corbett, 12 Lionel, 286kg, £780
Reserve Champion and first prize bullock – Mr I MacLean, 100 Cross Skigersta Road, 377kg, £1,000
And second prize bullock – Mr D J MacInnes, Atlantic View, 277kg, £700.
A total of 73 cattle were sold in all.

The livestock sale season is closing early this year, with no Christmas show and sale, due to the uncertainty of impacts on the market from Brexit.