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Lucyyoung

  • Joined Feb 2018
Pedigree flock question
« on: September 04, 2019, 03:43:36 pm »
So im in the process of potentially buying my first small pedigree flock of texels, i already run a small commercial flock but am drawn to the pedigrees. Question is to those who buy pedigree stock do you prefer them mv accredited  or not? If i go down the mv line I'm probably going to try and get mv accreditation on all stock i have as it just seems easier with lambing and moving fields etc. What are your thoughts?
many thanks
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Pedigree flock question
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 04:25:46 pm »
If you look at the pedigree auction sale catalogues the majority of stock for sale is MV accredited, so if you don't become MV acc then potentially your customer base for your stock is limited to the mainly commercial market that don't bother with mv accreditation.

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Pedigree flock question
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2019, 05:25:46 pm »
MV accredited will command a higher price too!

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Pedigree flock question
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 05:32:57 pm »
MV accredited will command a higher price too!


Works both ways so will cost you more to get started with a pedigree flock. Plus the cost of MV testing needs to be taken into account.

ZacB

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Suffolk
Re: Pedigree flock question
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 05:38:38 pm »
Can sell MV to all, all will not want non-MV

 

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