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SR

  • Joined Jun 2020
Costs
« on: July 20, 2020, 03:31:00 pm »
Hello.
How much might you expect a Hebridean ram cost to buy?
Also how much might a Hebridean ewe in lamb cost to buy?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Costs
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 05:35:17 pm »
With all such questions, of course, it depends.  It depends on if you are looking for a two horned or multihorned tup, if you are looking for a show winner or just a good sturdy sire for your meat lambs, it depends on if you are looking for a registered breeding animal or not, who you are buying from and whether you are at a  rare breeds sale or going private.  The cost of a tup also varies with the year, in that supply and demand fluctuate.  It also depends on how much you are prepared to pay.
The highest paid for a Heb tup at a rare breed sale that I am aware of was just short of £1,000, but I think that was something to do with raising the profile of the breed ie perhaps pre-arranged, cynic that I am.
A good, run of the mill but registered tup would be somewhere over £100 and for a show tup you might pay several hundred, perhaps for the breeder's name.  Hebs never attract the sky-high prices you see at pedigree ram sales


Sorry I can't help with the price of in-lamb ewes as I have not sold or bought them, and would not.
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harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Costs
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 06:49:01 pm »
Echo comments above and much of what fleecewife says is true of female hebs too. I have seen ewe lambs sold between £30 and £100 at auction. Ewe's with lambs at foot £25 to £100. In lamb ewes £40 to £60. Then there are those that sell above those top prices I have just quoted. I have also seen sheep given away on some web sites for less. You don't often see in lamb hebs for sale.

SR

  • Joined Jun 2020
Re: Costs
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 08:29:42 pm »
Thanks folks. That is useful. 

 

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