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sophiedog

  • Joined Mar 2011
Suffolk X ewes for sale - £60.00 for all 3
« on: August 16, 2011, 06:14:34 pm »
We are downsizing our flock and are offering 3 suffolk cross ewes for sale.

They are 4 years old, and have lambed twice each.  Price £60.00 for all three.

One of the ewes has had a  prolapse so is probably not suitable for lambing again, but we would like all of them to go together.

We are in South Lincolnshire

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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Suffolk X ewes for sale - £60.00 for all 3
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 09:18:20 am »
But they are worth three times that as culls!

Someone will buy them off you for 60 quid and sell them on as culls for 200!!!

Nina

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • North/Mid wales
Re: Suffolk X ewes for sale - £60.00 for all 3
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 02:08:18 pm »
Was going to post similar!!!   ???

Pasture Farm

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • East Lincolnshire
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Re: Suffolk X ewes for sale - £60.00 for all 3
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 08:12:51 pm »
Im in lincolnshire and will take them if you still have them. 

Pm me if you still have them

Kind regards

PS I will tup them (not the prolapsed ewe)NOT just take em to market

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Suffolk X ewes for sale - £60.00 for all 3
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 09:47:53 pm »
Sophie, just think please and put a realistic price on your stock. A quick check of the prices for cull ewes in your local mart's website will give you a good idea.

If we as smallholders want to be taken serious by "proper" farmers it doesn't help if we don't know the value of our livestock. You will just be taken advantage of. And buyers should be prepared to pay a fair price for new stock, even if both buyers and sellers only keep sheep as a hobby....

And (in my opinion) it may be fairer to sell a prolapsed ewe as cull, or even fairer eat her yourself, as you cannot make sure that she will not be sold on to an unwitting customer further down the line, perhaps a beginner in sheep keeping, who will then have a hell of a time...


 

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