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Klb

  • Joined Sep 2012
Where to look for..
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:24:39 am »
Where would best place be, for finding a couple of orphan lambs?, don't know any local sheep farmers, only cattle.
Our boys off to slaughter this week, which we brought as older sheep, this time looking for a more meaty /modern sheep which my children can help/ learn bottle to table process.

Any ideas and webites welcome, I'm in the somerset area.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 11:30:32 am »
Try the lamb bank- www.lambbank.co.uk

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 11:48:31 am »
Depending on which bit of Somerset...  Exmoor Farm Services at Kentisbury may know of member farmers who have spare lambs.  And if you're near the Devon border, DASH members may be able to help; I think someone said they have their own lambbank?

Otherwise ask in your local animal health / agricultural supplies store for suggestions. 
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Klb

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 11:58:09 am »
Lamb bank, haven't heard if that before, will take a look right away. Thank you.
Somerset mendip area ( very edge) Glastonbury area.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 12:11:38 pm »
Have you tried your local agri merchants?  I was at ours last week and there were several posted on the board there.
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ZaktheLad

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Thornbury, Nr Bristol
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 01:06:08 pm »
Sedgemoor Market straight off the M5 (map of directions on their website) - they have a lot of orphan lambs for sale at the moment (91 last week) at a range of prices.  I think they start selling at 12pm on a Saturday. 

moony

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 02:00:47 pm »
Preloved, local auction marts - ours has a spare lamb register so yours may have something similar, lamb bank, farmingads.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 03:15:21 pm »
Somerset Smallholders Association.  They have a local Mendip group.

colliewoman

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 05:54:59 pm »
Lamb bank, haven't heard if that before, will take a look right away. Thank you.
Somerset mendip area ( very edge) Glastonbury area.


Hello from Pilton :wave: :wave: :wave:
Sorry can't help with lambs at the mo but as I'm so close PM me you number and I will let you know ASAP if I am offered any (have been every year so far ;D )
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SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 08:28:18 pm »
Lamb bank, haven't heard if that before, will take a look right away. Thank you.
Somerset mendip area ( very edge) Glastonbury area.


Hello from Pilton :wave: :wave: :wave:
Sorry can't help with lambs at the mo but as I'm so close PM me you number and I will let you know ASAP if I am offered any (have been every year so far ;D )


If you are coming over to get some from me - you could always take more if I have them.  :)

colliewoman

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 07:41:25 pm »
Sounds like a plan! ;D
Can you PM me as soon as you know how much for each lamb so's I can budget accordingly :eyelashes: :eyelashes: :eyelashes: :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:
We'll turn the dust to soil,
Turn the rust of hate back into passion.
It's not water into wine
But it's here, and it's happening.
Massive,
but passive.


Bring the peace back

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: Where to look for..
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 01:00:27 am »
Pmd.  :)

 

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