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Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« on: March 23, 2017, 09:50:43 am »
I've got a pair of Shetland cross Charollais ewe lambs who are due to lamb soon to a charollais ram.

I have someone who is interested in them but I have no idea what would be a fair price for the ewes with lambs at foot.

any ideas?

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Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 02:24:50 pm »
Can you go along to your local livestock market and see what similar bunches are making?   I'm selling pre-ordered pedigree, registered Southdowns with registered lambs at foot and I charge the Society auction upset prices.  These are lower than most folks charge but I find it often leads to repeat purchases and ram hire, so this way I'm saved the bother of taking them to market and the buyer knows they're paying a fair price.

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 04:07:25 pm »
They had nothing similar in the market

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 04:29:51 pm »
Have a look here: http://www.farmingads.co.uk/Sheep/A/livestock-for-sale.php  and see if there is anything comparable.

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 06:31:54 pm »
Ask what they'd be willing to pay, doesn't matter how much you ask if it's more than they want to spend x

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 07:30:08 pm »
Start here, then check the other similar ads and you should be able to get an idea what is fair: https://www.sellmylivestock.co.uk/livestock/for-sale/8-pedigree-charollais-breeding-ewes-with-lamb-at-foot-D7650703/
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harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 08:50:02 am »
I have seen ewes and lambs from £45 per life upwards.

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 10:44:17 am »
I think £50 a life would be a good place to start. Although with them being shetland crosses that might limit your buyers so I'd be flexable. 

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2017, 01:50:47 pm »
I'd be more along the lines of £120 per couple. (£80 for ewe, £20 per lamb).

plt102

  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 06:12:04 pm »
We have sold a few for 120 for ewe plus one lamb. We let him have one set of twins too. They are pure Shetland but not registered. Buyer thought that was a fair price.

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 07:15:08 am »
Agree - around £50 a life.

 

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