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thesuffolksmallholding

  • Joined Jan 2017
Rented sheep grazing prices
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:48:35 pm »
Going into some talks about additional rented grazing in Suffolk to supplement my own.
It is good quality grazing, which is not fenced. I can use it all year round. There is other grazing about the village, the current stuff I have is about 5 acres and I don't pay a thing, just trade lamb.
This fellow wants money but I don't know how much I should be paying per annum?
Theres no access to water and they are very close to footpaths.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Rented sheep grazing prices
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:48:13 am »
Not fenced?  Not much ;)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Rented sheep grazing prices
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 09:00:55 am »
No fencing, no water and close to a footpath... would maybe take a cut of hay off it- will the hassle of grazing be worth it?

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Rented sheep grazing prices
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 05:27:04 pm »
It sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster..

If you fence it yourself you should ask for several years free rent, Even if you did it yourself by hand it'll cost you over £1k in materials. You only have your landlords word that he won't ask you to leave during that 'free rent' time and he could ask you for a silly rent after the period ends..

Around here (Wales) you can pay around £100 acre P/A for grazing.

thesuffolksmallholding

  • Joined Jan 2017
Re: Rented sheep grazing prices
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 05:55:21 pm »
It sounds like it could be a recipe for disaster..

If you fence it yourself you should ask for several years free rent, Even if you did it yourself by hand it'll cost you over £1k in materials. You only have your landlords word that he won't ask you to leave during that 'free rent' time and he could ask you for a silly rent after the period ends..

Around here (Wales) you can pay around £100 acre P/A for grazing.

mmmmm interesting, we currently run the majority of our sheep on an 'electric fencing' system, so the cost is kept minimal because of this. £100 per acre P/A sounds steep, considering I would be renting 5 acres of him. I may consider contacting some other people in the village with unused land and see if we can trade with lamb before I finalise things with him.

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Rented sheep grazing prices
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 06:55:19 pm »
Talk to him and see what he wants. He might surprise you - in a nice way and maybe not!

 

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