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Author Topic: 2 free steers and alpaca and a boar  (Read 1369 times)

chrisandann

  • Joined Jun 2021
2 free steers and alpaca and a boar
« on: June 14, 2021, 11:54:08 am »
I am giving up farming. I have two very docile Hereford Cross steers well used to people and for 11 years a feature of our holiday cottage letting - children have loved them. I want to avoid sending them to slaughter and am willing to pay for their complete costs until they die. Free to a good home and great if you have visitors.

Also a pedigree Saddleback boar (prize winning) very quiet and a very young male alpaca - white

I'm based near Launceston so might suit anyone Cornwall or Devon based.

thanks

Chris

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: 2 free steers and alpaca and a boar
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2021, 07:16:59 pm »
I don't keep livestock, but what an offer !  I hope someone has contacted you by one means or another chrisandann.

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: otherwise known as Covid Central (actually that's probably Devon),
Re: 2 free steers and alpaca and a boar
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2021, 07:48:46 pm »
No-one ?!  (Or have you had some PMs @chrisandann ?)

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: 2 free steers and alpaca and a boar
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2021, 01:47:20 pm »
No-one ?!  (Or have you had some PMs @chrisandann ?)


It's not as easy as that arobwk. :thinking:  A full sized Hereford X steer uses up to an acre of grass. So someone needs to have 2 acres spare in order to be able to take them. Being smallholders, I very much doubt if there are many (or even any) people on here that have 2 acres to spare. Some smallholdings are even less than that.
Hopefully a home has been found for them, especially as chrisandann are prepared to pay for their keep. it would be nice to hear that a forever home had been found.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 01:49:36 pm by landroverroy »
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: 2 free steers and alpaca and a boar
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2021, 12:19:35 pm »
Plus there’s Tb risk and Cornwall is about to go into 6 monthly testing.


I think I saw a post about these steers on Facebook and seem to remember there were a few potential homes in the pipeline.

 

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