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harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Hebridean Wether Lambs Cumbria
« on: September 25, 2021, 07:12:54 pm »
9 Heb Wethers for dog training, grass mowing or fattening. South Lakes. 40 each.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2021, 07:55:27 am by harmony »

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow in October: reclaimed !
Re: Hebridean Wethers Cumbria
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 07:21:17 pm »
40 ea !  Is that all they go for ?  (I don't do sheep, as you will know @harmony - I was just surprised at how little money they can go for.)
« Last Edit: September 25, 2021, 07:23:38 pm by arobwk »

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Hebridean Wethers Cumbria
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2021, 09:39:45 pm »
@arobwk  maybe you should do sheep and give me more but I'm not sure if you will be able to get the fuel to here!  :innocent:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Hebridean Wethers Cumbria
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2021, 09:47:51 pm »
40 ea !  Is that all they go for ?  (I don't do sheep, as you will know @harmony - I was just surprised at how little money they can go for.)

When setting the price for stock for sale the vendor will be thinking of what price the meat would sell for after costs.  What is left over is the asking price, for wethers at least, remembering that with Hebs, if they are lambs (the OP doesn't say) then they would have to be further fattened for perhaps another year to be ready for slaughter.  Good breeding stock will fetch much higher prices, but I too am saddened at how little our primitives sell for.
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Hebridean Wether Lambs Cumbria
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 02:15:21 am »
I was at Skipton on Sept 11th, surprised at how little they went for, but only small sheep.

harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Hebridean Wether Lambs Cumbria
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 08:47:06 am »
They may only be small but they are extremely milky and will easily rear to a commercial tup two good lambs ready for the autumn sales. Pure hebs when finished wont have the carcase of a commercial but they aren't all heavy bone either. They are tasty though. There are been some very good prices at the breed sales. They are hardy, lamb well, don't knock you over and don't need feeding hard.

 

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