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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: Hillview Farm on March 23, 2017, 09:50:43 am

Title: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Hillview Farm 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?

Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Marches Farmer 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.
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Hillview Farm on March 23, 2017, 04:07:25 pm
They had nothing similar in the market
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Foobar on March 23, 2017, 04:29:51 pm
Have a look here: http://www.farmingads.co.uk/Sheep/A/livestock-for-sale.php (http://www.farmingads.co.uk/Sheep/A/livestock-for-sale.php)  and see if there is anything comparable.
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Sbom 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
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Womble 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/ (https://www.sellmylivestock.co.uk/livestock/for-sale/8-pedigree-charollais-breeding-ewes-with-lamb-at-foot-D7650703/)
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: harmony on March 24, 2017, 08:50:02 am
I have seen ewes and lambs from 45 per life upwards.
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: bj_cardiff 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. 
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: Foobar 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).
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: plt102 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.
Title: Re: How much should I sell ewes lambs with lambs at foot?
Post by: bazzais on April 22, 2017, 07:15:08 am
Agree - around 50 a life.