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Sandyknox

  • Joined Aug 2013
  • Dumfries, Scotland
Lamb time
« on: December 11, 2013, 08:18:37 pm »
This is the first time i have ever sold lambs for my first year , My lambs where all born in June-July time and i have a couple of people interested in buying some lambs off me that they will take and get buchered them selfs i was just wondering what sort of age they will be ready to go and when is best as they will all be tagged and ready by this weekend , Thanks S.knox
S.Knox

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Lamb time
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 11:45:18 pm »
What breed are they? that makes all the difference.

Sandyknox

  • Joined Aug 2013
  • Dumfries, Scotland
Re: Lamb time
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 07:35:11 pm »
i have 1 shetland lamb male and 2 scotch mule cross male
S.Knox

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Lamb time
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2013, 07:53:22 pm »
I would say your mule crosses will def be ready, I have sent Shetland tup lamb before and although small the flavour was amazing. Shetlands are usually slaughtered at around 18 months.  It may not be easy getting them into an abattoir at this time of year though.
Anne

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Lamb time
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2013, 07:54:07 pm »
Not a question of what age to kill, more  how big , heavy and how fat you want them to be to suit your tastes

 

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