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Price for Cades ?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:22:55 pm »
I have 3 cades that are 7-8 weeks old. 2 Tup and 1 Gimmer. I was going to keep these 3 but now that we have got 5 Tup ryeland lambs the 3 older ones are surplus to what we need
What sort of price do people charge for lambs of this age ? they are fully weaned and eating grass and lamb creep like there is no tomorrow and growing really well 


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Price for Cades ?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 10:02:16 pm »
They aren't usually sold at that age - the hard work is done and it's (more like) plain sailing from here! 

Can you keep them a few more weeks and sell in the store when the store mart starts up ?
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 cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Price for Cades ?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 10:23:29 pm »
I would think 25-30 depending on size, breed. I buy mine as day olds for 10 but bought 6 4 1/2 month old orphan stores for 50 each last year.

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Re: Price for Cades ?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 10:50:26 pm »
 :wave: i would ask 40 each or 3 for 100. certainly no less than 30 each .(commercial types). but agree with sally if you have the grass hang on couple months


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Re: Price for Cades ?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 01:20:24 pm »
Thanks for the replys. we do have loads of grass but Cades being Cades they are a pain in the rear end.
You put them out and within 5 mins they escape and are back in, if we put them up the other place and we get a call to say they are running around the neighbours yard or they are following people out for a walk. Down here it isn't too much of a problem other than they head back to the  pens where we have the Ryelands at the moment


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Re: Price for Cades ?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 09:55:21 pm »
I had this issue last year with my 12 tame lambs... this year we've got slightly more, 17 in total, and they seem to be keeping as a flock more and touch wood haven't escaped yet. They still come to call but are not quite as tame as last year, maybe because they were on an adlib feeder which took some of the hands on contact away.

If you're really stuck I guess you could put them through market... it's a bugger when they won't stay in the field, I moved mine to a new field yesterday and told them if they escaped then it was a 1 way ticket to market next week  :roflanim:


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