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Author Topic: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price  (Read 289 times)

Melias farm

  • Joined Feb 2022
I have some ewes that I plan to sell. Iíve advertised them as POA at the moment.
Their 4 fresian ewes. 2 are in milk.
They will be put with the ram before moving.
I also have a fresian X Icelandic ewe lamb Iím deciding if the freezer or selling her would be the best option.

We are shutting down our smallholding because itís ended up me working 2 businesses home educating my 3 kids who all have complex needs while doing the small holding. Iím exhausted and seriously starting to effect my health

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2022, 02:59:24 pm »
So, what do you want to know?




twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2022, 03:43:47 pm »
The quickest way is to sell them at your local market, though they probably wonít make much being milk sheep (bit niche really).

Melias farm

  • Joined Feb 2022
Re: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2022, 05:11:54 pm »
They are niche I know. Lovely gals that produce the most beautiful milk.

Market is an option. I think their more value at slaughter for me than market. Prices for dairy sheep I imagine are zippo 😊

Thank you for your help

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2022, 06:27:54 pm »
I wouldn't say dairy sheep are worthless. There is a milk cheese farm straight across the valley from us but we're in Scotland, far away.  I forget whereabouts you are but there are sure to be local smallholders who would love this opportunity to have such a niche set-up.  Perhaps it's worth advertising them to goat keepers or in those circles as someone might want to branch out, or someone contemplating dairying but wants something a little different would jump at the idea of milk sheep. You probably want just to get rid of everything as quickly as you can, but take a little time and you might have a more satisfactory outcome.
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2022, 08:20:32 pm »
If you can hang on until September/Oct, (which sounds likely if going to tup,), There tends to be special auctions, rare breeds etc, our local place sells alsorts at theirs, may do better at one of those?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Pricing sheep realistically to sell quickly but at a fair price
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2022, 10:13:48 pm »
We find the local smallholder groups on Facebook are the best place to start finding buyers for non-commercial livestock. 
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

 

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