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JulieWall

  • Joined Aug 2013
  • Cornhill, Banff
    • The Roundhouse
Selling Gimmers
« on: May 11, 2014, 10:21:39 am »
Can anyone tell me when the best time of year to sell Gimmers would be please? Would I be right to presume that buyers would want them in time to flush them for the tup or do they prefer to buy them earlier so they can be quarantined etc?
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 12:01:43 pm »
If you have a look at the sales diaries of your local livestock auction marts, that will show you when people buy and sell what kind of livestock in your area.

It also depends on breed, hill types will sell later in the year than the more Downs and fat/terminal type.
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shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 12:04:08 pm »
what breed do you have julie?

JulieWall

  • Joined Aug 2013
  • Cornhill, Banff
    • The Roundhouse
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 12:27:45 am »
They're cross breeds with a Suffolk sire.
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langfauld easycare

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 01:19:46 am »
 :wave: all the big sales for breeding sheep are about just now, or again pre tupping time usualy in with tup sales, are they hogs just now ? they can be sold as dry hogs just now

JulieWall

  • Joined Aug 2013
  • Cornhill, Banff
    • The Roundhouse
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 11:07:03 am »
They are gimmers almost ready for their first shear.
The mart I prefer to use only has one sale on their website that isn't for prime lambs and that's one for ewes with lamb at foot. I think I'll give the mart a ring and ask what's coming up it may be possible to put stock in with other sales.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 12:05:38 pm »
We're the same up here - ewes with lambs at foot sell about now, gimmers and draft ewes sell in the summer/backend depending on breed.
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shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Dumfries & Galloway
Re: Selling Gimmers
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 12:40:47 pm »
UA mart at stirling has 1000 dry ewe hogs advertised for the 21st may

 

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