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Author Topic: Swapping sheep? Good or bad idea?  (Read 2018 times)

Azzdodd

  • Joined Apr 2012
Swapping sheep? Good or bad idea?
« on: July 26, 2013, 05:02:30 pm »
Got 2 nice texel x ewe lambs that tbh I think are too good for the freezer so I've put
Them up for swap for a couple of ram lambs for my freezer am I being stupid shall I just bung them
In the freezer? Me keeping them is not an option lol

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Swapping sheep? Good or bad idea?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 05:35:15 pm »
Well I don't think you are being stupid. If you bred the ewe lambs yourself it will be more difficult for you to send them to the abattoir that unknown ram lambs that you haven't had the chance to get attached to.
We can't help being big softies ;D
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Swapping sheep? Good or bad idea?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 08:07:14 pm »
Well I don't think you are being stupid. If you bred the ewe lambs yourself it will be more difficult for you to send them to the abattoir that unknown ram lambs that you haven't had the chance to get attached to.
We can't help being big softies ;D

My thoughts too :)

moony

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Dent
Re: Swapping sheep? Good or bad idea?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2013, 08:24:58 am »
We quite often do swaps of our hoggs for ewes in the spring.  Suits us perfectly and the other party while saving the hassle of markets.

 

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