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Sassy

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Re: How much to pay for sheep? Whats a good price?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 08:54 »
Orphan lambs would be a good way to start. You also then have better 'trained' animals which will make handling easier. Many farmers are happy to have them taken off their hands, however, it is good to pay a tenner for them. Also take them on the understanding they will help you if you have a problem. This is the best idea as you will need to buy  equipment such as ear taggers otherwise - before you have decided this is definitely the road to go down.

I don't think a ram with 3/4 sheep is going to be workable - not enough to keep him busy and you do not have enough land to keep him separate at other times.

Some farm vets and agricultural colleges do training days which are very good.

I took orphan lambs the first time to ensure I could send them for meat when the time was right! I did it but only because I did not get too close to them and spent the whole time determined they were going.  Even then I nearly kept one!! ::) ::) :)
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!


nuzuki

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Re: How much to pay for sheep? Whats a good price?
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2013, 11:24 »
Thanks for the replies, I have a meeting with the sheep lady this weekend and she is goign to run through the options with me. Lamb and ram or lambs at foot seems to be what i'll go with. The lambs were 35 and the ewes were 100 each. I'll keep you updated as to how it goes

matty0282

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Re: How much to pay for sheep? Whats a good price?
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 22:05 »
hello were from lincolnshire and getting some land soon,could anyone please give me details of were we can
buy some sheep piglet and chickens and ducks please,it will be in 2-3 weeks
thank you



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