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Cleveland
Local haulier has had his deckers and wagons and drags leading sheep in to kill full time for months now. Drivers all out of time so he’s been putting one a week through their test to double shift the wagons plus between four and six artic deckers hired in full time every week.
He’s convinced there will be no sheep left by end of December and we will name the price so he thinks
They never seem to run out of sheep these days....they appear out of thin air
 

Ceri

Member
Mixed Farmer
I don’t pay luck and never will.. I think it’s embarrassing tbh a grown man stood by his sheep waving a £5 note around like his life depends on it and nobody will buy his sheep if he doesn’t is just too cringeworthy ...
Dont talk silly man it's a long tradition that I like & it's a bit of fun if nothing else. If I sell stock & happy with the price I have not issues with giving out a purple.......
 
It’s just a gesture of good will and hopefully success to the person you’ve sold to. After all it’s their success that brings them back to buy again giving you money
I don’t usually chase for luck, the only one I approached for luck was the vendor decided to give my lad a gob full for buying his tup. We gave each other a few choice words and went our separate ways. A smooth transaction
In my experience it does make buyers come back especially on a bad day when there’s not much competition.
 

jendan

Member
Dont talk silly man it's a long tradition that I like & it's a bit of fun if nothing else. If I sell stock & happy with the price I have not issues with giving out a purple.......
I give £5 on cattle.£10 if i hit £1000 or above.Fat and store lambs is variable,depending on the trade on the day.If im well above what i think they would make,i give a bit more. I remember going with my father to York to buy pedigree milking cows as a 12 year old. A 50p piece (decimal currency just come in) given to me for a decent £120 milker........."and spend it wisely" says the seller..............Tight folk these Yorkshiremen.
 

Top Tip.

Member
Location
highland
I give £5 on cattle.£10 if i hit £1000 or above.Fat and store lambs is variable,depending on the trade on the day.If im well above what i think they would make,i give a bit more. I remember going with my father to York to buy pedigree milking cows as a 12 year old. A 50p piece (decimal currency just come in) given to me for a decent £120 milker........."and spend it wisely" says the seller..............Tight folk these Yorkshiremen.
I don’t really think it’s about the amount it’s more the acknowledgement and thank you.
 
I give £5 on cattle.£10 if i hit £1000 or above.Fat and store lambs is variable,depending on the trade on the day.If im well above what i think they would make,i give a bit more. I remember going with my father to York to buy pedigree milking cows as a 12 year old. A 50p piece (decimal currency just come in) given to me for a decent £120 milker........."and spend it wisely" says the seller..............Tight folk these Yorkshiremen.
We are about the same a tenner on £1000 ish or above £5 or a bit more on the rest 20 /50 p on store lambs depending on what’s going on at the time
 

Mc115reed

Member
I don’t really think it’s about the amount it’s more the acknowledgement and thank you.
Tbh I’d probably give a bit of luck out as a way of getting too know other farmers more than anything after my stocks sold I certainly wouldn’t stand in the ring waving it about.. but Iv never actually seen my stock sold ever....
 

JSmith

Member
Livestock Farmer
Tbh I’d probably give a bit of luck out as a way of getting too know other farmers more than anything after my stocks sold I certainly wouldn’t stand in the ring waving it about.. but Iv never actually seen my stock sold ever....
Really???
 
Yeah never ever seen my stock sold drop them at 6am and get on with my day they’d owe me an extra £100 a day if I spent all day at market waiting for them to sell drinking tea and eating full English breakfasts dishing luck money out
Yes the drop and go system didn’t effect me as much as most others as I invented it. I value a days work not stood all day at a mart.
However having NO farmers at marts did see a big difference in trade so me not being there made no difference but having no farmers there made a big difference.
Unfortunately some auctions have started to advise drop and go from last week. I hope we don’t go back to enforced drop and go. Maybe it would help if some of us did drop and go make room for who needs to be there though.
 

Mc115reed

Member
Yes the drop and go system didn’t effect me as much as most others as I invented it. I value a days work not stood all day at a mart.
However having NO farmers at marts did see a big difference in trade so me not being there made no difference but having no farmers there made a big difference.
Unfortunately some auctions have started to advise drop and go from last week. I hope we don’t go back to enforced drop and go. Maybe it would help if some of us did drop and go make room for who needs to be there though.

That’s without mentioning buying stock that you didn’t need either but it was just too appealing not too buy it...



Drop and go saved me half a hour in bed too you didn’t get folk stood around the weigh scales talking for hours on end when all you wanted to do was throw your paperwork at someone else and hit the road!
 
That’s without mentioning buying stock that you didn’t need either but it was just too appealing not too buy it...



Drop and go saved me half a hour in bed too you didn’t get folk stood around the weigh scales talking for hours on end when all you wanted to do was throw your paperwork at someone else and hit the road!
There isn’t the time here to do it. I can be home before 8
 

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