Prompted me to check the last lambs we sold. Commission works out at £6.35 per head before levies. No charge for washing out. 17of themI sold lambs between Xmas and new year and by the time I paid levies, commission and a bit of luck it was £7.80/hd no wonder I send most of mine deadweight.
Think H and H seem to be one of the dearest now for comission, ours will be heading towards 15k in a year now, but we'd struggle without them.....although it can be done!
Some of those big buyers,that buy hundreds of cattle a year wont need to make anything of the beast, the luck at a tenner a beast will make up a healthy wage!Luck money , your surrounded with a healthy group of buyers in the ring , but today most of them running multipal accounts and spending other peoples money , put your self in their shoes are you going to buy Scrooge’s cattle or the kind man that gives you a few quid for good luck hmmmm let’s think .
No doubt about, they also don’t like buying ones that come without it , as in many cases it’s all they get .Some of those big buyers,that buy hundreds of cattle a year wont need to make anything of the beast, the luck at a tenner a beast will make up a healthy wage!
I sold lambs between Xmas and new year and by the time I paid levies, commission and a bit of luck it was £7.80/hd no wonder I send most of mine deadweight.
£3.83 here which covers buyers groups, haulage, levy’s, abattoir chargesI think our stoppages dead weight are £3.60 and that includes haulage.
I sometimes have a lamb buyer from Devon come and stay at sale time, he pops away to buy lambs and comes back at night and reports the trade to me, sometimes shows me his catalogue.. .i was looking at it one morning before he set off and i says to him 'whats these numbers written after each vendor' .....some had '1, some 2, 3 , 4 ,5 and son on, and some had an X behind them.This has been talked about before. I give £10 on a £1000 beast and 50p per lamb. I expect something back when I buy although I've never asked for it. If none is forthcoming it annoys me and I don't want to buy from that person again.
We know cos we havnt given any and its made no difference, any lambs and geld ewes i sell through the auction i drop them off then come home and watch them sold on the screen.How do you know it’s a secrete ?