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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.
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 them

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muleman

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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 them

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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!
Reminds me of a story for Lazonby Leicester sale a lot of years ago now, a big tall fella who a lot of us will know, fair character, had a very good tup rejected by the sale inspectors, whether it was teeth or maybe a brown spot in those days, anyways he took it of the auction premises just off the docks and auctioneered it hiself, it topped the auction.....and no comission to pay!😂
 

muleman

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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 .
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!
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
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West Wales
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.
I think our stoppages dead weight are £3.60 and that includes haulage.
£3.83 here which covers buyers groups, haulage, levy’s, abattoir charges
 
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muleman

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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.
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.
He looked a bit sheepish and said ' thats the luck money i got last year, it helps me to know where to go this time!
 

muleman

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How do you know it’s a secrete ?
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.
I thought i might have to change my policy and stay to sell them if it looked like i was making less through not being there but as said above ,it is making no difference.
 

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