Buyers Commission

DanM

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
What is the going rate to charge a customer for sourcing and buying sheep and then organising the transportation to their premises?
 

Mc115reed

Member
Your gonna have too give us more info here …
We talking riding round the country buying decker loads of lambs in 20 different markets week in week out or buying 3 tups at a ram sale maybe the off breeding ewe at the same sale?
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
I usually pay for the sheep and transport, I then charge them and add £1 head if they where bought at a decent price, £2 if it thought they where really cheap.
 

DanM

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Your gonna have too give us more info here …
We talking riding round the country buying decker loads of lambs in 20 different markets week in week out or buying 3 tups at a ram sale maybe the off breeding ewe at the same sale?
Breeding sheep, few thousand and then rams to serve.
 

Electricfencer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
That's a lot of money to outlay for a few hundred pounds return?
It is but wouldn’t do it for people that I didn’t know or trust (probably bit me on backside now). Usually get paid a couple of days after they arrive. I get the luck and cash for paying on the day as well, it’s well worth my time.
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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