Buying cattle from private cattle dealers

Swaley

Member
Livestock Farmer
Hello all,
As the title says buying cattle from private cattle dealers. Just wanting to know what prices are dairy cattle, e.g. fresh calved cows, dry cows.
Many thanks all.
 

som farmer

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
make sure your private dealer is 'ok', if he is, should be allright, cows are rather expensive at the moment, so make sure you get the correct history ! The dealer has to make his margin, but make sure it's not extravagant !
 

pappuller

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Livestock Farmer
Location
M6 Hard shoulder
Hello all,
As the title says buying cattle from private cattle dealers. Just wanting to know what prices are dairy cattle, e.g. fresh calved cows, dry cows.
Many thanks all.
Depends what type of cow you are looking for, why not visit a local weekly/monthly sale of dairy cattle to get a feel for the trade, which as said is rather hot at the moment.
 

lady muck

Member
Location
Ayrshire
We sell calved heifers to Paul Mason south of the border through our contact at United Auctions and we Find he is a perfect gentleman to do business with. My husband genuinely really likes him. He buys quite a lot of Scottish cattle locally now.
 

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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