Jalex Farm Sale

johnspeehs

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Watched online but have saw the sheep many times as I'm only 10 minutes from him. Prices were crazy, plenty of gimmers £250 to £300 and more, broken mouthed cheviot mules £150, didnt see the rams but was told they were unreal, up to £3100 I think. Very good stock and brought out to perfection, not sheep to take home and throw out among the rushes. They have hyped the sale up for weeks and is the first gimmer sale in this area so he got all the trigger happy wealthy sheep farmers who couldn't wait to get spending. If you didnt fancy the sheep you could have your pick of 1000 incalf hfrs :oops:
 
Watched online but have saw the sheep many times as I'm only 10 minutes from him. Prices were crazy, plenty of gimmers £250 to £300 and more, broken mouthed cheviot mules £150, didnt see the rams but was told they were unreal, up to £3100 I think. Very good stock and brought out to perfection, not sheep to take home and throw out among the rushes. They have hyped the sale up for weeks and is the first gimmer sale in this area so he got all the trigger happy wealthy sheep farmers who couldn't wait to get spending. If you didnt fancy the sheep you could have your pick of 1000 incalf hfrs :oops:
Let me guess, were all the heifers fancy-arsed types? Is this a sale to appeal to the part-time farmers over there that like to look at something nice in the field in front of the house.

Full disclosure: I am a part-time farmer but I like to make money.
 
Well yes and yes, because can anyone do the sums and tell me how to make money from a pen of 12 gimmers at £320 really only capable of producing fat lambs? Probably a lot sold to businessmen type farmers who do other business with them but fair play to them, they made money out of them.
You can't, it's forking madness. As you say, fair play to the vendor.
 
Credit where it’s due the sheep looked a picture, takes some work to do that. Completely out of my budget though, watched online in between cleaning out calf pens. Very nearly bought a pen which I thought weren’t too badly priced only to hear the word cast at the last minute. Online definitely harder to pick up the finer details.
 
Let me guess, were all the heifers fancy-arsed types? Is this a sale to appeal to the part-time farmers over there that like to look at something nice in the field in front of the house.

Full disclosure: I am a part-time farmer but I like to make money.
I’ve seen his heifers and I can guarantee they are the type of cattle that will pay for themselves. Just great breeding cow makers not all fancy just good straight cattle. I don’t think any smallholders will be bothering with them. These folks have regular buyers. There’s a fella here does the same suppling cattle just like that he will sell you them cheaper than you can buy them in the mart and folks buy them off him every year for many years previously sometimes unseen.
Ive never rang for prices from Jalex
 

Andyt880

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Livestock Farmer
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Co. Down
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Watched online but have saw the sheep many times as I'm only 10 minutes from him. Prices were crazy, plenty of gimmers £250 to £300 and more, broken mouthed cheviot mules £150, didnt see the rams but was told they were unreal, up to £3100 I think. Very good stock and brought out to perfection, not sheep to take home and throw out among the rushes. They have hyped the sale up for weeks and is the first gimmer sale in this area so he got all the trigger happy wealthy sheep farmers who couldn't wait to get spending. If you didnt fancy the sheep you could have your pick of 1000 incalf hfrs :oops:
One tip made £6100, I know the under bidder and that came from him. o_O
 

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Firefighters douse tractor ‘well alight in a field’

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Written by Agriland Team

Firefighters were called in to extinguish a tractor which was “well alight in a field” in Somerset, England, this week.

The incident occurred yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, July 29, on Chilton Road, Chilton Polden, Bridgwater, in the English county, local firefighters confirmed.

In a brief report on the matter, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire control received calls to a tractor on fire at Chilton Polden, Bridgwater.

“Fire control sent two fire engines from Bridgwater, one fire engine from Street and one water bowser from Yeovil.

Once the crew got in attendance the officer in charge confirmed one tractor well alight in a field...
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