Long Keep Store Lambs


Livestock Farmer
Lake District or Yorkshire Dales. When they get too dear head another 300 miles north and get some real long term jobs!

I find that a nice type of texts lamb out of the horned ewe is as good along term lamb as any. Used to have mule weathers for that job and just grow them big but they have been too dear the last couple of years. Generally buy good texel cross horned lambs £5 less.
If you want some real slow growers head for Broughton. Those damned herdwick crosses don't rush anywhere except onto the neighbours!

I'd second Bentham & Kendal. Both draw decent hill type lambs as well as good gear.
Too many welshmen in bakewell to get lambs at the right money
I've never done any good in Skipton, a couple of the big buyers don't seem too like anyone new. Few I know have said this.
TBH I dip all incoming lambs anyway. Prevention cheaper than cure and all that.

Good luck!

Farmer Fin

Surely it’s more a case of what your are going to feed them? Even the smallest lambs that have been checked are going to grow on well if get decent stubble crops in front of them / wormed. The trick will be managing the growth rates.

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