Thame sheep fair

andybk

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Livestock Farmer
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Mendips Somerset
Plenty of those expensive Texel crosses sold yesterday won’t make it to next tupping. How anyone can pay over £120 for a Texel cross yearling is beyond me.
Have you not seen recent killing ewe prices , they would be nearly that on the hook given a bit more maturity ,
I had £90+ for a crap 50kg underfinished hogg with pasturella damage a few weeks ago
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
A Flock of Texel cross ewes is only going to average £80 for there culls. So that makes £40 depiction if she doesn’t die. Seems a lot for a ewe that doesn’t lamb very well.
 
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Cumbria
So at the moment I'm getting £100 for my lambs out of texel x ewes I know this will fall as the year progresses but the early lambing flocks have had more my cast ewes have made around the £100 pound mark and people are saying that shearlings are dear at £120, as much as I would like to buy any replacements as cheap as possible, if they aren't a good trade this season then they never will be.
We used to say a shearling should be 2 fat lambs and a hogg 1 and a 1/2 lambs so I don't think they are silly at all.
I still want mine as cheap as possible though
 

Moors Lad

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N Yorks
over £120 for a Texel cross yearling is beyond me.
Pre covid this spring you could get a swale tup lamb over £100 dw so I would say these yearling sheep want to be at least £120 to make it worth keeping them. Remind me what were the big cull ewes making then - I seem to remember some pretty hairy prices (£200 for a cull ewe was a possibility in some marts!)...
 

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Pre covid this spring you could get a swale tup lamb over £100 dw so I would say these yearling sheep want to be at least £120 to make it worth keeping them. Remind me what were the big cull ewes making then - I seem to remember some pretty hairy prices (£200 for a cull ewe was a possibility in some marts!)...
Being sensible a good tex x ewe was £120-£140. Ignore the £200 models. Pure bred terminal culls aren't anything to base replacement costs on. Given the trade I'd have thought £150-£175 for nice shearlings perfectly fair. Passes a bit back up the chain. I've weighed up growing shearlings plenty of times and tbh I'd want every penny of £40 margin over Hogg value in March to take them through to August!
 

crazy_bull

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Livestock Farmer
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Huntingdon
I got a trailer load of tex X theaves at £150/hd, probably £25 up on last year.

Beltex x Charolais theaves were £80+ dearer than last year.

The new arrivals don't seem to know what a dog is yet;


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