Tup hire prices

Unknown12

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Livestock Farmer
A local bloke is wanting to hire my pure Charolais tup for his ewes, don’t have a clue what to charge what’s the going rate to hire a tup? He’s only a shearling n payed £800 for it at beginning of autum. Cheers
 

MRT

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A local bloke is wanting to hire my pure Charolais tup for his ewes, don’t have a clue what to charge what’s the going rate to hire a tup? He’s only a shearling n payed £800 for it at beginning of autum. Cheers
Its just not worth it tbh. Either do it for nothing because you are friends and accept it may die or worse bring back every nasty under the sun or don't do it. I've one lent to a mate as he helps me out with things now - its not coming home, not worth it.
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
A local bloke is wanting to hire my pure Charolais tup for his ewes, don’t have a clue what to charge what’s the going rate to hire a tup? He’s only a shearling n payed £800 for it at beginning of autum. Cheers

Charge the tup's value minus the expected cull price, and then cull him when they're finished with it so that it doesn't take any nasty diseases back with him.

That would be about £650-£700 in your case.
 

JSmith

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Livestock Farmer
Scab potential would put me right off, if mine get out any where I’m frit to death what they’ve been next to!!
 

Mc115reed

Member
Scab potential would put me right off, if mine get out any where I’m frit to death what they’ve been next to!!
Generally the types of people who are wanting to hire tups are the type of people who have 10 ewes that are about 10 year old and haven’t been off farm or within a 10 mile radius of another sheep in years and aren’t really a concern, they’re far more likely too catch something from me than I am likely too catch something off them…
 

aangus

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Location
cumbria
Usually spend £600/£800 in tups, I only use them on my own brokers to try them out and then hire them so not very profitable really but it keeps it simple not having 4 groups of tups in the summer.
I wouldn't be hiring out that kind of money tup. I might be wrong (old age) but did you have an abortion problem last lambing? Sorry if I am wrong
 

aangus

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Location
cumbria
I've only got back into lambing ewes, 6 years now after a very long brake, and having been through an abortion explosion along time ago I wouldn't take any chances.
 

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