Which mule is best?

It depends what your market is for the offspring. Had nowt to do with the Welsh mule, the ncm swale bred ones are smaller and more compact and their lambs finish abit light I found. And they can be a bit soft.
Scotch bred ones are a bigger frame and you can get some good large lambs ( we have a good outlet for heavy lambs ) and seem abit more robust for us
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
North country's have the most lambs and easy to buy what you want (10,000's sheep for all pockets) but don't have the best lambs and if trying to keep for 1 more year will end up worthless
Scotch are dear to buy and seem to loose teeth very early but have excellent lambs and good cull value, if put a Suffolk have good replacements for early lambing.
Speckled welsh are a silly price and again don't seem to last and lamb are fine.
White welsh are cheaper and last longer, but have small fat lambs at 35kg.
Dales mules (you didn't ask I know) are reasonable to buy and seem to last well but are more wooly and not so nice to look at (but I don't give a monkeys about that), they do give a lamb with a better birth coat.
 

Jonp

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Livestock Farmer
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Gwent
Mules I breed are out of South Wales mountain (Nelson/Glamorgan) ewes. Not too big. Good feet, teeth and udders. Long lived and produce good, easy birth lambs . Hard as nails and still got the lovely ginger bits.
 

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