Winter Sheep Grazing

Anymulewilldo

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
It was 50p around here (North Derbyshire) several years ago, doesn't sound like it's changed much. We'll probably have some this year, aftermath are growing back nicely 👌
It hasn’t altered more than a few pence for years really. It’s only this last 2 years that the margin in store lambs has really increased
 
Mix of mostly swaledale and some Cheviots £1.05
It’s been £1 for a long time.
Some are here now. Due to leave 14 February but often stay longer if grass to eat.
Really good flexible arrangement to mow the lawns.
 
Location
Devon
I would just like to make the point for anyone visiting this thread for a definitive answer, there are many factors that could make grazing worth well over £1 /hd to actually needing to pay someone to graze.
Factors to consider;
quality of forage
quantity of forage
Size of blocks
management facilities
Fencing
Water
Shepherding
location
Time- when and for how long
Responsibilities for inevitable issues.

The actual figure is probably less relevant than having a suitable arrangement that makes both parties happy.
 

Anymulewilldo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Cheshire
I would just like to make the point for anyone visiting this thread for a definitive answer, there are many factors that could make grazing worth well over £1 /hd to actually needing to pay someone to graze.
Factors to consider;
quality of forage
quantity of forage
Size of blocks
management facilities
Fencing
Water
Shepherding
location
Time- when and for how long
Responsibilities for inevitable issues.

The actual figure is probably less relevant than having a suitable arrangement that makes both parties happy.
Very well put. No definitive answer.
Although those who say it’s not worth it money wise. I seem too write out enough cheques in the spring from £5k-£12k for keep? If that’s not worth it too the farmer I wish I was that rich! I know quite a few see the sheep keep money as “holiday spends” but that’s nowt too do with me 😉
 
Location
Ceredigion
Two points
I think location is the main driver
And the final point , I've had dairy farmers offer me more than the tack price not to have them if they could have the summer keep as well
I only have them because I think they do the pastures good , I could probs cover £1.50 head if I did not have them as said above
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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