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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:13 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

The cottage we used to rent here (until 2 years ago) was on a hill farm.  every now and then a lorry would turn up and take away the "cull" ewes. The farmers wife used to help load them but said to me afterwards once..I hate it you don't know where they are going and the chances are they won't wind up in an abattoir.  I asked her once then why? and she said, more money. But I said, I sell mutton, have it killed locally and sell it myself.  she said "not the way its done round here" and i think that the problem. money and "its not the way its done" and the inability to think outside the box.  One of the many reasonswe will NEVER send one of our animals to market.  we are there when they are born adn we are there when they die. Then we know
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

debbie can you explain how that works, we send ours to works or sale and they have to go where we send them to
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dealers.  They will go round the farms buying up cull stock if you don't want to send to market and take your chance on the price on the day - either way you don't know where they will end up unless you take them to an abattoir yourself
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you debbie as we don't have that here, we sell to works 'abattoir' at set price/kilo or to sale yards where they are bid on by buyers


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