Monday, 6 July 2009

The Cull Ewes are back

Well the cull ewes went to the mart and came back. Pete who took them, was so disgusted with the price that he not only bought ours back but his also. It would appear that there was some sort of cartel bidding, or not as the case may be. This is not good for anybody, why these buyers do this is a mystery to me as before long no one will take sheep to the sales.
Hopefully prices will get better, meanwhile the 3 girls are merrily munching grass


Freyalyn said...

I'm sure they're pleased to be back, even if you aren't. At least it's only grass.

Weather much better now, though fleece takes longer to dry - that one I got at Woolfest is utterly gorgeous, crisp and very, very white. The seller bought some fibre off me too.

Jenny Holden said...

That's a pain. Would it be better to have them slaughtered for the freezer and just sell to friends and family? More hastle but I've made more money off culls that way.

Denise said...

Hi Jenny, that is what we will do with them later in the year. It was just that the price was so good, it was an opportunity not to be missed.