Sheep Prices are terrible

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2004
Sheep Prices are terrible
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Mon, 01-21-2013 - 12:17pm

We sent some lambs to the salesbarn for the past three weeks hoping for better prices each week and it seems to be worse each week we send them Frown.  We figured that we got about half of what we would have gotten with the prices the past three years ...

Seriously considering downsizing to about 20 ewes right now Cry

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 2:42pm

I'm sorry the prices are so low right now.  How many ewes do you have right now?  Is it a lot more than this time last year?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2004
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 8:46pm
Jen, we're down to about 50 ewes right now. We've been slowly cutting back. We sold some cull ewes at Thanksgiving (in October here) and did quite well, but prices after that just kept going down. Lambs are selling at half the price of what they went for a year ago. We just sent stockers today and even they didn't do well. It's supposed to be like that all over unfortunately. I'm just always amazed at how the prices in the stores are not changing when the farmer isn't getting as much as before.