Do you know an average? I wanted to get one from an online auction and the breeder has a few people to trailer them to different parts of the Us. But I don’t want to contact then unless I know it will be cheaper. Can’t be over 100. What do you think?Depending on how many you are shipping, there are transport companies that will ship according to distance. If you are planning to buy at a show, contact the auction company first and they will give you the names of the transport companies they have contracted with. Most larger shows and auctions will have transporters with whom you can arrange pick up from the show and delivery either to your premises or to a mutually agreed location. Be sure to inquire about insurance from the transporter.
You think it’s possible that shipping won’t be more than 100? I don’t want to bother them if it’s way out of budget. Thank you so much for the help. It now makes more sense. I’m worried that gas’s prices will be up to $8 by May (when I plan to go officially lamb shopping)Depends on distance, location of pickup and delivery, and number of animals transported.
Call the listed transporters and ask how much it will cost from the show location to your area. They will give you a quote. You will need to get the quote from them since fuel costs are going up all the time. Price the different truckers out till you find one you can afford. The haulers will be happy to give you a quote since they will need to book their numbers now for the show/auction. A full transport truck will be cheaper than one bringing just a couple animals.
If you wait until you have bought the animal, you might find that no one has room on their transport. I have been to a couple auctions where people that bought animals without having made arrangements had to scramble to find someone going to their area and ask them if they had room to trailer the animals for them. Not a good scenario.
You need to check transport costs before buying the animal since the transport costs will need to be part of your maximum budget for bidding on the animal.
You think it’s possible that shipping won’t be more than 100? I don’t want to bother them if it’s way out of budget. Thank you so much for the help. It now makes more sense. I’m worried that gas’s prices will be up to $8 by May (when I plan to go officially lamb shopping)