Ship a lamb cost???

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Timewise, call anyway as long as they are in your time zone. Most livestock haulers are self-employed and use their cell phones for business. They are in business so will not be annoyed at calls asking for rates.
 

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Unlikely.
And for legal, vdot haulers, you need a certificate of veterinary inspection from the state it is sold from, to the state it is moving into.
There are a lot of scammers out there and now that covid has raised gas and other prices, hauling has also gone up.

You might be better off finding a rescue group that does cheap or free conveyor hauling, where multiple people do a small leg of the trip, to get to you.
Oh ok that’s cool I’ll also look into that.
 

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I had 2 sheep shipped from KS to ME and it was expensive...and with fuel costs going up I can only imagine how much more crazy it will get. I would say over $650 at least.
 

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I had 2 sheep shipped from KS to ME and it was expensive...and with fuel costs going up I can only imagine how much more crazy it will get. I would say over $650 at least.
Oh woh I was just about to call but now I’m second guessing this. I think I’m going to stick with the local breeders
 

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I called 3 times. They didn’t pick up. But I found a lamb I like a lot. An added plus, he is only a few hours away. Y’all think he will grow into a good show lamb? This is him a few days after he was born. I don’t know how many days.
 

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I called 3 times. They didn’t pick up. But I found a lamb I like a lot. An added plus, he is only a few hours away. Y’all think he will grow into a good show lamb? This is him a few days after he was born. I don’t know how many days.
Does he come from show lines? I am not familiar with that breed at all lol but I do show Katahdins and ours HAVE to have papers if you want to compete in breed classes. Im not sure about market lamb classes as that is not a area I show in. On a side note, he looks SUPER CUTE! I love lambs!
 

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Does he come from show lines? I am not familiar with that breed at all lol but I do show Katahdins and ours HAVE to have papers if you want to compete in breed classes. Im not sure about market lamb classes as that is not a area I show in. On a side note, he looks SUPER CUTE! I love lambs!
Yep we don’t need a Pedegree. He is from show lines. the mom has won grand ewe recently.
 

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How much do you think it would cost to trailer a lamb from a few places?

From TX to FL
From IL to FL
From KY to FL
Your best bet is to look up a ‘You Ship’ company (one called UShip comes to mind) but there are shippers that move just about anything from point A to point B. That said I can give you an idea of some of the shipping costs that I have had. Shipping three sheep over 1800 miles ran right up at $5,000. Keep in mind that one sheep costs the same to ship as three. If you can call several different shippers that work on a bid basis, and do not have a tight shipping schedule, you can get them to bid against each other. If you can find someone making the trip one way as a ‘dead head’ (empty trailer one way) you can negotiate for about half the cost.
The main issue is to make sure they are familiar with shipping ANIMALS. If they arrive with a box trailer without ventilation, send them away and tell them to get it right! Right on $3-$5 per mile is not an unusual cost. With gas and diesel the way it is….and my truck getting 2-3 mpg. And diesel up to $6.30 per gal….you can do the math. I’ve quite taking clients and am only moving my own animals until this gets resolved.
 
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