The value of sheep has plummeted since the turn of the year. One farmer from Aberdeen, Farmer McInnes, has seen a nil return at five of six markets so far with just one single sheep hitting the mark at the lowly Dumbarton market in January. Confidence in Farmer McInnes’s on-the-field ability is at an all-time low and cries of “ewes are useless” are now common place from visitors to his Pittodrie farm.
rumour is they are for the chop if they don't perform better
Never really got the Aberdeen/farmers/sheep ****gers thing. We’re more sheep farming territory down here in the south.
Thats actually a bit misleading. The quality of the land in the north can only support certain numbers of sheep, so the rates of sheep to the hectare will be lower, but more hectares will be given over to sheep.