Pre-enter stock by Tuesday 3.30pm and qualify for our weekly Market Prize Draw!
PHONE 01872 272722
TEXT (Your name & stock numbers) to
Cattle/Calves - 07771 817307 Sheep - 07977 662443
ALL STORE CATTLE OVER 42 DAYS (6 WEEKS) OLD MUST BE TB PRE-MOVEMENT TESTED
FREE on/off Farm Livestock Advice Service is available.
Please contact Patrick Dennis for appointments or further information.
Mobile: 078896 00160
Market: 01872 272722
DEFRA have imposed new regulation on the movement of livestock with regard to TB testing with effect from 1st January 2013. These new regulations have created considerable confusion and we have attempted below to set out a clear summary of the new position:
Cattle Moving From TB Free Herds
Cattle Moving From TB Restricted Herds
Animals will be assumed non-Farm Assured if entry forms do not include stickers or if stickers are not affixed alongside the signature boxes on cattle passports.
Vendors also need to be aware that different Farm Assurance schemes apply to different classes of livestock. Penalties can apply if cattle are incorrectly described with regard to their Assurance status.
Farm Assurance continues to be crucial. There are a number of schemes available to producers to gain Assurance and if information or assistance is required please contact Bob Mosley.
Cows with only one eartag, i.e. born 1st September 1996 to 1st January 1998, are regularly condemned if the Food Standards Agency at the abattoirs decide they are worn and all letters and numbers are not legible. It is therefore recommended that even these older cows are double tagged for ease of reading.