TRURO MARKET COMMERCIAL PRIMESTOCK PRIZE SALE

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

£500 PRIZE MONEY Kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual

Cattle Classes Cattle top price (p/kg) 1st Prize £50, 2nd Prize £30, 3rd Prize £20

Class 1 - Steer up to 650kg. Class 2 - Steer 651kg+. Class 3 - Heifer up to 550kg. Class 4 - Heifer 551kg+.

Stock to be delivered to the market by 9am. Stock must be sold to be eligible to receive any prize money. Stock to be entered prior to the sale day using the Entry Form below or email your entries to info@lodgeandthomas.co.uk or phone 01872 272722.

Commercial Primestock Entry Form

 

SALE REPORT - 1ST NOVEMBER

DISPERSAL SALE OF 34 BEEF SUCKLER COWS & 34 SUCKLED CALVES + 1 IN-CALF COW

Following the sale of store cattle on Wednesday 1st November, Lodge & Thomas were favoured with the dispersal sale of commercial suckler cows and calves on behalf of Messrs. T.F. Vague & Son of Stithians, Truro. This was due to a change in their farming policy. The cattle were removed to Truro Livestock Market for ease of sale.

A packed ringside saw the 69 head of cattle sell to an exceptional trade which is unsurprising as these were big cows and super shaped, quality, well-grown calves.

The majority of the suckler cow and calf outfits were sold separate from the cows as they would have been due to be weaned at any time. The top price suckler cow rose to £1,560 for a British Blue with top steer calf at £840 for a Charolais and with heifers to £770 for both Limousin and Charolais calves.

There were four outfits that sold for over £2,000 with the top a British Blue cow with her heifer calf selling at £2,330. Overall average per outfit was £1,640. An in-calf British Blue cow sold at £1,320.


 

SUCKLED CALF PRIZE SALE DATES 2017

Weds 27th September  *  Weds 11th October  *  Weds 25th October   *  Weds 8th November

Entries invited 01872 272722

 

FARM ASSURANCE

Farm Assurance has become even more important with yet another of our main buyers only being able to purchase Farm Assured cull cows or bulls. If you are not Farm Assured and wish to apply to become assured we can provide contact details.  

 

ENTRY FORMS

Vendors are reminded that all cattle moved to market must be accompanied by a movement/entry form, completed by the vendor. These forms are being checked every week to ensure that the regulations are being adhered to.

These forms are available from the Auctioneers.

Cattle Entry Form

  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PRODUCERS OF SLAUGHTER CATTLE FOOD CHAIN INFORMATION DECLARATIONS (FCI)

Legislation came into force on 1st January 2010 requiring slaughterhouse operators to "receive, check and act upon" Food Chain Information (FCI) for all cattle sent for slaughter for human consumption. This is part of the "farm-to-fork" approach to food safety introduced by the Hygiene Regulations from the beginning of 2006. FCI has been progressively implemented over the ensuing years with poultry in 2006, pigs in 2008, calves in 2009 and now cattle and sheep in 2010.

From 1st January 2010 producers selling cattle for slaughter are required to sign a FCI Declaration. Meat from animals slaughtered without a FCI Form will not be approved for human consumption until the FCI for the animal is received by the slaughterhouse.

It is essential therefore that the FCI Declaration is received by the Auctioneers before the animals are presented for sale.

For Cattle Vendors the appropriate declaration will be incorporated in our normal Cattle Movement Form. These are available from the Auctioneers. All vendors entering cattle for sale through the slaughter ring after 1st January 2010 must sign this Movement Form which should accompany stock to the Market.

Should producers wish to discuss these new regulations please speak to one of the Auctioneers.

 

EARTAGS

The Ministry have announced that with immediate effect cattle without both primary and secondary ear tags are no longer permitted to be sold through the market.

The Ministry will prevent Auctioneers from selling cattle without the correct ear tags and will insist that they are returned immediately to the holding of origin.

 

 

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