MARKET ENTRIES

In order to inform our buyers of numbers and entries we really need to hear from you with stock numbers you are entering. 

Please get in touch by 3pm Tuesday 01872 272722 

Leave a message after hours or drop us an email info@lodgeandthomas.co.uk

 

 

TB PRE-MOVEMENT TESTING RULES

ALL STORE CATTLE OVER 42 DAYS (6 WEEKS) OLD MUST BE TB PRE-MOVEMENT TESTED

Truro Livestock Market operates a separate exempt section which accepts tested as well as untested finished cattle and slaughter cows.  

Calves which are up to and including 42 days old on the day of sale are also exempt from the regulations as are store cattle from 3 and 4 year test holdings.

Store cattle and calves which are under 42 days old on the day of sale are also exempt from the regulations as are cattle from 3 and 4 year test holdings.

Store cattle which are over 42 days old and are from 1 and 2 year test holdings must have been tested within 60 days of the sale date.

Producers are required to use entry forms available from the Auctioneers and to declare in writing to the Auctioneers the date of testing.

Cattle will not be accepted unless they are presented to the market with an Entry Form showing a current TB test date.

 

AMENDED TB MOVEMENT REGULATIONS 

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

  • From 1st January cattle moving from herds which are currently free of TB will continue to have 60 days in which to move following a clear annual or pre-movement test.

Cattle Moving From TB Restricted Herds

  • From 1st January cattle moving to an "Orange" Market will only be permitted to be purchased by a slaughterhouse, the occupier of an AFU or licensed back to the herd of origin. Following a clear pre-movement TB test, cattle can be moved to such an "Orange" Market for up to 90 days (60 days increased to 90 days).
  • From 1st January cattle moved to any premises other than slaughter or AFU, from TB Restricted herds, will have to do so within 30 days of a clear TB test (60 days reduced to 30 days). 

 

CATTLE ENTRY FORMS AND FARM ASSURANCE

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 the 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.

Cattle Entry Form    Calf Entry Form

 

EARTAGS

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.

 

FIELDSMAN SERVICE

FREE on/off Farm Livestock Advice Service is available. 

Please contact the Auctioneer's offices for appointments or further information.

 

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