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landhallow

  • Joined Nov 2012
Transporting sheep
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:05:54 pm »
Hi everyone. Can you advise me?!  :sheep:
I have only ever moved sheep from A to B locally and within a few miles..

What would be the best way to move a couple of sheep from say one end of the country to the other?
Are there people/companies who move animals regularly? What would be the most cost effective and safe way to transport a couple of sheep?  ???



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Yeoman

  • Joined Oct 2010
  • South Northamptonshire
Re: Transporting sheep
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 11:07:59 am »

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Transporting sheep
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 02:18:31 pm »
Ok....I have transported from France before now and so long as the sheep are not part of a business then transporting them yourself, providing the stops etc are done is not a problem. If there are 2 sheep then 2 of you in car is good too. The regs are very confusing as they assume everyone is transporting hundreds not one or two!
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woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Transporting sheep
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 02:19:48 pm »
......and if you don't want to do it Gordon George (Ardross animal transport) is brilliant!!!
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kanisha

  • Joined Dec 2007
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Re: Transporting sheep
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 03:45:57 pm »
well it is quite regulated but it pays to know the rules and to whom they apply. I had a little fun this winter transporting three ewes to germany for a spot of hows your father and then returning them thirty plus days later. I did this as a NON commercial transport and moved them myself under TRACES total distance travelled around 4000kms. if you can get well priced transporter to do a shared load and they are going in your direction the sharing of fuel costs may be worth it otherwise unless this is part of a sale or change of ownership its more cost effective to do it yourself BUT know the rules inside and out!!
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