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raygezer

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • brittany
exporting sheep tp france
« on: May 10, 2014, 06:17:40 am »
Hi there.a question for all sheep owners out there.has anyone had any dealings with exporting sheep to france? i am having to teplace some of my old ewes this year so ive been thinking i would like to go down the route of maybe having rare ish breed so i am interested in having dorset down.but so far in france the flocks all seem to be related can anyone help with ideas or suggestions sorry its been so long winded.
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Tim W

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: exporting sheep tp france
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 10:32:10 am »
From UK to France the sheep either need to ;
1) come from a scrapie monitored & MV accredited flock
or
2) Be scrapie genotype ARR/ARR and have 2 tests for MV 6 months apart

Also have to be tested for Brucella Ovis and get the appropriate forms completed by DEFRA & be vet inspected

Transport has to be by an approved vehicle/driver

  http://www.defra.gov.uk/animal-trade/exports-non-eu/

I've done it often enough over the years and it is a lot of work for the seller , so I double the price of stock being sold and make sure the buyer pays all other costs

If you want fresh blood it would be cheaper to buy what you can in France and then import semen

raygezer

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • brittany
Re: exporting sheep tp france
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 04:55:15 pm »
Thanx for your help ill go down the route of A I

 

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