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Author Topic: pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!  (Read 1616 times)

bekka@dh

  • Joined Jun 2014
  • Cumbria
pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!
« on: July 28, 2014, 10:44:33 am »
Ok, the two boys are off to the abbotoir tomorrow morning :( and I am just getting everything ready so hopefully it will go smoothly as this is our first time.....

Can anyone tell me what I may be missing please?!
- online movement licence and print out for haulier (me)
- tagged with 1 metal ear tag each last night - and still on this morning!
- practised loading into the trailer 6 times now and all goes smoothly

Anything obvious I have missed out?!
Thank you!



Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 11:21:03 am »
I always print two AML's - one to take with me & leave and one for my file at home.
Hope all goes smoothly
 :fc: Mandy :pig:

Eve

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 04:21:25 pm »
Depending on the kind of abattoir you're using and how busy it is there: the feed bucket to rouse the boys with after their journey (mine tend to fall asleep in the trailer - though a very competent man there usually unloads them for us).


Put their breakfast in the trailer and they'll load themselves  ;)

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2014, 07:28:30 pm »
A list for the butcher with your name, number and how you want it cutting?

fiestyredhead331

  • Joined Sep 2012
  • NW Highlands
    • Facebook
Re: pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 08:59:23 pm »
freezer space for when they come home again  :excited:
keeper of goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, goldfish and children, just don't ask me which is the most work!

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: pigs off to abbotoir tomorrow - last minute check list!
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 02:06:34 pm »
Should take feed, water and a bucket (or in our case an old frying pan you can slide in and hold onto the handle of) in case of breakdown.

 

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