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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Transport for sheep to mart
« on: July 18, 2022, 04:17:34 pm »
Im wanting to take a few sheep into market, normally when moving anything about we use the Berlingo van, but I've been told that would not acceptable for a mart.
Is this true? Only our own stock ever goes in, and abbatoir have never said anything?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Transport for sheep to mart
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2022, 09:40:14 pm »
The abattoir should officially be rejecting anything being unloaded without a ramp which meets the regs, and the mart may have no option but to enforce those. 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Transport for sheep to mart
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 02:20:34 am »
Thanks Sally, the abbatoir unloading area is luckily the same height as the van floor, and doors swing right open, so we reverse right up. So no problem and nobody said anything.
Obviously mart would be different.
Will have to find haulage. One already let us down. >:(



SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Transport for sheep to mart
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2022, 03:00:49 pm »
If you have a local Faceache Smallholder group, might be worth an ask if anyone would lend you a sheep trailer or drop them off for you?  (We see the odd request on ours, and they often seem to get an offer. I'd help, if it was ever anyone near to me.)
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Eeyore-77

  • Joined Apr 2022
Re: Transport for sheep to mart
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2022, 10:32:57 pm »
Hi
Have you tried phoning the mart and asking them directly? They’d be best placed to give you their specific requirements.
Best of luck with sorting it all out.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Transport for sheep to mart
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2022, 07:34:24 am »
The abattoir should officially be rejecting anything being unloaded without a ramp which meets the regs, and the mart may have no option but to enforce those.
Probably because trading standards are often at the market, but not at the abattoir. The rules are the same for both (and technically all times you transport livestock). You’d need loading gates and a ramp.

 

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