Sale Health Standards
Females must have completed a full course of BVD vaccination prior to being served and if not from an accredited herd they must have blood tested antigen negative. Bulls must have completed a full course of BVD vaccination and if not from an accredited herd they must have tested antigen negative.
Any females sold as in-calf must be accompanied by a valid P.D certificate which will be given to the auctioneers either with the entry form or the passport prior to the sale. This will be checked by the stewards.
Females sold as A.I’d should be accompanied by a service certificate.
The service sire and dates must be stated on the entry form for females sold as running with the bull.
Any animals not conforming to the standards laid down by the society will be re-classified and sold in the appropriate section of the sale.
Any vendor declarin the health status of their animals must provide the auctioneers with a signed declaration and a copy of their health certificate where appropriate.
The society will provide forms facilitating transfers and membership applications. These will be handed to the purchasers at time of payment in mart office. Please note vendors are now responsible for the payment of transfer fees and therefore this shall be deducted from the vendor’s cheque at the time of sale. (Transfer fee £12 including VAT)
All cattle coming to Scotland from a 1 or 2 year TB Testing area in GB must have passed a TB Test within the previous 60 days of the movement. This applies to all animals over 6 weeks of age. If he animals stay in Scotland they must pass a further post movement test which has to be carried out between 60 and 120 days following the movement. Proof of testing will have to be provided by the vendor.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL VENDORS
It is pleasing to note that at recent sales buyers from Ireland and Germany have been purchasing animals to export. We now highlight the main criteria currently required to export animals. Whilst Irish buyers are required to make their own arrangements for keeping animals prior to export, animals purchased for Germany require to be taken back home by the vendors and tested by them. German purchasers will be charged £300+VAT to assist with the vendors expenses. This will be passed to the vendor once the animal been exported. The rules are as follows:
- All animals (if older than 42 days) must be TB tested within 30 days of exporting.
- Cattle destined for Germany must, in addition, be isolated for at least 30 days and tested clear of IBR.
- Animals will require veterinary inspection 24 hours before travelling.
- Animals may need to be treated with ‘spot- on’ before travelling, some lorries may need to be treated prior to loading.