COVID 19 - LATEST OPERATIONAL UPDATES - 24th MARCH

IN THIS IS TIME OF NATIONAL CRISIS THERE ARE TWO MAIN PRIORITIES FIRST AND FOREMOST- PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH- THIS MEANS REDUCING THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 INFECTIONS AND MANAGING NHS RESOURCES SUPPLYING THE FOOD CHAIN *** Mindful of the above it is essential that livestock markets continue to act as the hub for livestock sales as they are able to react to price and supply in an instantaneous and dynamic way. THIS MUST BE ACHIEVED IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF and we thank our customers and staff for adapting as we enforce these priorities.



PLEASE NOTE

BECAUSE OF THE RISKS INVOLVED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER SALES BY AUCTION OF BREEDING CATTLE (WHICH INCLUDES DAIRY) AND BREEDING SHEEP (WHICH INCLUDES EWES AND LAMBS). PLEASE CONSULT THE AUCTIONEERS IF YOU NEED TO MOVE THESE CATEGORIES.

ALL OF OUR PRIME & STORESTOCK SALES ARE ‘DROP AND GO’ FOR VENDORS AND ACCESS TO ANY SALE RING IS THROUGH CONTROL POINT WITH ENTRY ONLY FOR BUYERS WHO REGISTER. BUYERS MUST STRICTLY FOLLOW THE GUIDELINE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH IS TO KEEP 2 METRES APART. SECURITY STAFF WILL BE PRESENT ON SITE TO HELP WITH ENQUIRIES, ISSUING PASSES TO BUYERS AND ENSURING THAT SOCIAL DISTANCE IS MAINTAINED. THE AUCTIONEERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL A SALE AT SHORT NOTICE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CUSTOMERS AND STAFF.

BUYERS (or vendors delivering stock to the docks) SHOULD NOTE THAT THEY MUST NOT ATTEND IF THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY OR THEIR CLOSE CONTACTS ARE VULNERABLE AS DEFINED IN THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. BUYERS ARE RECOMMENDED TO DOUBLE UP WITH OTHER BUYERS TO REDUCE THE NUMBERS OF BUYERS WHO ATTEND-THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ELIMINATE RISK AND CONTINUE TRADING. STORE CATTLE SALES WILL BE ADAPTED TO MINIMISE RINGSIDE ATTENDANCE AND MAXIMISE DISTANCING IN LINE WITH HEALTH ADVICE.

BUYER ACCESS TO THE MAIN OFFICE IS RESTRICTED BY REMOTE LOCKING AND ACCESS WILL BE ALLOWED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING.

IF YOU ARE OVER 70 OR HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH PROBLEMS OR DO NOT WISH TO ATTEND MARKET SALES BUT REQUIRE STOCK TO BE PURCHASED THEN PLEASE CONTACT AN AUCTIONEER WHO CAN ARRANGE FOR STOCK TO BE PURCHASED ON YOUR BEHALF.

Vendors will not leave their vehicle for unloading and will leave immediately after providing appropriate documentation. A new entry form is available which allows for additional sorting, luck money deductions and reserve price information. We urge vendors to keep in touch with auctioneers to determine buyer attendance and questions on trade as the demand and prices are changing by the day.

Payment will be made by BACS under usual terms or cheque posted the following day which enables us to deal with your instructions from the entry form. If you would like to move to BACS payment please ring the office for the appropriate instruction form.

THERE WILL BE NO REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE.