Agricultural News

Glancleddau Herd Dispersal

43 British Friesian Cows in the entire herd dispersal from DP & J Evans, Glancleddau, Dwrbach at Whitland Mart
on Tuesday 30th May, 11.15am.
Download File for catalogue.Published: 24th May 2017

Whitland Mid Month Suckler Sale

A very successful first mid month sale of suckler cows was had at Whitland Mart selling to a top of £1750 and averaging £1400 throughout. Download file for full report....Published: 8th May 2017

Dairy Dispersal at Whitland Mart

Whitland Dairy - Next dairy sale, Tuesday, 25TH April 2017
sale starts at 11.15am (to follow sale of calves at 10.00am)
To include: the Herd dispersal of 220HEAD Comprising of 110 in the milking portion
and 100 approx. youngstock from Mesrs Davies, Plaindealings, Hayescastle.

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Published: 19th April 2017

Updated BPS Entitlement Catalogue.

For further details contact Cardigan Office 01239 612 343.Published: 9th March 2017

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B.P.S. Entitlements - Catalogue now available

The first auction of entitlements will be held at Cardigan Livestock Market on Monday 6th March at 12 noon.

If you have entitlements to sell or wish to buy please contact Ron Thomas (07812 127 817) or Dyfan Davies (01239 612 343 and 07812 127 818)Published: 13th February 2017

Whitland Calf and Weaned Calf Sales

The latest calf and weaned calf sale at Whitland saw the top price achieved to date in the for two Charolais steer calves exceeding all expectations and selling at £750. Download file to read about how well the sale is going and to see how you can benefit from selling calves at Whitland's weekly sales.Published: 8th February 2017

J J Morris Calendar

Download file for the full sales list from Cardigan, Whitland and Crymych for 2017.Published: 5th January 2017

Dispersal of the Hafael Herd

Dairy Dispersal SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER (10.30 am) at Gilfachafael, Llanrhystud, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 5AL
(1½ miles A487, no access to articulated lorries)
Dispersal Sale of the pedigree HAFAEL Herd 203 HOLSTEIN FRIESIANS INCLUDING 12 RED & WHITES
Joint auctioneers – JJ Morris and Gwilym Richards
Further enquiries to Huw Evans on 07976 328177 or Gareth Thomas 07812 127824
Download file to view catalogue.Published: 22nd November 2016

REDUCTION SALE OF PLANT & EQUIPMENT - 26TH NOVEMBER

Due to the retirement of one of the partners after 50 years of trading, J.J. Morris will conduct a plant & equipment reduction sale on behalf of O.G. Davies & Sons at Whitland Mart ground on Saturday 26th November 2016 at approximately 12 Noon. Sale will commence at 10.00 a.m. with other agricultural and plant machines and small tools etc. Published: 11th November 2016

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Purely Pedigree Show and Sale - 22/10/16

J J Morris’s first ever Purely Pedigree Show and Sale for dairy cattle certainly lived up to its name and provided an excellent entry full of pure pedigree quality.
Download file for full report.Published: 13th October 2016

Gem and Graceland Jerseys Catalogue

The final dispersal of the Gem and Graceland Herd of Pedigree Jerseys at Whitland Mart on Tuesday 11th October, 11.15am.
Download file for catalogue.Published: 4th October 2016

South Wales Limousin Breeders Sale

Saturday 8th October, 11am at Whitland Mart.
The Autumn Sale of Pedigree Limousin Males and Females from the South Wales and Mid Western Breeders.
Download file for catalogue.Published: 3rd October 2016

Farm Sale

Sale of Farm Machinery, Vintage and Small Farming Tools at LLWYNYRHEBOG, PONTYATES, LLANELLI. SA15 5TB
Under instruction from Mrs Olga Gravell on FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2016, SALE TO COMCOMMENCE AT 11.00 A.M.
For full information and photos click on the link below

For further details contact J. J. Morris, Whitland Office 01994 240665
Or see photos on J.J. Morris website www.jjmorris.com or Find us on Facebook.

Published: 21st September 2016

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Purely Pedigree

Saturday 22nd October, 11.00am - Whitland Livestock Centre. Download file for Entry Form

We are delighted to announce that JJ Morris Auctioneers, after the success of their NEW dairy section, are launching the ‘Purely Pedigree’ show and sales at Whitland Livestock Centre. A unique bi-monthly sale that will showcase the best pedigree stock in South and West Wales from across all of the dairy breeds.
Entries are invited for Pedigree dairy animals of all classes and ages. Calved cows and heifers, dry cows, in calf heifers, bulling and maiden heifers, heifer calves and service age bulls.
The sale will promote and publicise local breeders giving you the perfect platform to showcase your animals. Here in West Wales we are rich in terms of high quality pedigree dairy stock – let’s celebrate this! The completely catalogued sale will follow a sponsored interbreed show.
The first ‘Purely Pedigree’ Show and Sale will be held on Saturday 22nd October, Show 10.00am/Sale 11.00am.
Published: 19th September 2016

Whitland Dairy - Tuesday 20th September

Download file for the catalogue of tomorrow's sale. 90 head from G & M Hancock & Family, Penllwyn, Bethesda comprising of the entire milking herd (80 cows) of which 21 are calved August and September and the remainder all year calving to dry cows and 10 incalf heifers. Excellent quality, high yielding cows incalf to Friesian, Blue and Simmental services. All calving and service dates are provided in the catalogue.Published: 19th September 2016

Pedigree Hereford Dispersal

Cardigan Livestock Market - Pedigree Hereford Cattle, Monday, 3rd October 2016, 12.00midday

Dispersal of the entire Coracle Herd of Pedigree Herefords for Valmai and Roger James, Penralltddu, Cardigan.
63 head including 20 cows and calves, 11 incalf heifers and from the new enterprise of Wagyus, 1 purebred Wagyu Cow with Wagyu heifer calf and 1 Pure Wagyu bull born June 2013.

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Cardigan office on 01239 612343 - Cardigan Mart on 01239 613228 - Gareth on 07812 127824Published: 12th September 2016

Whitland Dairy

Whitland Dairy - Next dairy sale, Tuesday, 13th September - sale starts at 11.15am (to follow sale of calves at 10.30am)
To include: 250 head comprising of a herd dispersal from P H Davies, Penrallt, Nanternis, New Quay;
60 cows, 10 incalf heifers and the Limousin Stock Bull (6yo). Excellent cows in top condition that will suit any system.
Cubilcle housed, silage and grass system with concentrates at milking times. All year calving; running with Limousin bull with PD results to be available
on day of sale. Farm Assured, Johnes attested. CPH No: 55/211/0288
and 180 dairy youngstock from Ludchurch Farms Ltd comprising of 50 bulling/served heifers, 50 yearling heifers and 50 heifer calves.
Top quality animals through all age groups and all out of pedigree dams and eligible for registration.
All queries and further entries to Huw Evans on 07976 328177
or Whitland Mart on 01994 240665
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Published: 12th September 2016

Special entry of breeding ewes at Crymych 31st August

SPECIAL ENTRY FOR CRYMYCH MART WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST

Genuine sale of quality breeding ewes from Claire Notley, Weirglodd to include:

51 - 2 year old ewes to include 7 Charollais

70 – 3 year olds to include 12 Charollais and 16 white faced mules

46 – 4 year olds to include 5 Charollais and 14 Suffolk X Texel mules

Do not miss an excellent opportunity to purchase quality females from noted lamb producers.

Also 108 broker ewes from Davies, Treginnis Uchaf, St Davids.

The breeding ewes will be sold after the cull sheep which start at 11:30am. Please contact Crymych office 01239 831 845 or Dyfan on 07812 127 818 for further details.


Published: 17th August 2016

SPECIAL ENTRY - SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST

6 year old Charolais bull, easy calving and has been used on heifers.

Sire of the £1305 sale topping Charolais steers sold at the last store mart in Whitland. Published: 17th August 2016

Standing Crop

Standing crop available for sale. Contact Whitland Mart on 01994 240665 for details.Published: 17th June 2016

Whitland Breeding Sheep Sales

First breeding ewe and ram sale at Whitland Mart will be on Friday 24th June, 11.00am. (Fortnightly thereafter)
1000 ewes, mostly Mule and Suffolk X yearlings, breeding rams and store lambs.
Sale to commence at 11.00am with rams, ewes approx. 12 noon
Published: 17th June 2016

Nicel Pedigree Jerseys Sale Report

A superb show of Jersey and Crossbred cattle were witnessed at Whitland Livestock Market on Friday and the catalogued entry attracted many buyers and onlookers to the dispersal of the Nicel Herd from Huw and Jenifer Evans and daughters, Helen and Nicola.
The cows could not have looked any better for the day of sale and all the hard work over the years and in the weeks running up to the sale would be rewarded with the excellent trade that came.
Download file for full report.Published: 27th April 2016

South Wales Limousin Club Sale

Whitland Mart - Saturday, 16th April, 11.15am (approx.)
Sale of Pedigree Limousin Bulls and Females for The South Wales and Mid West Limousin Cattle Breeders
To include: 10 Pedigree Limousin Bulls and Females to include Cows and Calves, incalf and bulling heifers
to be sold after the regular suckler entry approx. 11.15am.
Further enquiries to JJ Morris, Whitland Mart 01994 240665

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Published: 8th April 2016

Machinery Sale Shed Section

Next Machinery Sale is on Saturday 26th March. Download file if you want an entry form for the shed section.Published: 18th March 2016

Machinery Sale Entry Form

Next Machinery Sale is on Saturday 26th March. Download file if you want an entry form for the yard section.Published: 18th March 2016

Special entry of store cattle......

Next store sale at Whitland Mart will be on Saturday 5th March and will include an entry of 60 black Limousin steers and heifers, 18-20 months. All sired by a black Limousin bull and from BVD free dams and a Johnes free herd. Further entries to Whitland Mart on 01994 240665.Published: 25th February 2016

Sheep identification - Guidance Note December 2015

GUIDANCE FOR ALL SHEEP KEEPERS.

From the 1st of January 2016 all lambs born on or after this date must be electronically tagged either with a single EID tag (if going straight to slaughter before 12 months of age) or Full EID.

Lambs identified with a non EID slaughter tag prior to the 1st of January 2016 can continue to move with this tag, until they are deemed to be 12 months old.

Published: 22nd December 2015

Whitland Mart - Special entry of in lamb ewes.

WHITLAND MART SATURDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2015

A SPECIAL ENTRY OF IN LAMB EWES FROM MR. JOHN BROWN, TENBY

To include:

33 Welsh Mules - 4 yr old to Full Mouth. In lamb to a Suffolk ram.

50 White face Mules - Full Mouth & Brokers.
12 Suffolk X – Yearlings & Full Mouth.
In lamb to Charollais ram.

100 Char x Mules & Texel X Mules – Yearlings to Full Mouth
In lamb to Oxford Down ram.

All ewes due end of February onwards, scanned nearly 200%.

Also to include:

50 Suffolk X Mules and Berrichon X Mule ewe lambs.
1 Suffolk ram, 2 Charollais rams, 1 Oxford Down ram.

Sale to commence at 12 noon.

For further details, please contact the Mart Office – 01994 240 665.
Published: 15th December 2015

Farm Sale - Monday 23rd November

J J Morris have been kindly instructed by Mesr JA & MA Howell to conduct a clearance sale at Gwarcoed Farm, Pencader, SA39 9BY to include 167 HEAD of cattle & farm machinery on Monday 23rd November 2015, 11.00am comprising of 6x suckler cows and calves; 4x Barren cows; 2x Pedigree Limousin Bulls; 50x Continental and Hereford Incalf Cows (all PD tested, due Jan/Feb 2016) including 1 pedigree Limousin heifer; 20x store cattle. 80 Holstein & Friesian Maiden/Bulling heifers (including 40 pedigree Dutch heifers from high yielding dams) Followed by Machinery. Download file for livestock catalogue.
For further details contact Cardigan Office: 01239 612343; Huw Evans 07976 328177.
Published: 5th November 2015

South Wales and Mid West Pedigree Limousin Sale

Whitland Limousins Tops £4000

J J Morris reports a good days trading on behalf of the South Wales and Mid West LImousin Breeders with 100% clearance for females and bulls.
Females sold to 3850gns (£4042.50) for Gower Hazel with her March ’15 born heifer calf by Deri Iceman from Mrs C M Jones, The Horton, Gower and selling to L J Grove, Penmaen, Swansea. JV & K Brown, Llawhaden sold Redskins Fuzzy with her April ’15 born heifer calf Oxygene for 2850gns (£2992.50) to G James, Narberth who also purchased Sarkley Collette with her April ’15 born heifer calf also by Oxygene for 2400gns from JV & K Brown.
Mrs C M Jones also sold Gower Elly for 2250gns with a March ’15 born heifer calf to K G Tanner, Neath and Gower Holly with her April ’15 born heifer calf at 2200gns to T D Rees, Brynberian.
Incalf heifers sold to 2000gns for Redskins Ingerlisa from JV & K Brown to D Thomas, Boncath.
Maiden Heifers sold to 1800gns from JV & K Brown for Redskins Jessie to D Walker, Rhydcymerau andPublished: 1st October 2015

Whitland Dairy Sale, 15/09/15

An excellent show of crossbred heifers and heifer calves that sold to a good trade. Download file for full report. Published: 11th September 2015

Whitland Machinery Sale

First Autumn Sale of farm implements, machinery and equipment; plant machinery and equipment and all other tools/goods. Published: 11th September 2015

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Whitland Store, Saturday 5th September

Another large entry of store cattle at Whitland, approaching the 400 head to include 75 British Blue X cattle 12-16 months (50/50 steers and heifers); 15x Hereford Steers 17-22 months and 7 Welsh Black Steers 17/18 months and many, many more. Published: 2nd September 2015

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Special Entry Torddu Sheep at Crymych

On behalf of Mr. Ken Marpole
120 Torddu Sheep from the Plumstock Flock.
Not registered but from a registered flock.
at Crymych Mart on Wednesday 16th September, 2015.
(20 yearlings, 20x 2 year olds, 20x 3 year olds, 20x 4 year olds and 20 ewe lambs and ram lambs).Published: 5th August 2015

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Breeding sheep trade strong despite low lamb trade.....

With the lamb trade only making for depressing conversation amongst producers at this moment in time it was refreshing to see the confidence in the breeding sales. Yearling rams averaged over £300 with a top price of 570gns (£598.50) while yearling ewes sold to average over £100 with a top of £170. Download file for full report.Published: 27th July 2015

Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Bull For Sale

To be entered in the next Store and Breeding Cattle Sale at Whitland Mart on Saturday 1st August. Derw Sion born 10/04/2014. Well grown and in excellent condition.
For further details contact Huw Evans on 07976 328177. Published: 23rd July 2015

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Whitland Store this Saturday.....

What was turning out to be a relatively quiet store mart this coming Saturday now looks to be a s busy as previous sales. Entries have been coming in quick and fast already this week and total entries are approaching the 250 head mark. Entries include over 100 heifers so far and nearly 150 steers. Published: 15th July 2015

Breeding ewes continue to sell well

The trade from the first sale attracted a larger entry of ewes and with that came more buyers. As the season moves on the demand for rams will increase and this was seen in only the second sale of the year. Top price was 325gns for a Charolais yearling from Davies, Brynygroes Fawr. Rams averaged £260. More whitefaced ewes and a greater mix of quality saw a more varied trade on the day but the first quality yearlings were selling well. Texel X topped the day again at £146 from Jones, Bromebyd who also sold for £134 followed by Suffolk yearlings from Jenkins, Lower House at £129 who also sold a pen of Mule X yearlings at £126. A pen of Welsh yearlings sold for £65 and aged ewes also sold well with a top of £94.Published: 13th July 2015

Sell Live and Thrive

Lambs take a big slump in the space of 7 days and in our case in 24 hours. Monday saw an average of 152ppk in our Cardigan Mart, 15p down on the previous week, yet Whitland was down to 138ppk throughout. So it’s not just the dairy section suffering at the moment and one of the main commentaries were that not only were deadweight outlets dropping prices but weren’t even accepting lambs. “You just can’t get them in anywhere” was one farmer’s grievance. So we must reiterate that never did any livestock market say we don’t want or we can’t take your stock. If the direct supply was reduced they would soon be shouting for lambs and where better to sell then, than in the live ring where they have no choice but to compete. It would surely be a better situation to hear buyers grumble that they “just can’t get the lambs” than how it is currently. “Sell Live and Thrive”!! A motto for all producers to consider at these difficult times!!Published: 1st July 2015

Breeding sheep sales off with a decent start

The first breeding sheep sale at Whitland was held on Friday and with nearly a thousand sheep forward the current lamb trade made for a wary outlook. However, things went a lot better than everyone had hoped. Though down £10/head on last years trade, prices were £10-15 up on expectations and we saw a top price of £141 for Texel yearlings and £130 for Suffolk yearlings all from D A Goodwin. A complete clearance saw an overall average of £118 with rams selling to 300gns. The next sale is in a fortnight on Friday, 10th July. Entires to Whitland Mart on 01994 240665. Click download file for sale report.Published: 29th June 2015

Pedigree Limousin Heifers

Special entry of Pedigree Limousin Heifers, 12-22 months, from the Cwmfelin Herd at Whitland Mart on Saturday 4th July included in the fortnightly sale of Store, Breeding and Grazing Cattle. Sale starts at 10.15am. Click Download File for catalogue.Published: 23rd June 2015

Whitland Breeding Sheep Sales

First fortnightly sale of Breeding Sheep will be on Friday, 26th June.
To date we have received entries of 1000 ewes
Entries to Whitland Mart on 01994 240665. Published: 18th June 2015

Whitland Store - 20th June

An excellent entry and trade at Whitland with 68 barren/grazing cows averaging 105ppk and store heifers selling to £1220 and steers to £1335. Cows and calves sold to a top price of £1680. Click download file for full report. Published: 18th June 2015

Whitland Store - Saturday 6th June

One of the best sales of the year providing the variety of cattle to satisfy the great demand that there was for all classes of cattle. Grazing cows got the sale off to a fast start averaging 108ppk and the trade that followed for the stores was one of the best seen in 2015 anywhere in the area. Heifers sold to £1265 and steers to £1320 with over 100 cattle in all selling over £1000. A larger entry of cows and calves met a strong demand averaging £1256 throughout with a top of £1580 while an entry of Pedigree Beef Shorthorn Incalvers sold to £1180. Click download file to see full report.
Next sale of Store, Grazing and Breeding Cattle will be on Saturday 20th June, 10.15am.
Entries to Whitland Mart - 01994 240665
Gareth Thomas - 07812 127824
Huw Evans - 07976 328177Published: 5th June 2015

Salfach Jerseys Reduction Sale

Catalogue now online for the cattle included in the reduction sale of Pedigree Jersey Cattle from the Salfach Herd at Whitland Mart on Tuesday 9th June, 11.30am.Published: 2nd June 2015

Farm Sale

FOELFACH BUNGALOW
Blaenycoed Road, Carmarthen. SA33 6EH
Under instructions from Mr. D.T. & Mrs. ME.J. Evans (Who are retiring) J. J. Morris have been instructed to Sell the Well Maintained Farm Machinery on

FRIDAY 5TH JUNE, 2015. Sale to Commence at 12.30 p.m.

To include: Toyota Avensis 1.6 Petrol W Reg. 86,000 miles – 12 Months MOT, Husqvarna 135 Ride on Mower, Case 95 JXU – 4WD (11 Plate – 483 hrs), JD 4240S – A Reg, Bobcat 4 x 4 , Hydrostatic T2556 with various attachments, Pickup Hitch for JD, Vicon Spinner, Twose Bale handler, Claas Trailed Mower Conditioner 8’, Claas Rolant 254 Big Bale Baler (as new), Connor Topper Allman Crop Sprayer, Claas Liner 3505 Single Roto Rake, 2 Big Bale Spikes, Flat Trailer, Fahr Centifede, Kidd Ballast Roller, Ritchie Feed Trolley, 2 Sheep Hay Feeders, Potatoe Digger, Ferguson Cultivator, Bamford Vintage Muck Spreader, Mill etc.
VAT Applies Terms: Settlement Day of Sale
Further details from the Auctioneers J. J. Morris, Whitland 019Published: 2nd June 2015

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Notice to all vendors

As from 1st June 2015 our commission rates for all livestock sold through our markets will be as follows:

- Fat Lambs 3.5%
- Store Cattle 3.5%
- Barren Cows 4.0%
- Dairy Cows 4.0%
- Store Lambs 4.0%
- Breeding Ewes and Cull Ewes 4.0%
- Breeding Rams 5.0%
- Cows and Calves 4.0%
- Breeding Bulls 4.0%
- Calves 4.0%

All subject to a minimum charge of £1 per head. Statutory Levies and any tolls will continue to be deducted. VAT will apply where applicable.

This is the first increase for many years and we hope that we can rely on your continued support.Published: 18th May 2015

Dairy Youngstock on Offer in Next Whitland Dairy Sale

As well as consignments of freshly calved cows and heifers there are also special entries of dairy youngstock including 17 Friesian Incalf Heifers (5-8 months incalf to Hereford); 10 Holstein Friesian Incalf Heifers and 10 yearling heifers; 11 Friesian Bulling Heifers; and 10 further incalf heifers on Tuesday 12th May, 11.15am
For details contact Huw Evans on 07976 328177Published: 7th May 2015

Whitland Store Mart This Saturday - May 2nd

450 Store Cattle entered including entry of 80 Hereford Steers 12-14 months and the Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree Welsh Black Cattle.
Sale starts at 10.30amPublished: 30th April 2015

Dairy Sale - Tuesday, 14th April 2015

Nearly 200 dairy cattle forward with the Frenni herd selling to a top of £2000 and youngstock selling to a fast demand. Clcik on file to see full report.Published: 2nd April 2015

Whitland, Saturday 4th April

Special Entry of 50 Ewe and Lamb Couples.
SPeckle and Suffolk X ewes with Bluefaced Leicester Lambs up to a month old.
Sale at 12 midday.Published: 1st April 2015

Whitland Store Mart

Saturday 21st March - 410 Store Cattle and Weaned Calves (210 steers/200 Heifers) steers sell to £1280 and heofers to £1010Published: 19th March 2015

Upcoming Dairy Dispersal

JL & TWE Jones, Neuadd Farm, Llanarth, Ceredigion have decided to cease milk production to concentrate on their herd of Pedigree Welsh Black Cattle and will be bringing their entire milking portion of 25-30 dairy cows to Whitland Mart on Tuesday 31st March 2015 to be included in the Collective Dairy Sale commencing at 11.15am. Catalogues will be available online shortly. For further details contact your dairy auctioneer Huw 'Bach' Evans on 07976 328177Published: 19th March 2015

Whitland Dairy Sales Take Off With A Bang

Whitland Mart held it's first collective sale of dairy cattle on Tuesday, 10th March 2015 and a very respectable entry of 41 cows and heifers brought a good crowd of onlookers and active buyers. Deri Madeline topped the sale at £2150 joining Gatrog Holsteins.Published: 18th March 2015

The Basic Payment Scheme Wales Update

Like the Single Payment Scheme before you will need entitlement to claim BPS.Published: 20th February 2015

Sheep Tagging Update (December 2014)

EIDCymru an electronic movement reporting system for sheep and goats will be rolled out in November 2015
Published: 12th February 2015

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Calf Producers

Please note that it is now important to record the calf’s sire’s details on the Calf Registration form for BCMS and include the sire’s name on the passport. This is especially relevant for beef breeds that command a premium at slaughter, e.g. Aberdeen Angus. Some outlets will only purchase Aberdeen Angus x calves if this information is on the passport. It is only a little extra work at registration, and hopefully it will result in vendors continuing to receive good prices for their stock. Help us to help you by making the effort now and in the future. The same will apply for producers who rear calves to sell as stores/finished cattle. Get in to the habit and it will become second nature.



Roger Davies Published: 12th February 2015

Cross Compliance

New EU standards for CAP PaymentsPublished: 6th February 2015

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