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Cirencester Livestock Market, Cotswold Agricultural Centre, Driffield Road, Cirencester, GL7 5QA

Tel: 01285 869911 (Tues & Thurs Only) or Tel: 01291 680068/01454 269486

Cirencester Livestock Market

Opened on 1st November 2005 and officially opened by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales on 22nd November 2005.  Situated off the A419 Swindon to Gloucester Road taking the Spine Road Junction signposted to South Cerney and the Water Parks, take the sharp bend exit signposted Driffield and the market is located 250 yards on the right hand side adjacent to Countrywide Stores.

Cirencester Market - Holding Number: 14/052/8001

Contact Chris Voyce (01291 680068), Jon Pullin (01454 269486), Richard Barrow (07885 298316).

CIRENCESTER MARKET

 

As at Monday, 2nd November 2020 at 10.00am


Due to the National lockdown as of Thursday 5th November 2020, Defra have confirmed that markets may continue to take place but MUST apply strict conditions and will revert back to a “drop and go” policy for vendors bringing stock to market for sale.
It is recommended by the Government that Pregnant women, people over the age of 70 or those with underlying health issues consider the advice of not attending.


Vendors:

You must drop your stock and go.
This action is to prevent any sellers from entering the market.
Vendors MUST deliver their animals to the loading docks (remaining in their vehicles) whilst the market staff unload the vehicle and take the animals to their pens.
The sale documentation MUST be collected by the auctioneer’s staff from the vendor’s vehicle when they arrive at the unloading docks – Vendors MUST NOT take the paperwork to the market office themselves, or enter the market pennage area.
Please leave any selling instructions with the auctioneer but please put a contactable mobile phone number on your paperwork.
The Lorry wash is open to Hauliers Only, Vendors to wash at home. Vehicles MUST disinfect wheels on leaving the site.

Buyers:

The number of buyers MUST be restricted to allow Social Distancing between each buyer.
Only ONE person per business and only buyers intending on purchasing on that day. Onlookers or more than one person per business will be asked to leave the market.
Markets will keep a register of those that attend their sales – contact name, address and telephone number.  Please register at office window on arrival.
Buyers will be asked to sanitise on entry to the market and again on exit.
Please note the market canteen will be closed for any sit-down meals and only take away drinks & food will be available.

The office door is closed and all enquires & payments at the windows.
Please respect other market users and market staff.

Thank you for your Co-operation

 

SALES OF REARING & WEANED CALVES, BEEF COWS & CALVES, STORE & DAIRY CATTLE AT OUR WEEKLY TUESDAY MARKET -

For sales of Rearing & Weaned calves, Beef Cows & Calves & Store & Dairy Cattle.  These operate as "Green" markets meaning all cattle & calves over 42 days of age MUST be pre-movement TB tested within 60 days of sale.  The Store Cattle Sale is a catalogued sale and is available by fax or e-mail on the Monday prior to sale.

These sales also include Sales of Organic Cattle Sales - Licencesed to sell Organic Cattle every Tuesday at Cirencester Market in conjunction with usual store cattle sales (closing dates for entries to the Organic Section must be to the Auctioneers 3 days prior to sale - accompanied with Vendors Trading Schedule and Transfer document). 

SALES OF TB RESTRICTED STORE & BEEF CATTLE AT OUR MONTHLY MONDAY MARKET - For Sales of Store & Beef Cattle & Barren Cows.  These operate as "Orange" markets meaning all cattle & calves over 42 days of age MUST be pre-movement TB tested within 90 days of sale.  The storage cattle is a catalogued sale and is available by fax or e-mail on the Friday prior to sale. 

APPLYING FOR A LICENCE HAS NOW CHANGED

Rather than making your application by telephone, Animal health now require a completed application form (tb204) to be completed & emailed / posted to CSC.TBlicensing@apha.gis.gov.uk.  APHA Customer Service Centre TB Licensing, Isca Building, Manley House, Kestrel Way, Exeter, EX2 7LQ, Fax: 02082 258 465.

Please note: Licenses are issued on a first come first served basis & may take up to 5 working days to process. As such, short notice requests may not be issued in time. Cattle can enter an Orange market if they have tested negative within 90 days of a new or repeat herd test, even if reactors are found (reactors must be removed from the holding prior to applying for a licence).

Cattle are NO LONGER ALLOWED to return home. The only onward movement allowed will be to an Approved Finishing Unit (AFU) or an abattoir.

Next Sales - Monday, 30th November 2020, Monday, 21st December 2020

SALES OF BEEF & OTM CATTLE & BARREN COWS AT OUR WEEKLY THURSDAY MARKET - For sales of Beef Cattle & Barren Cows.  These operate as "Green TB Exempt" markets meaning all cattle can move with or without a pre-movement TB test.  The non tested cattle can only be purchased if you have an Approved Finish Unit (AFU) & Exempt Finish Unit (EFU) or direct to Slaughter.

SALES OF SHEEP & GOATS AT OUR WEEKLY THURSDAY MARKET - For sales of Prime & Store Sheep & Cull Ewes.  All sheep MUST be accompanied with an AML2 Sheep Licence (available from the Market Office).  New ear tagging regulations came into force on the 1st January 2015 and are as follows: 

ALL LAMBS BORN MUST be electronically tagged either with a single electronic slaughter tag (if destined to be slaughter within 12 months) or full EID (1 electronic tag and a matching non electronic tag).

HISTORIC FLOCK / BREEDING & CULL EWES The historic flock being the older ewes will need to be electronic tagged with full EID (1 electronic tag and a matching non electronic tag).

ELECTRONIC SLAUGHTER TAG An electronic Slaughter tag is a single yellow tag with just your flock number and contains a microchip with animal number.

 

 

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To be used in sheep sold for slaughter or stores

(if destined to be slaughter within first 12 months of life)

Cannot be used for Cull ewes

FULL EID TAGS One electronic tag which is a single yellow tag with flock number & individual animal number and contains a microchip & one non electronic tag with the individual matching number printed on.

 

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To be used in all breeding sheep (ewes or ewe lambs) (if destined to be not to be slaughter within first 12 months of life)

To be used for Historic flock including cull ewes.

SALES OF PIGS AT OUR MONTHLY THURSDAY MARKET - For sales of Prime and Store Pigs, Sows & Boars on the second Thursday of each month.  All pigs MUST move with an electronic pig Licence eAML2 completing the Food Chain & Trichinella Sections.  The eAML2 helpline number is 0844 3358400.  Next Sales - Thursday, 10th December 2020 (11.00 am).

Sales Times - Tuesday's

        10.30am
Sale of Rearing Calves, followed by Sale of Weaned Calves
        11.30am

Sale of Store Cattle (Catalogues Prepared - e-mail/fax)

Sale of Organic Store Cattle

Sale of Dairy Cows/Heifers


Sales Times - Thursday's

(All Thursday markets are "Green" markets with a TB exempt section, which means Cattle can come to market without a Pre-Movement TB test)

        10.00am
Sale of Slaughter Sheep (New Ear Tagging Regulations)
        10.15am
Sale of Cull Ewes (New Ear Tagging Regulations)

        10.30am

Sale of Store Sheep (New Ear Tagging Regulations)

        11.00am

Sale of Pigs (2nd Thurs in month - Next Sale 10th December)

        11.15am
Sale of Beef Cattle
        11.30am
        Sale of Barren Cows

        12.00

        noon

 

Poultry - Cancelled until further notice


 
   
 
Market Reports Entry Forms (Download & Print)
  November   Store Cattle (incl Organic) Form Weaned Calf
Form
  - 3rd & 5th November     Beef Cattle and Under 36 months Form Dairy Form
  - 10th & 12th November    
  - 17th & 19th November     Barren Cow and Over 36 months Form

Thursday Sheep Entry Form

  - 24th & 26th November    
        Horticultural Produce & Plant Entry Form

Pig Entry Form & Declaration

        Calf Entry Form Primestock Schedule Cattle 2020
        TB204 Form (TB restricted application form) Primestock Schedule Prime Lambs 2020
        Cow and Calf Form

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

 

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