Covid-19 and TB Information

Latest information and updates. Livestock Auctions/COVID-19 Hailsham Market from now on will be operating under standards agreed by DEFRA and The Welsh Government. *STOP PRESS* Livestock Auctions/COVID-19 Regulation Update Updated 21st August 2020 Clarification on Face-Coverings Government confirms that face coverings MUST be worn by all customers and other visitors attending English Indoor Markets Conditions which now apply to the sale of all Primestock, Cull Animals and Store Stock. As from Monday 27th April Similar conditions will also apply to the Sale of Breeding stock ie Beef Cows and Calves Ewes with Lambs at Foot THIS IS NOT A RELAXATION OF EXISTING COVID 19 RULES/PROTOCOL ALREADY IN PLACE - JUST AN EXTENSION All Purchasers must register on entering the market. Social distancing must be strictly adhered to, i.e. 2 metres apart around the sale ring or sale pens. Gathering points MUST be prevented i.e. café etc. - the market café will be take away only until further notice. South East Marts will be implementing a “Drop & Go” policy for vendors. Vendors MUST remain in their vehicles on arriving at the market and when delivering animals to the loading docks must stay in their vehicles, market staff will unload the vehicle and take animals to their sale pens.  Sale documentation MUST be collected by auctioneer’s staff from the vendors vehicle, vendors MUST NOT take paperwork to the market office or to the clerk at booking in points or enter the penning area. We ask that all prospective buyers sanitise on entry to the market and again on exiting the market. Disposable gloves will be available to all. Buyers on collecting their invoices from the market office do so only by adopting the two metre rule - we ask for simply that only one purchaser should collect their invoice in the usual queuing area. Specific to Store Cattle Sales: Should any Store Cattle vendor wish South East Marts will facetime/video call the producer when their cattle are being offered through the auction ring so they can be party to sales from a safe distance. Vendors and Buyers please abide by these regulations, do not jeopardise the continuation of Livestock Auctions during these difficult times. Livestock Auctioneers nationwide have assured the Government that Social Distancing will be applied at all times - Please abide by this We all wish to stay in business and we all wish to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.Ignoring coronavirus guidelines risks outbreaks and market closures. We therefore ask that all customers cooperate with the rules to ensure our livestock markets can remain open at this busy and vital time of year. COVID 19 Track & Trace is now in operation Should anybody that has been in the market test positive they will be required to identify contacts. Contacts - ie. someone within 1 metre of them with whom they have had a face-to-face-conversation, had skin-to-skin physical contact, have coughed on, or been in other forms of contact within 1 metre for 1 minute or longer someone within 2 metres of them for more than 15 minutes someone they have travelled in a vehicle with - or has been seated near them on public transport. Our Collective Sales Will be Postponed until Further Notice.


TB rules :

From 1st January 2013 all cattle holdings in East Sussex will become twelve month TB testing

holdings and, therefore, their movement between holdings will be subject to TB pre-movement


Hailsham Market - Wednesday:

South East Marts are pleased to announce that Hailsham Market on Wednesdays will now be able

to accept cattle, i.e. cull cows, finished cattle, etc. from East Sussex without TB pre-movement

testing in their exempt market section.

Cattle sold through the exempt market section will need to be moved from the market direct to a slaughterhouse, direct to an approved or exempt finishing unit or can be returned to the farm if unsold, i.e. the premises of origin. Only cattle from TB unrestricted herds in East Sussex will be acceptable. It is a requirement of the AHVLA that cattle are physically separated from other cattle and sold at the end of the sale to restricted destinations as listed before. N.B.  There appears to be some confusion over TB movement time periods: Cattle ‘moving off’ of TB free herds that are required to test annually and subject to TB pre-movement testing still have 60 days to be ‘moved off’ from the start date of the test. Please note that the sixty day period runs from the start date of the test and not four days later when the cattle are pronounced clear.  The six day rule remains unchanged. South East Marts Privacy Policy
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