Covid-19 and TB Information

Information & updates. Now not mandatory to wear a mask when indoors but we still must take precautions to prevent the spread of the Corona virus & it’s variants!  Advice is that we should try to maintain social distancing and wear face coverings to protect yourself and others.   Social distancing still should be observed, i.e. 2 metres apart around the sale ring or sale pens, where possible. We ask that all prospective buyers sanitise on entry to the market and again on exiting the market. We all have to learn to live with the corona virus in future and take steps to reduce the risk of an outbreak. We therefore ask that all customers co-operate and continue to respect the rules to ensure our livestock markets can remain open at this busy and vital time of year. We ask that all prospective buyers sanitise on entry to the market and again on exiting the market. Disposable masks, 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 simply that only one purchaser should collect their invoice in the usual area, queuing 2 metres apart. Both vendors and buyers are permitted to attend livestock sales. We all wish to stay in business and we all wish to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection. Should anybody show symptoms and or test positive they should not attend the market until they have quarantined and a further negative test. Our Collective Sales are going ahead - see our collective auction page on this website.


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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