Updated 7.4.20 1.07pm
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: COVID-19
HEREFORD LIVESTOCK MARKET
THIS WAY OR NO WAY!
PRIME HOGGS & LAMBS ~ CULL EWES ~ STORE HOGGS
No in-lamb ewes, ewes & lambs or calves
We have received government and DEFRA guidance that as an essential link in the food supply chain livestock markets can operate under strict operation rules. If we are to keep the livestock markets open then these measures must be strictly adhered to. It is this way or no way. If you are not happy to adhere to the following operating procedures please do not come.
It is essential that we protect all of our staff, vendors and buyers and provide a safe environment in which to operate.
Hereford Livestock Market will operate under the following “Drop and Go” procedure WITH NO EXCEPTIONS:
PLEASE NOTE: That for the week commencing 6th April 2020 there will be NO sale of baby calves on Wednesdays and there will be NO sale of Pigs on Thursdays. This will be reviewed from week to week. Apologies for the inconvenience but we are following LAA guidance.
It is essential that we know what numbers are coming, as we may need to limit numbers.
We understand that ideally vendors will want to see their stock graded and weighed, but under the circumstances we cannot allow this to happen. This is the ONLY way we can operate in order to mitigate the spread of this virus, protect all concerned and adhere to government guidelines. The alternative is that markets will shut completely. This alternative will ultimately prove to be a very bleak prospect for vendors and create an environment where there is no market competition, which will lead to a severe depression in the price of the commodity.
We are truly sorry for the authoritarian regulations, but the more that adhere to this simple procedure the easier and longer we will be able to operate and provide a competitive market place for your stock.
These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your cooperation in advance. We need to work together to get through these next few months the safest way we can, so we can hopefully return to a period of normality.
Again, if you are not content to abide by these rules, then please do not come.
Any queries please contact: 01432 761 882
We will announce on this website when the pig sales are due to commence again.
Contact Andrew Edwards – 07825 066859
Contact Graham Baker – 07831 119337
for further details