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Livestock Auctioneers Association. England. Wales. Livestock Auctioneers Association 122 Markets (67 with weekly calf sales) £1.85 billion turnover Annual Sales: 11 million sheep 1.51 million cattle (Incl. 220,000 motherless Calves) 175,000 Pigs.

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Livestock Auctioneers Association

  • 122 Markets

    (67 with weekly calf sales)

  • £1.85 billion turnover

    Annual Sales:

  • 11 million sheep

  • 1.51 million cattle

    (Incl. 220,000 motherless Calves)

  • 175,000 Pigs


Market assurance schemes
Market Assurance Schemes

  • LAA National Conditions of Sale for Cattle, Calves, Sheep and Pigs.

  • Auctioneer Training – Livestock Market Operations and management – Harper Adams University College

  • Drover Training – Safety and Welfare in Livestock Auction Markets – Verified by Newton Rigg College

  • Animal Gathering Order - Defra/AHVLA/Local Authority

  • The Welfare of Animals at Markets Order 1990

  • Markets, Sales and Lairs Order 1925

  • Farm Assurance

  • Regular attendance by AHVLA and Local Authorities agents


The Welfare of Animals at Markets Order 1990Covering calves(Calf means a bovine animal under the age of 6 months)

  • Minimum age – 7 days old

  • Navel must be healed and dry

  • Must not be tied up

  • Adequate supply of suitable bedding

  • Sufficient size of pen to allow calves to lie down

  • Provide covered accommodation, adequately ventilated

  • Declaration to state that the calf has not been brought to a market more than once during the previous 28 days

  • All calves must be removed from the market within 4 hours from the time when the last calf has been sold


Status of markets
Status of Markets

  • No auction markets are approved for direct export – on normal market days

  • Limited number of markets are approved as Export Assembly Centres


Black white bull calf average prices statistics taken from 1 livestock market
Black & White Bull Calf Average Prices(Statistics taken from 1 livestock market)


Food chain information note
Food Chain Information Note

Some calves go for Processing and it is essential if any calf has been treated we know what with, when and the Withdrawal Period applicable.

Please complete the relevant FoodChain Information Form.


The future
The Future

  • Home market

  • Export market

  • Values – UK versus Europe

  • Slaughter values versus Home Market values

  • Bovine TB


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