Half of collection centres approved

By FWi staff

ABOUT half of the expected number of collection centres have been approved. More are expected to come on-stream shortly.

Since centres began operating eight weeks ago, 42 have gained approval for operation (see table) although Thirsk is currently suspended due to foot-and-mouth regulations in that area.

A further 53 are waiting for the green light as their applications are assessed by trading standards offices and the Meat and Livestock Commission.

Many of the initial obstacles to marts gaining consent to operate, particularly the hard-core issue, seem to have been ironed out now, says an MLC spokesman.

Licensed collection centres


Truro –   Weds

Bodmin** –   tba

North Devon Meat* –   Mon/Wed/Fri

Exeter Livestock Centre –   Mon/Wed/Thur

Bideford –   Tue

Honiton –   Tue/Thur

Shaftesbury –   Tue

Cheltenham*** –   Tue/Thur

Bourton-on-Water** –   Tue/Thur

Cheltenham*** –   Mon/Wed

Hereford –   Tue/Thur

Ross-on-Wye –   Tue/Thur

Ashford –   Tue/Thur

Melton Mowbray –   Tue/Thur

Market Harborough –   Wed (sheep only)

Wooler –   Mon/Wed

Thame –   Tue/Thur

Ludlow –   Mon/Tue

Bridgnorth –   Tue

Market Drayton –   Wed/Thur

Oswestry –   Wed

Hailsham –   Tue

Salisbury –   Wed/Thur

York –   Mon/Thur

Leyburn –   Wed

Thirsk –   Mon/Thur

Liskeard –   tba


Gaerwen, Anglesey –   tba

Carmarthen –   Mon/Thur

Cwmcoedwig*** –   tba

Aberystwyth –   Mon/Wed/Fri

Newcastle Emlyn –   Thur

Lampeter –   Mon

Wrexham*** –   Tue/Wed

Ruthin –   Tue/Wed –   

St Asaph –   Mon/Thur

Mold –   Mon/Thur

Neath –   Wed

Bala –   Tue/Thur

Haverfordwest –   Tue

Rhayader –   Wed/Fri

Cowbridge –   Thur

All are auction marts except as follows:&nbsp:
*abattoir (cattle only)&nbsp:
** private holding (sheep only)&nbsp:
*** private holding


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