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Knacker's yard service

About our service

The knacker's yard provides a carcase disposal service and pre-planned humane destruction of cull livestock, including:

  • cattle
  • pigs
  • sheep
  • goats

Culling is carried out when our workload allows and may be some days after you notify us.

The knacker's yard is not a service to ease animal welfare problems.

You should leave carcasses covered to prevent scavenging and in a position easily accessible for our staff to collect.

If your animal needs immediate or urgent destruction, you must make sure this is done in a suitable time scale. You should either request your vet's services or destroy the animal yourself. If you destroy the animal yourself, you must hold a valid slaughter licence and firearms certificate issued by your parish.

To apply for a slaughter licence email or call +44 (0) 1534 441600.

The Farmer's guide to the knackers yard services

Bookings and collections

To make a booking or arrange collection call us on +44 (0) 1534 441643. You can leave a voice message. We do not provide an emergency slaughter service.

You must display a calf collection pen sign at your collection point.

Calf collection pen sign


Animal​Charges , including GST
Minimum charge for all animals​£14.83
Calf​£14.83 per animal
Cattle​£0.26 per kg
Goat, sheep, pig and other​£0.25 per kg
Horse​£0.60 per kg

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