About our service
The knacker's yard provides a carcase disposal service and pre-planned humane destruction of cull livestock, including:
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 license email the States Veterinary Officer or call +44 (0) 1534 441600.
The Farmer's guide to the knackers yard services
Bookings and collections
Contact us to make your booking or arrange collection and leave a voice message. We do not provide an emergency slaughter service.
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 441643
You must display a calf collection pen sign at your collection point. Calf collection pen sign
|Minimum charge for all animals||£13.80|
|Calf||£13.80 (per animal)|
|Cattle||£0.25 (per kg)|
|Goat, sheep, pig and other||£0.24 (per kg)|
|Horse||£0.56 (per kg)|