Livestock Payment T&Cs
1. All information requested on the Producer Group Agreement form submitted must be complete and correct.
2. All livestock presented for sale to ABP UK must be Farm Assured under one of the approved Red Tractor Farm Assurance Schemes to be accepted by ABP UK and its customers. Please be reminded that it is unacceptable to transport pregnant females for whom 90% or more of the expected gestation period has already passed, or females who have given birth in the previous week for processing purposes. ABP UK reserves the right to impose penalties on producers who do not comply with the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Schemes.
3. All cattle supplied must adhere to the Farm Assurance residency rules which apply at the time of slaughter. Please note that CATTLE FOUND TO HAVE NOT SPENT 90 DAYS ON AN UNBROKEN CHAIN OF FARM ASSURED HOLDINGS WILL BE PAID AT REALISATION.
4. The producer is responsible for their Livestock transportation. Transportation of livestock must be undertaken in accordance with the Farm Assurance rules in place at the time. Livestock must be transported in either a producer’s own vehicle or one approved under the Red Tractor Haulier scheme. Livestock that are transported in a vehicle that does not meet these conditions will lose their Farm Assured status.
5. The producer is responsible for arranging transportation to the pre-agreed ABP UK plant and liable for the cost transportation of their animals to any ABP UK plant.
6. All suppliers must notify ABP UK, in writing of any changes to agreed delivery schedule and/or feeding regimes. Unapproved changes to agreed delivery schedules and/or feeding regimes might result in ABP UK rejecting the producer’s animals or making appropriate deductions to the base price quoted.
7. The producer agrees to all carcasses to be classified by a DEFRA licensed grading system (VIA) or alternatively, by a licensed Classification Officer approved by DEFRA.
8. Beef carcasses will be trimmed to UK Specification.
9. All cattle must be delivered with an official passport/licence in accordance with Regulations. Failure to correctly supply cattle with the appropriate documentation may result in payments being withheld.
10. All cattle must be identified individually on the official movement declaration to be supplied at the time of delivery. On arrival and prior to processing, all cattle will be identified and classified as Steer, Heifer, Young Bull, Cow or Mature Bull, by the designated lairage person at each ABP UK plant. The lairage person will enter the details into the system. Please note that in some instances re-classification can occur when animals are graded at the grading station, if classified incorrectly. The Producer accepts that the base price quoted for young bulls requires animals to be under 16 months old. Bulls aged 16 months or older at the time of slaughter will be subjected to a deduction in price.
11. A completed Food Chain Information (FCI) declaration must also accompany each delivery. Animals will not normally be slaughtered unless they are accompanied by a completed Food Chain Information form. Please note that in the event that an animal is slaughtered without a completed FCI declaration, its meat will be declared unfit for human consumption in accordance with the Regulations and disposed of as an animal by-product unless a FCI declaration is provided within 24 hours of their arrival to ABP UK plants. ABP UK reserves the right to charge Producers for any reasonable costs derived from the failure to supply the appropriate FCI at the relevant time.
12. ABP UK will not accept animals with TB or Brucellosis Reactors.
13. ABP UK will communicate details of weight and classification at a Producer’s request by pre-arranged fax or by e-mail automatically after slaughter.
14. The purchase price of cattle will be agreed prior to slaughter each week by an ABP UK Livestock Buyer and the Producer. It is the Producers’ responsibility to establish the current prices prior to delivery of livestock. No animal can be accepted on to an ABP UK site except by prior arrangement with the livestock officer. A pricing grid is available on request.
15. To achieve base price the cattle must have a minimum residency on final farm of 60 days for presentation at ABP Ellesmere and ABP Langport. For all other ABP UK sites the minimum residency on final farm is 21 days.
16. All animals will be subject to statutory/voluntary levies, company deductions and insurance if applicable. A full breakdown of deductions is available on request from your livestock office, and is fully detailed on the remittance payment.
17. ABP UK operate a flat rate insurance system, however, at the discretion of ABP UK, some animals may be designated as being supplied at owner’s risk.
Your animal will not be insured if:
– suspected or identified with C bovis. As these animals are not fully condemned, they will be paid at valuation or returned to the producer on request
– there is a reason to suspect that they have TB or they show Inconclusive TB reactors
– they display any signs of illness in the reasonable opinion of ABP UK
18. Cattle must be presented for slaughter as required in the FSA Clean Livestock Policy. The Producer agrees to ABP UK clipping the supplied animals for slaughter. There will be a charge per animal for clipping, please contact the site for the value of this charge.
19. ABP UK does not accept animals slaughtered as On Farm Emergencies.
20. Overnight lairage facilities are available based on prior booking with the Livestock Office. ABP UK do not allow bulls, cows in milk, casualty or injured cattle or cattle showing any signs of abnormality to be left in our lairages overnight.
21. All animals lairaged overnight remain the responsibility of the owner.
1) All livestock presented must be certified under one of the UKROFS/Organic approved schemes and an approved Assured Food Standards (AFS) Beef Assurance Scheme accepted by ABP UK and its customers.
2) A copy of your current organic certificate must be provided to ABP UK Livestock and must accompany each delivery of organic cattle for slaughter.
3) Organic feed must be supplied with cattle where it is agreed to overnight lairage.
For any queries please contact your local livestock office:
ABP Birmingham Support Office – 0121 717 2550
ABP Ellesmere – 0800 197 1037
ABP Guildford – 01483 796115
ABP Langport – 01458 254552
ABP Lurgan – 02838 323 622
ABP Newry – 02830 263 211
ABP Perth – 01738 624242
ABP Shrewsbury – 0800 197 1067
ABP Sturminster – 01258 474200
ABP Yetminster – 01935 872777
ABP York – 01904 488896
Please note that ABP UK will not be able to process any payments until your annual agreement (form and T&Cs) are signed and returned to ABP UK.