We deliver racing pigeons and other livestock throughout the UK, Ireland, Belgium & Holland every week. Livestock is picked up every Wednesday and delivered with guaranteed next day service on Thursday (see FAQ below for exceptions). To book your delivery online, please complete the form below.
Coronavirus Update November 2020
We are continuing to deliver & collect as normal throughout the Government lock-down in November 2020 for as long as the government allow us to operate and we will assess the situation on a daily basis.
European deliveries suspended from December 2020 onwards
Livestock Deliveries and Collections will continue as normal to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Belgium and Holland until the week commencing 7th December 2020 when we suspend our services to these countries indefinitely pending the outcome of Brexit negotiations.
Christmas Schedule for UK Mainland deliveries
The last UK Mainland collection/deliveries before Christmas will take place during the week commencing the 14th December 2020. Collections for UK Mainland will then resume in the New Year during the week commencing 4th January 2021.
Upcoming changes for deliveries into Ireland
ALL LIVESTOCK DELIVERIES INTO IRELAND will shortly be incorporated into the TRACES system. When the system goes live there will be a £10.00 increase across the board for all deliveries going into Ireland. Read more here
Upcoming changes for deliveries into Ireland
Please note that ALL LIVESTOCK DELIVERIES INTO IRELAND will shortly be incorporated into the TRACES system (TRACES intra trade animal health certificate signed by an official ministry vet which we have now appointed). This will require all ring numbers to be entered onto the booking form when making the booking for the order to be processed. If the ring numbers are not entered then the booking will not go through. We have had to take this measure to comply with the Irish agricultural authorities and as a result when the system goes live there will be a £10.00 increase across the board for all deliveries going into Ireland to cover the extra administration costs which will be taken at the time of booking. Please keep checking the website for further updates.
Delivery schedules affected by the Coronavirus
Due to DEFRA guidelines and the increasing European Border closures we have temporarily suspended ALL LIVESTOCK DELIVERIES AND COLLECTIONS into Ireland & Europe.
Belgium, Holland Collection & Delivery dates will now restart the week commencing Monday 25th May 2020.
Ireland & Northern Ireland Collection & Delivery dates will now restart the week commencing Monday 5th May 2020.
Livestock Deliveries and Collections will continue as normal in Mainland UK for as long as the government allow us to operate and we will assess the situation on a daily basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Note: certain hard to reach postcodes may incur addtional pricing.
Deliveries within England, Wales will now be £50.00
Deliveries to Lower Scotland will commence at £55.00
Deliveries to Higher Scotland will commence at £60.00
Deliveries from the UK to Ireland will be £60.00
Deliveries from Belgium to England & Wales will be £60.00
Deliveries from Belgium to Scotland will commence at £75.00
Deliveries from Belgium to Ireland will be £120.00
Deliveries from Holland with the postcodes starting with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 to England & Wales will be £90.00
Deliveries from Holland with the postcodes starting with 7, 8 & 9 to England & Wales will be £100.00
These prices are for up to 12 birds per consignment. Any consignments with more than 12 birds will be charged £3.00 extra per bird.
Higher Scotland postcodes include AB, DD, HS, IV, KY, PH and ZE.
Certain hard to reach postcodes including those beginning with KW, PA34 and PA23 may incur further price increases.
For Ireland and Northern Ireland we deliver to fixed drop off locations (indicated in the form when booking).
When will my livestock be collected and delivered?
Livestock is picked up every Wednesday with guaranteed next day delivery (on Thursday), except for the following scenarios:
- We have switched to a fortnightly service for deliveries involving addresses from Europe, Ireland & Northern Ireland until further notice. The collection date will be displayed in the form when booking.
- Deliveries involving postcodes beginning with AB, DD, HS, IV, KW, KY, PA, PH and ZE may take a further 48 hours to arrive.
- Deliveries from Northern Ireland will be collected on Monday
- Deliveries from Ireland will be collected on Tuesday from the pick-up location
- Deliveries to Northern Ireland & Ireland will be delivered on Thursday to the drop-off location
- Deliveries from Belgium will be collected on Tuesday for delivery on Thursday
- Deliveries from Holland will be collected on Monday for delivery on Thursday
What time do I need to order by for a delivery this week?
For UK only* addresses Tuesday before 12pm** is the latest time you can order for this week’s pickup on Wednesday. Orders placed from 12pm onwards on Tuesday will be collected during the Wednesday of next week.
*Deliveries from Northern Ireland must be placed before Friday 12pm for collection on Monday.
*Deliveries from Ireland must be placed before Monday 12pm for collection on Tuesday
*Deliveries from Scotland must be placed before Monday 12pm for collection on Tuesday
**Deliveries involving a Belgium or Holland must be placed before Friday 12pm to make the next relevant collection day.
I’m a trade user with regular livestock deliveries, do you offer discounts to trade users?
Yes we have trade user accounts, subject to approval – please apply for a trade account here. If your account is approved you will be able to sign in and place bookings. Trade users are not required to pay at the time of booking and will be billed at the end of the month.
Are your vans heated?
No, we have controlled airflow but no heat.