Calf Collection Services

Dairy Development Scheme

A fully completed copy of this form must accompany all calves that are delivered to the collection centres. Download & print Calf Information Form [PDF]

Blade Calf collection centre entry forms

Please complete this form in full and send with the calves
Download & Print Calf Entry Form

Calf Collection Centres

Blade Farming now run two Calf Collection centres.

The main centre is located at Honiton in East Devon, and our new centre is located at Oaklands farm near Whitchurch in Shropshire (see maps opposite).

The centres run on a weekly basis for all types of rearing calves, and the Honiton centre runs on a fortnightly basis for the collection of calves from dairy farms under Defra TB movement restrictions. All calves entering the 'TB restricted Collection Centre' must be licensed by Defra Animal Health.

The centres can process in excess of 20,000 head of cattle during the year, and these are predominantly young rearing calves.

The collection centres maintain a high standard of animal welfare and all the staff are trained to handle livestock, minimizing the stress for the cattle and ensuring that the operation runs smoothly and efficiently.

The centres are regularly monitored by Trading Standards, Defra, and the RSPCA and always have an appointed Veterinary Surgeon on call if required.

Calf Collection Service

Calf Collection Service

Blade Farming also run a calf collection service in some areas of the country.

To find out which days this service is operating in your area, please Contact Us.

If you would like more information about our calf collection centre or calf collection service, please Contact Us or call 01458 259 413.

Calf Collection Centres

1. Silver street, Honiton, Devon EX14 8PD

2. Oaklands farm, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury SY4 5LR