From 1st February 2021 we have been informed that APC (our livestock courier) will, unfortunately, be increasing their prices.
Owing to the huge demand on the network as a whole, some areas had previously noticed the services restricted as they struggle to cope with unprecedented volume.
To combat this problem and to protect the option of a livestock service moving forward they have decided to put together a dedicated 'Live Fish/Invert' service. This will allow for easier tracking rather than using a regular timed service which would otherwise not be distinguishable from regular parcels upon tracking. Each individual depot and driver sign up to a code of practice put together by APC alongside OATA & the Environment Agency specifically designed to ensure the very best care is taken of your live animals during transit. This includes parcels being moved within a cage rather than loose with regular parcels and filming at entrance and exit points as part of their 'Security' service.
It is also being guaranteed that should one of your parcels be missorted at the hub, a same-day driver will be used to drive it directly to you before the end of the day, avoiding any delays at the cost of APC.
We feel that it is a positive step to have a dedicated service like this available to us, even in these crazy Covid times when the majority of other couriers are unable to guarantee next-day deliveries.
We will be monitoring this service constantly and ensuring that we are using the very safest routes to get our livestock to you.
From February 1st livestock deliveries will now be £34.95 for up to 15KG