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23. August 2017

Poland | Wola Lagowska | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh mit eingewachsenem Haltestrick.

Today, our team is controlling the cattle market in Wola Lagowska. We count about 500 animals. The cows are a majority, but there are also some bulls and calves. During the inspection, we see that most animals are in acceptable condition, only a few animals have neglected hooves, and some injuries on ischial bones caused by transport conditions.…

08. July 2017

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market

Today our team is inspecting the cattle market in Bodzentyn. There is much more animals than last time. We count about 600 animals. Half of them are young. We suspect it is because the subsidies were paid and farmers want to dispose of the animals. We notice one trader who wants to sell several very young calves. Some of them look very skinny, some…

20. May 2017

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh mit vernachlässigten Klauen.

Our team is inspecting cattle market in Bodzentyn. There are much less animals than a week ago. We count only about 300-350 animals. There are quite a lot of animals with neglected claws and a few emaciated cows. We note down the ear tag numbers and discover that two are written with a marker, and one was broken. Both are not clearly readable. We…

17. December 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market in Bodzentyn

[Translate to English:] Kühe mit überwachsenen Hufen.

Today at the cattle market in Bodzentyn are a lot of trucks but fewer animals than we expected. Our team counts about 600-650 animals, but we expected more because it’s the last market before Christmas. We observe only a few cows with overgrown hooves and a few emaciated animals. The others look being in surprisingly good condition. One of the…

23. November 2016

Poland | Łagow | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh mit eingewachsenen Hörnern

Today our team visits cattle market in Łagow. There are more animals than last time. We count about 500 animals. Among trader Ogoneks animals, we observe one cow with ingrown horn and a few with overgrown hooves, but the remaining animals seem to be in good condition. Few minutes after 8am, we notice in a small lorry a cow, which seems to have a…

17. September 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh mit überwachsenen Hufen.

Today our team counts about 500-600 animals (a lot of bulls and calves). Most of animalsseem to be in good general condition. Most of traders still refuse to use halters. Team observes few emaciated cows with overgrown hooves, few non-milked cows and one with huge swollen udder. Due to the strict enforcement of the authorities all traders…

10. September 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market

[Translate to English:] Kuh legt sich hin.

Today few Vet Inspectors and Road Police (ITD) inspect the market in Bodzentyn. They check carefully trucks transporting livestock. About half past 6 our teamobserves a cow (PL005166711708) lying down just after being unloaded. Market vet orders to water her and give her some rest. Even though the cow eats and drinks, she isn’t able to get up on…

28. June 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | Cattle market in Bodzentyn

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Our team starts at 6 o’clock inspecting cattle market in Bodzentyn. There are about 600 animals a little less than weeks before and the atmosphere is calm. Most of the animals are in general good condition only a few cows with overgrown hooves and one with swollen udder are observed. Team notes the ear tag numbers and will request an inspection…

22. June 2016

Poland | Bodzentyn | cattle market

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Our team finds at 7:30 a young cow lying at the market Bodzentyn. The traders move her to another place, she walks normal, but immediately lies down again. She appears to be weak and refuses to drink or to eat. We call the market vet, who immediately gives first – aid treatment to her. She remains lying and the vet gets prepared for euthanasia, the…