A pedigree service

The in-Livestock team of Rachel Stamper, Caroline Neile and Carol Rickerby.

The in-Livestock team of Rachel Stamper, Caroline Neile and Carol Rickerby.

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A group best known for its livestock auctioneering has launched a new division to develop pedigree insurance.

The H&H Group, which includes the Harrison & Hetherington farmstock business, has introduced in-Livestock, a new venture which will initially specialise in offering bespoke insurance for pedigree cattle and sheep sold through the auction and farm-to-farm.

Chief executive Brian Richardson said: “Livestock insurance has become a very specialist area requiring dedicated staff, backed up by first-rate underwriters. We have spent considerable time putting together both the products on offer, along with a team of staff who will provide advice to livestock producers.”

“H&H Group has a heritage in livestock auctioneering and we are building on this by providing all pedigree and commercial breeders of cattle and sheep with first-class, exceptional value cover, both at our own auctions and sales across the country. This is a major investment in the sector and to give it the focus it deserves, it is being launched with its own brand entitled in-Livestock.”

in-Livestock provides full mortality cover – death by accident, illness or disease – and a guarantee which covers the conditions of sale in event of the animal not fulfilling.

There is also a full range of disease covers for both cattle and sheep. The in-Livestock team is headed up by business development manager Carol Rickerby.