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Keighley company helps cattle market keep an eye on livestock
2:16pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A Keighley company has ensured a sheep and cattle market can easily keep a watchful eye on its precious livestock.
Keybury Fire and Security, in Skipton Road, installed eight new CCTV cameras at Craven Cattle Marts.
The cameras will be used to monitor cattle pens and alleyways at the market in Skipton on busy sale days.
Keybury has worked with Craven Cattle Marts for ten years on its security operation, which now includes 23 day and night static cameras with remote access.
A cattle marts spokesman said that on a typical sale day, there can be 1,000 people at the market, with auctioneers conducting sales at a rate of up to three lots a minute and more than 10,000 lambs sold in any one day.
“Given the numbers of livestock and movements through the market, the opportunity for miscounts is high,” he said.
“However, the CCTV monitoring enables us to check where any problems occur and rectify them.”
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