Considered one of the world's leading agricultural appraisers & expert witness, Daventry Appraisal Services has traveled throughout the United States and Canada conducting equine, farm equipment, and livestock appraisals. We have appraised some of the most well-known Holstein, Angus & Jersey cattle in North America and have also appraised some of the top jumper and dressage horses in Europe through Daventry Equine Appraisal Services, a division of Daventry Appraisal Services. We have been hired globally as an appraiser and consultant on many litigation cases. We are qualified as an expert in court proceedings in both Canada and the United States, work closely with several of the major insurance companies in both the U.S. and Canada on livestock death-claim reimbursements and fraud investigation, have completed appraisals for multi-million dollar estate and insurance settlements, tax audits, divorce disputes, and have performed appraisals for multi-million dollar hog, poultry, dairy and beef operations. Private investigation services are also available.
Daventry Appraisal Services is also known in the industry as the go-to appraiser for obscure and exotic animals. We have extensive experience appraising breeding/show dogs, breeding/show cats, animal actors for film & television, as well as game, exotic, and endangered animals (both land and marine) for various private zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries, and non-profit organizations throughout North America.
Daventry appraisals are considered certified for legal purposes internationally and are known for their thoroughness and attention to detail. We are also considered a qualified appraiser by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and our appraisals are Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant. We have been appraising for over two decades and have helped our clients win millions in litigation judgments and settlements. Combined with our background and credentials in the agricultural industry, our appraisals and expertise provides a valuable asset in the courtroom!
Insurance policies & claims
Divorce & estate settlements
Charitable donations & tax audits
Bank collateral & bankruptcy
Purchases, sales & syndications
Litigation & contract disputes
Livestock & farm equipment
Game and exotic animals
Marine and endangered animals
Veterinary medical equipment
Frozen semen & embryos
Tack & equipment
Review of opposing valuations & appraisals
Expert witness testimony
Livestock expert consulting
Livestock rebuttal witness
Preparation of rebuttal questions
Testifying at depositions and trial
Review of cases from retaining counsel
Provide either verbal or written expert opinions
Review of testimony & exhibits from witness depositions
Explanation to counsel on case merits or lack thereof
Locating veterinary experts and specialists
Criminal & civil investigation
Locating witnesses & interviews
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