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Fallen Stock Scheme start date finalised

by 5m Editor
26 October 2004, at 12:00am

UK - Farmers can register for the National Fallen Stock Scheme from Monday 22 November. The National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo), which is running the scheme, said collections will start the same day.

A special helpline will be open from 25 October to answer farmers' questions about the Scheme.

The National Fallen Stock Scheme, and setting up of the National Fallen Stock Company to run it, is a unique joint venture reflecting a partnership approach between Government and industry.

Government is providing 310 million in the first year to allow the NFSCo to pay 30 per cent of the costs of collection of fallen farmed stock.

The Scheme will give livestock owners access to a guaranteed, nationwide, biosecure collection service at reasonable prices.

Michael Seals, Chairman of the NFSCo Board, said: "I know many livestock farmers are anxious for the Scheme to start and for details of how the Scheme will work.

"We'll be writing to them shortly with information about the Scheme and telling them how they can register.

"A helpline, 0845 054 8888, will be open on 25 October to answer any questions that farmers have about the Scheme.

"I look forward to as many farmers as possible joining the Scheme next month."

Source: Defra - 25th October 2004

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