UFU welcomes Fallen Stock Scheme

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

NORTHERN IRELAND - The Ulster Farmers’ Union is urging farmers to take advantage of the National Fallen Stock Scheme (NFSS), which is expected to be open for applications before the end of November.

UFU President Campbell Tweed described the scheme as a major step forward in resolving the issue of fallen livestock: “We have been working with the National Fallen Stock Company for some time to develop a workable solution to this problem.

The NFSS is the best option for complying with current European legislation on fallen animals and we would urge farmers to give it their full support. The greater the number of farmers that use the scheme, the more viable it will become.“

The running costs of the scheme will be subsidised by Government during the first year. Subscription to the NFSS is expected to cost around 328 per annum, with a pay-as-you-go system in place for the collection of fallen animals.

The UFU have been informed that these rates will vary depending on the category of livestock for collection. Further details of these rates are expected in the near future.

Source: Ulster Farmers' Union - 27th October 2004

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