Staging posts aim to help fallen stock collections

UK - Disposing of fallen stock caused problems for many farmers last year, as some collectors employed by the National Fallen Stock Company failed to cope with demand over lambing.

But, according to NFSCo chairman Michael Seals, those problems should be history as collectors have worked hard to avoid a repeat of the scenario of dead animals lying on farm for weeks.

"We are fully aware of the problems faced in certain parts of the country last year, however, we believe a series of measures being implemented this year should help overcome these difficulties.

"Most of the problems in north Wales last year were caused by logistics.

There simply wasn't the ability to cope with demand, largely due to the distances operators had to travel to collect stock and the nature of the road network in the area."

This year Mr Seals says NFSCo is hoping to have at least one collection depot open in the area to enable animals to be made up into bulk loads.

"This will reduce the amount of time taken to collect animals and allow farmers to deliver animals to collection depots themselves."

Source: FWi
calendar icon 13 February 2006
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