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On-Farm Burial of Carcasses Allowed Due to Bad Weather

4 April 2013, at 6:03am

UK - Defra has permitted the on-farm burial or burning of carcases for farmers affected by the bad weather.

The recent bad weather has been a severe blow to British farmers making it extremely difficult for farmers to dispose of animal carcases. During these exceptional circumstances farmers will be allowed to bury or burn animals on the farm land.

To support farmers through these difficult times, Defra has relaxed rules on driver hours to allow extra time for essential deliveries of animal feed get through to farms and permitted farmers with red diesel in their tractors to help grit and clear snow from public roads to help communities during the bad weather.

Defra has also asked the National Fallen Stock Company to consider reduced costs for multiple collections of stock from the same farm.