The National Fallen Stock Company has handed out more than £11m of government support to 41,000 livestock farmers since it was set up two years ago.

Members of the scheme get 35% of the cost of fallen stock collection and disposal paid for by the government after the EU Animal By-products Regulation came into force in May 2003. New members can still join the scheme, which will last for another two years. Telephone 0845 054 8888 or visit www.nfsco.co.uk