Membership of the National Fallen Stock Scheme has reached over 41,000 and the company has distributed over £11m in government funding over the past two years.

The company was set up by DEFRA and the devolved authorities following the ban on on-farm burial or burning. 

There have been 700,000 collections of fallen stock carried out by the 140 collectors, since the beginning of the scheme in November 2004.

Michael Seals, NFSCo chairman, said: “NFSCo has reached this two year milestone achieving over 41,000 active members in the UK.

“The scheme has achieved its objective of delivering government support directly to farmers efficiently and at low cost. We are looking forward to progressing NFSCo into the future.”

Currently, members of the scheme get 35% of the cost of fallen stock collection and disposal paid for by government grant. 

New members can still join the scheme to benefit from this support that will last for the next two years. 

The helpline number for joining or enquires is 0845 054 88 88 or www.nfsco.co.uk