Fallen stock collections are also going to restart:
Fallen Stock Collection for England and Wales
Defra has announced that from 00:01 on Thursday 9 August 2007 in England farmers whose premises are within the Restricted Zone may make arrangement for fallen stock collections to take place from farms under strict bio-security controls, via National Fallen Stock Company registered collectors under a general movement licence. This follows an announcement on Wednesday 8 August 2007 enabling the collection of fallen stock from farms located within Wales.
It is still vital that appropriate biosecurity protocols are followed to ensure that the risk of FMD transmission is not increased by these movements. Any collections must be in strict accordance with the conditions specified in the general licence. Today’s announcement means that fallen stock can be moved from England to Wales and visa versa provided the conditions laid down in the England and Wales licence are adhered to.
Farmers who are not members of the Scheme should phone the National Fallen Stock Scheme Helpline on 0845 054 8888 for details of registered collectors operating in their area, or you can may also visit the ‘Find NFSS Collectors’ area of our website to find details of existing NFSS collectors operating in your area. Collection of payment will be the responsibility of the collector i.e. not via the NFSS payment system. However, to enable movement records to be maintained it will be mandatory for NFSS receipts to be utilised to facilitate traceability.Collectors who are not currently engaged by the NFSCo may register to collect fallen stock during this period by contacting Jason King on 0207 904 6246 who will, where necessary, arrange for the appropriate checks to be carried out and will advise on the necessary biosecurity arrangements.
For the carcases of cattle over 24 months of age the general licence also allows collections by collectors acting under contracts entered into with disposal sites by the Rural Payments Agency in relation to collection of fallen stock subject to TSE testing. Owners of over 24 months of age bovines in the Restricted Zone should contact the TSE Surveillance Helpline on 0800 52 58 90.