Farm unions give NFSCo backing

UK - UK farm leaders have given their support to the National Fallen Stock Company, although they have also said that work is needed to solve problems with fallen stock collection.

The NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru and Ulster Farmers Union have issued a statement that acknowledges that while there has been 581 complaints there has been over 100,000 collections.

"Despite what has sometimes been portrayed as widespread criticism of the collection and disposal service, it is worth noting that members' complaints have been running at less than two per cent," said NFU Scotland President John Kinnaird.

"Having said that, there is no doubt that there is plenty of work ahead to address localised problems where they have occurred."

Mr Kinnaird said whatever farmers' concerns about the burial ban, the law was the law.

"But it is important to remember that it is not the making of the Fallen Stock Company and they should not be the target of frustration at the ban itself.

"The company's representatives have worked very closely with the industry to tackle problems as they have arisen and their open approach is hugely appreciated."

Source: FWi
calendar icon 5 May 2005
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