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Cost of Fallen Stock Disposal to be Reduced Further

10 June 2009

UK - The National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo) is set to increase its subsidy for collecting over-48-month cattle by 15 per cent, further reducing the cost of disposing of fallen stock.

According to FarmersGuardian, NFSCo chairman Michael Seals confirmed the new subsidy would be 35 per cent, after uptake of the scheme had not been as high as initially anticipated.

The discount comes from a £2 million grant provided by Defra when it handed over responsibility for the collection of over-48-month cattle in January this year, writes Jack Davies for FarmersGuardian.

That discount was initially 20 per cent, but Mr Seals said with a lower uptake and improved cost efficiencies at NFSCo, there was now more money available to increase the discount.

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