All dead livestock (not wild animals) must be disposed of appropriately. When you find fallen stock, you should arrange for it to go to an approved:
- knacker facility
- hunt kennel
- maggot farm.
Disposal of dead livestock
You can do this either by private arrangement using an authorised carrier or under the national fallen stock scheme.
The National Fallen Stock Company website can provide information on the national fallen stock scheme.
Further information is available:
National Fallen Stock Company (external website)
Telephone helpline: 0845 054 8888
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website can also provide further information on disposal.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (external website)
You can also contact the animal health duty officer by:
Using the 'contact us' option on the right hand side of this page.
Telephone: (01482) 396107
Fax: (01482) 396191
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