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1100 producers left with no fallen stock service

by 5m Editor
5 June 2006, at 12:00am

UK - More than 1000 livestock farmers across north Wales are without a fallen stock service after trading standards officers closed a storage plant near Wrexham. But the operator of the plant has said he is confident the service will be reinstated next week. The collection centre at Marchwiel, operated by Clutton Agricultural, was closed by Wrexham trading standards last Thursday (25 May) after the owner of a neighbouring premises complained about the smell. On inspection, trading standards officers were confronted with six weeks&#39; backlog of deadstock. The suspension of a fallen stock service in north Wales will frustrate farmers in the region after problems last year finding a collector to serve the area. National Fallen Stock Company board chairman Michael Seals has written to the 1100 affected farmers informing them of the situation but, he said, there was nothing else the company could do other than suggest they speak to their local animal health office. <i>Source: FWi</i>

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