DAERA to assist with removal of fallen stock following recent flooding

Published: 4th September 2017

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs today announced it intends to assist farmers in the Glenelly and Owenkillew valleys with the disposal of dead animals lost in the recent flooding in the area.

It is one of a number of measures DAERA has put in place to support farmers affected by the serious flooding in the North West.

DAERA will arrange for the removal and disposal of the carcases provided landowners can arrange for these to be taken to suitable areas of hard standing. Any location must be accessible to large vehicles.

This is not a compensation scheme. However, in order to prevent the development of animal and public health issues, DAERA will manage carcase collections in the week commencing September 4th.

Farmers in these affected areas are invited to contact DAERA as soon as possible (before 4pm on September 7th) to avail of this support. Telephone 0300 200 7840, ask for your local Divisional Veterinary Office (Omagh or Strabane) and provide your herd or flock number, the number and type of stock to be collected, their location and a telephone number on which you can be contacted.

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