The aims and objectives of NFSCo CIC are:
- To provide a National service for the collection and disposal of fallen stock that help farmers to comply with the Animal By-Product regulations;
- To provide a fallen stock service that farmers use out of choice;
- To create competition between collectors to keep prices low;
- To promote high levels of bio-security;
- To find ways of reducing the cost of fallen stock disposal, without compromising the efficiency and service levels of collectors.
Michael Seals MBE
- Chairman and English Director
Michael farms 250 acres in South Derbyshire, where he has an arable farm and herd of South Devon pedigree beef animals. In addition to his NFSCo CIC role he is the chairman of The Animal Health and Welfare Board for England. He is also a past NFU council member and committee chairman.
- Welsh Director
Huw and his wife Sheila, live on a tenanted National Trust farm on the Dolaucothi Estate in West Wales. The farm carries a flock of 560 breeding ewes and produces finished lamb to sell collaboratively with six fellow tenants on the Estate. He runs a facilitation service, with clients in the public and commercial sector. He is involved in various Welsh Government initiatives, and sits on the NFU Cymru Livestock Board and the main NFU Livestock Board in Stoneleigh. He undertook a Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust study, Farm Animal Welfare - a voyage of discovery.
Ian Campbell MBE
Intensive Sector (Pigs)
Ian has held many positions within the pig industry during his career, and is a retired regional manager of the National Pig Association. He is also a director of Unitron UK Ltd.
- Government Director
Neil is an experienced civil servant, and head of the Animal By–Products unit at DEFRA, with responsibility for advising on government policy, including the disposal of fallen stock. He was responsible for developing the national fallen stock scheme in 2003, and has been a government director of it ever since.
Campbell Tweed OBE
- Northern Ireland Director
Campbell is a suckler cow and sheep farmer from Cairncastle, near Larne, on the County Antrim coast. He is currently chairman of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust and is a former president of the Ulster Farmers' Union. He has also served on various other organisations including the UK Hill Farming Advisory Committee and the Northern Ireland National Sheep Association.
- Scotland Director
Robert is the MD of a 670 hectares family farming business in East Berwickshire, an independent rural consultant and agricultural valuer, with diverse experience in the Agricultural Industry. In additon to these business interests Robert has gained invaluable experience in his involvement with many industry related organisations including Consultant at FBR Ltd, Director of the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, and of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association Council.
Charles owns and runs a poultry farm which produces 400,000 chickens per annum based in Charfield. He is a dedicated advocate of British poultry farmers and the British poultry industry and is a recognised spokesman for them both at National and International level, dealing particularly with policy and regulation. Charles brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board having previously held positions with the NFU Poultry Board, British Egg Industry Council and European Commission Poultry Advisory Group.
Well known industry figure and livestock farmer Ian Potter heads-up the NFSCo CIC administration team, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the scheme. His team offers a high quality personal service to members and collectors from the NFSCo CIC offices in Stanton, near Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Ian and his team use their experience of the livestock industry to offer a quality service, and have a track record of resolving any problems quickly and efficiently.
NFSCo CIC Administration Team