About Us

General Information

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.

The Board

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Michael Seals CBE, FRAgS - Chairman and English Director

Michael farms 250 acres in South Derbyshire, where he has an arable farm and small herd of South Devon pedigree beef animals alongside his equestrian breeding and competition interests. In addition to his NFSCo CIC role he is also The Chairman of AMTRA and past chairman of the AHWBE.

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Huw Davies - 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.

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David Lovatt - Director

David has over 40 years experience in the Fallen Stock Industry, bringing a wealth of experience as LASSA Secretary and as former owner of Brassington & Co, from Leek in Staffordshire.

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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.

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Robert Forrest - Scotland Director

Robert manages the family mixed farming business of arable and 370 Suckler Cows in East Berwickshire,   Director of Rural Surveyors business, FBRSeed Ltd, with a 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  Director of The Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland  and Past President of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association.

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Charles Bourns - Director & Company Secretary

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.

NFSCo Administration

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Ian Potter

Well known industry figure 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 Centre