Act early to use Older Cow Disposal Scheme

Spackman, Paul
August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/29/2008, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports that producers wanting to dispose of old beef or dairy cattle through the Older Cattle Disposal Scheme (OCDS) have until September 30, 2008, to book all animals in. The scheme, which pays about £230 a head for cattle too old to enter the human food chain, closes entirely at the end of December 2008 and the early booking deadline has been introduced to help manage slaughtering and incineration capacity through to the end of 2008. EBLEX estimates over 155,000 cattle born before August 1996 qualify for the scheme.


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