Customised vehicle for Suffolk based equine cremations

Customised collection vehicle
Clarkes of Melton have just commissioned a new vehicle exclusively for collection of ponies and horses as part of their growing Suffolk based equine cremation service.

Equipped with four wheel drive the vehicle is designed to collect animals in all weather and ground conditions without fuss and whenever possible avoiding any consequential damage to soft ground at owners' premises.

Clarkes of Melton announce individual equine cremation facility

2000kg 4.18m3 Incinerator
Clarkes of Melton Ltd announce a new modern licensed equine cremation facility to benefit horse and pony owners in East Anglia.

Says proprietor Philip Clarke "We will liaise personally with the horse owners' veterinary surgeon to arrange discrete collection. Our many years of experience underpin a reliable and efficient process."

Guidance on dolav bins for carcasses of sheep, poultry and pigs during periods of high mortality

The Welsh Assembly Government has issued the following guidance on the temporary storage of animal by-products, including the use of dolav bins, during periods of high mortality in the sheep, poultry and pig sectors. Similar principles will also apply in England and Scotland.

Any person handling animal by-products needs to comply with the EU Animal By-Products Regulation. The Regulation requires that animal by-products shall be identified, collected and transported for disposal without undue delay. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the livestock keeper to ensure that carcasses are collected / delivered to an approved site without undue delay. The original article can be read here

New Animal By-Products Regulations agreed in Brussels

New European Union rules on Animal By-Products Regulations, which govern the disposal of catering and food waste, have been agreed in Brussels (14 November).

The regulation lays down health rules in relation to animal by-products not intended for human consumption. According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the new regulation introduces a more risk-proportionate approach to controls on animal by-products and clarifies the rules, including their interaction with other EU legislation.

The regulation will come into force in the UK from February 2011 to give time for detailed rules to be agreed under implementing legislation. The full article can be read here

10 year livestock ban for Welsh farmer

A Radnorshire farming couple has been banned from keeping sheep and cattle for ten years by Brecon Law Courts in a case brought by Powys County Council.

Andrew and Sarah Irene Thomas, of Brynwig, Llananno, Llandrindod Wells, pleaded guilty at a hearing in September to six charges under the Animal Welfare Act for causing unnecessary suffering to sheep and a further three charges for failing to dispose of sheep carcasses in a prosecution led by the council’s Trading Standards Service. They also asked for a further 28 charges in relation to disposal of sheep carcasses under their ownership to be taken into consideration. The original article can be viewed on the Farmers Guardian website here.


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