Farm & Fallen Stock Collection


If you need to arrange for the removal of farm and fallen stock, then call us at Martlands Waste Management. We are registered as collectors and disposers of fallen stock and casualty animals with the Fallen Stock company. Whether you need our service on an ad-hoc basis or under a longer-term contractual arrangement, Martlands are here to help you.

Farm and Fallen Stock Collection

Farmers are held responsible in law for the disposal of their own fallen stock. On-farm burial has been banned since 2003 to protect human and animal health. Article 21 of the EU Control Regulations says that fallen stock must be collected, identified and transported without any ‘undue delay’. This means farm and fallen stock collection must be dealt with as soon as is reasonable and that is where our service comes in. We will safely and efficiently collect and deal with the carcass. Where cattle over 48 months are concerned, they must be collected and samples taken by an approved TSE sampling site within 24 hours of the animal’s death.

The livestock industry can maintain public confidence in its ability to dispose of waste in a safe and sustainable manner by using experts like Martlands for fallen stock management and to fully comply with all of your legal responsibilities.

Fallen Stock Service

Martlands is a DEFRA-approved Licensed Sampling Centre to undertake TSE (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies) brain stem testing of fallen adult cattle (more than 48 months old). We can collect within 24 hours of being notified. The brain stems are removed and samples are sent to the VLA (Veterinaries Laboratories Agency) in Newcastle by courier. All carcasses are disposed of by rendering and incineration.

Our fallen stock service covers the Lancashire, Cheshire and South Cumbria areas and includes:

  • fully trained staff
  • fully licensed knackers yard
  • radio communication between wagons for a faster service
  • full post-mortem faciliteis

Just call the experts at Martlands for more information and a tailored quote.