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National Fallen Stock Company looking for new pig director

9th Mar 2023 / By Alistair Driver

The National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo) is looking to recruit a new director with a background in the pig industry to its board.

While the advert does not specify a particular sector, the board member will replace pig industry veteran and former NPA regional director Ian Campbell and NFSCo would like someone with a background in pigs to help refine its service for the sector.

NFSCo, the nationwide service for the collection and disposal of fallen stock, said it is looking for someone who knows and understands the agricultural livestock sector and the challenges that come with it and who can relate to the context of the business with a degree of empathy for the people involved.

The role of the NFSCo Board is to provide high-level oversight of company activities and performance while making decisions on behalf of NFSCo stakeholders. Previous experience on a Board or committee is desirable, including an understanding of operational processes, current technology, and strategic planning.

This is a non-executive paid role, involving four board meetings (of two days each) plus other strategic meetings as required, totalling 10-12 days per year.

NFSCo chairman, Michael Seals said: “This is an opportunity for a forward-thinking livestock farming or veterinary professional to join our Board to help shape and manage a service that is vital to the farming community.

“In return, being a member of the NFSCo Board will provide a platform to meet influential, and well-connected people in our industry and those associated with us. A rewarding role that will challenge your thinking.”

The closing date for applications is Friday, April 14.

Applications and enquiries should be sent to Jane Rockingham:

Members can read more about the role and download the application form HERE

About NFSCo

NFSCo exists to facilitate an efficient and competitive nationwide service for the collection and disposal of fallen farm animals and horses.

It is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which works with around 100 fallen stock collectors around the country. The aims and objectives of NFSCo are:

  • To provide a national service for the collection and disposal of fallen stock that helps farmers to comply with Animal By-Product regulations.
  • To provide a fallen stock service that farmers use out of choice.
  • To ensure competition between collectors to keep prices fair;
  • To promote high levels of bio-security;
  • To ensure a fair marketplace, with well-defined service levels, transparent pricing, and cost-effective and bio-secure transactions.