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The Department offers several services to the farming community:

Silage sampling - One sample at one location at one time £28.60 + Vat, each additional sample at same time at same location £17.59 + Vat. A DIY sample costs £17.95 + Vat. Silage, hay and ruminant feed sampling analysis can be arranged, please telephone: +44 1624 685844

Artificial Insemination

Wool Intake

Liquid Nitrogen - DEFA produces liquid nitrogen for sale to competent operators in the agricultural, medical and industrial fields. Licences to import bovine semen must be obtained from the Department.

Fallen Stock – The Department of Infrastructure’s Animal Waste Section can collect fallen stock within 24 hours of notifying DEFA. To notify DEFA of Fallen Stock, please telephone +44 1624 687595.

Soil Sampling – augers are available to borrow.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is committed to ensuring that its services are accessible to all. If you require these documents in an alternative format and / or language please contact us to discuss your needs.

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