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World News: United Kingdom
United Kingdom | 10 April 2012
Fertiliser ban ‘over-bureaucratic’

Senior Scottish Tory MSP Alex Fergusson has criticised proposals to restrict the use of fertiliser by farmers as "over-bureaucratic" and "unwanted".


United Kingdom | 8 April 2012
Pig farmers face £28m bill from Brussels

British farmers could be forced to spend about £28 million revamping their pig sheds – because a new ruling from Brussels says gaps in the floors are a millimetre too wide.


United Kingdom | 6 April 2012
Salmon farming growth forecast

The Scottish salmon farming industry says it is on track to increase production by 50 per cent to 210,000 tonnes by 2020, in its latest annual research report published...


United Kingdom | 6 April 2012
Poultry company fined after man loses arm

A Godney firm has had to pay £15,000 after a worker lost his arm when it became trapped in machinery without a proper guard.


United Kingdom | 6 April 2012
Cattle grid that will leave taxpayers rattled

A council is facing a bill running into thousands of pounds after fighting a battle over a cattle grid at three different courts.


United Kingdom | 6 April 2012
Locals oppose Ballynure bypass

Questions have been raised over the route of the proposed new A8 Larne to Belfast road.


United Kingdom | 6 April 2012
Sheep to get retina scans to fight rustlers

Some of the most valuable sheep in Fermanagh are to undergo retina scanning in a bid to protect them from rustlers.


United Kingdom | 5 April 2012
Winter haunts farmers as lambs die in snow

Arctic conditions which brought heavy snowfall and gale-force winds sweeping across Yorkshire left tens of thousands of homes without power and wreaked havoc on farms in the region.


United Kingdom | 4 April 2012
Plant trees to protect crops from drought

Calls for farmers to plant trees to reduce the risk of crops being affected by drought conditions have been made.


United Kingdom | 3 April 2012
Schmallenberg cases in Devon and Cornwall

Eleven farms in Devon and Cornwall have now recorded cases of the Schmallenberg virus - the disease which causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock.


United Kingdom | 3 April 2012
Bird flu outbreak 'not H5N1 strain'

An outbreak of bird flu in west Cork is not the deadly strain that threatens human health, final tests...


United Kingdom | 30 March 2012
Farmers' income is dwarfed by govt salaries

Six executives employed by the Government department charged with reviving the flagging farming industry are paid more than the Prime Minister.


United Kingdom | 29 March 2012
Son loses appeal over 'promised' farm

A farmer’s son who was "promised" ownership of the family’s ’1.2m farm in Derbyshire has lost his appeal over being left out of his father’s will.


United Kingdom | 29 March 2012
Bird flu: two mutant strains

One Monday morning in September last year, Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus medical centre in Rotterdam, stood at the Intercontinental...


United Kingdom | 29 March 2012
Grains futures mostly fall

Grains futures mostly fell Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.


United Kingdom | 29 March 2012
RSPCA inspects welfare of exports

Animal welfare inspectors have carried out checks on livestock being exported from the Port of Ramsgate in Kent.


United Kingdom | 28 March 2012
Rustlers steal dozens of sheep

Dozens of sheep belonging to the same farmer have been stolen in two separate thefts in East Lothian.


United Kingdom | 28 March 2012
Kent tops Britain's killer sheep virus toll

Kent now has more cases of a killer virus wiping out sheep and cattle than anywhere else in Britain.


United Kingdom | 27 March 2012
Battle is on to control global parasitic epidemic

Scientists and research workers across Europe, including the world-renowned Moredun Research Institute, will combine in a three-year project aimed at producing new strategies to deal with increasing l...


United Kingdom | 27 March 2012
Victory for Welsh farmers over marshland

Marshland farmers have heaved a sigh of relief after Environment Agency Wales (EAW) binned bills for drainage work.


United Kingdom | 26 March 2012
Birds Eye up for sale with price tag of £2.5bn

FROZEN food business Birds Eye is believed to have been put up for sale by private equity firm Permira with a price tag of up to £2.5 billion.


United Kingdom | 26 March 2012
Six farming top brass earn more than PM

Six executives in charge of reviving the flagging farming industry are paid more than the Prime Minister.


United Kingdom | 23 March 2012
Chernobyl sheep controls lifted in Wales

Restrictions on hundreds of Welsh and Cumbrian sheep farms dating back to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster have finally been lifted - 26 years on.


United Kingdom | 23 March 2012
Reasons for farms to be quietly confident

Last week I attended an excellent seminar delivered by Andersons, farm business consultants.


United Kingdom | 23 March 2012
Fining salmon farmers ‘to cost 1,000 jobs’

Controversial plans to impose heavy on-the-spot fines on Scotland’s salmon farmers for minor breaches of rules could lead to nearly 1,000 job losses and lose the sector £100 million, industry le...


United Kingdom | 22 March 2012
3 rare breed cattle injured in dog attack

3 rare breed cattle have been injured in a dog attack.


United Kingdom | 21 March 2012
Pig farmers disappointed in EU figures

Pig producers from the United Kingdom were less than happy to learn from European Commission officials yesterday that fewer than half the member states will be able to comply...


United Kingdom | 21 March 2012
Badgers in Shropshire to get TB vaccine

Badgers on a Shropshire nature reserve are to be vaccinated in a bid to stop the spread of cattle tuberculosis.


United Kingdom | 20 March 2012
Co-operating to beat sheep scab

Veterinary scientists at Moredun Research Institute and SAC hope that vets and farmers will help eradicate sheep scab by providing samples for a new early warning diagnostic test for the disease.


United Kingdom | 16 March 2012
Shropshire resolute in face of drought

And although weather forecasters predict Shropshire could again go into drought this year, the county farmer is not panicking.