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One in five supermarket chickens is contaminated with the food poisoning bacteria campylobacter, an investigation has found.
Egg producer Stonegate Holdings, a company connected to the reported closure of an egg packing plant near Liskeard, has reported a fall in pre-tax profits of more than £4m in its latest accounts.
The Westcountry is to be declared a drought zone – despite the region’s water company insisting reservoirs are full enough to meet demand.
A demonstration is being held to protest about the planned closure of a 200-year-old livestock market in the Vale of Glamorgan.
A Guernsey sheep farmer says he may have to delay lambing as a precaution against the Schmallenberg virus.
ONLY one in 40 farmers in the United Kingdom is under the age of 35 and that low percentage of young people in farming has to change in the future if the industry...
A survey of farm rental increases last year throughout England, Scotland and Wales has shown an average rise of 25 per cent, but when only those in Scotland are considered...
Farmers in Sleaford are being advised to plant trees to reduce the risk of crops being affected by drought conditions.
Senior Scottish Tory MSP Alex Fergusson has criticised proposals to restrict the use of fertiliser by farmers as "over-bureaucratic" and "unwanted".
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.
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...
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.
A council is facing a bill running into thousands of pounds after fighting a battle over a cattle grid at three different courts.
Questions have been raised over the route of the proposed new A8 Larne to Belfast road.
Some of the most valuable sheep in Fermanagh are to undergo retina scanning in a bid to protect them from rustlers.
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.
Calls for farmers to plant trees to reduce the risk of crops being affected by drought conditions have been made.
Eleven farms in Devon and Cornwall have now recorded cases of the Schmallenberg virus - the disease which causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock.
An outbreak of bird flu in west Cork is not the deadly strain that threatens human health, final tests...
Six executives employed by the Government department charged with reviving the flagging farming industry are paid more than the Prime Minister.
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.
One Monday morning in September last year, Ron Fouchier, a virologist at the Erasmus medical centre in Rotterdam, stood at the Intercontinental...
Grains futures mostly fell Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Animal welfare inspectors have carried out checks on livestock being exported from the Port of Ramsgate in Kent.
Dozens of sheep belonging to the same farmer have been stolen in two separate thefts in East Lothian.
Kent now has more cases of a killer virus wiping out sheep and cattle than anywhere else in Britain.
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...
Marshland farmers have heaved a sigh of relief after Environment Agency Wales (EAW) binned bills for drainage work.
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.