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A quiet life in a monastery, secluded and immersed in prayer - this is what normally comes to mind when one thinks of a monk.
Police are carrying out DNA tests on the carcasses of two sheep after fears they may have been savaged by a big cat.
Firefighters have rescued 200 sheep trapped when heavy snow collapsed a barn roof on top of them in Northumberland.
A Bristol-based company said it plans to install Scotland’s first tidal energy farm in 2013.
Liz Goss, who has overall responsibility for the community nursing service in the county, said, "Local farmers have been great in terms of towing people out.
Modernity isn’t very good at disruption. It doesn’t have enough elasticity in it. And so when the snow lands on modern systems, they break.
Farmers in Worcestershire have been put on stand-by by the council to help clear frozen and snowy roads.
The U.K.’s Rural Payments Agency began 2010 subsidy payouts to farmers and will disburse more than 1 billion pounds ($1.56 billion) in the coming days as it works to meet a year-end target.
"Whatever your personal politics, there is no denying the importance of the EU when it comes to farming," Maeve Whyte, the Director of the NFU Brussels office, told Montgomeryshire farmers recently at...
Vaccinating badgers could prove a good way to tackle the spread of TB in cattle, according to research.
A warning was issued this week that falling pig production in Europe could lead to a rise in prices, especially in Britain which is a net importer of pig meat.
Up to 15,000 new jobs can be created in the agri-food business, according to proposals in a manifesto to be launched later.
An American farmer and adviser on a £34 million super-dairy project for Lincolnshire says large-scale farms can maintain high standards of animal welfare.
Farms across Yorkshire have been increasingly targeted by gangs of sheep rustlers as the price of lamb has risen, North Yorkshire Police have said.
A REALISATION that the UK’s strong wheat export pace has exceeded the expected surplus this season has sent London prices to a 2.5-year high and there is scope for further climbs.
Morrisons is to become the first supermarket in Britain to introduce CCTV cameras in all its abattoirs to ensure animal welfare rules are abided by.
Motorists are being urged to drive carefully overnight as snow continues to cause problems across Lincolnshire.
Farmers appear to be coping well with the early arrival of winter, although there are concerns that treacherous road conditions might disrupt the marketing of livestock.
Farmers in Northern Ireland are in a similar position to others in England, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line, it has been claimed.
The winter weather is hitting the agricultural industry particularly hard at the end of a year in which farmers have already been battered by some of the worst snowfalls on record.
A quarter of farming households live below the poverty line, the Government’s rural watchdog said as it urged ministers to help farmers access benefits and develop their businesses.
Angry farmers are fighting back after thieves stole hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment in the region.
Soaring feed grain costs have begun to shrink the size of the European Union’s pig herd and an expected tightening in supplies should drive pork prices higher.
A seventh person has been arrested in connection with the murder of a farmer believed to have been killed in a botched robbery in East Sussex.
A big cat is feared to be stalking northern England after a second sheep carcass was discovered.
The first Littleborough Farmers Market and Craft Fair was a huge hit with the community today.
Braving near freezing temperatures on Saturday, town centre shoppers in Wrexham showed overwhelming opposition to the badger cull proposed by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).
Farmers in Powys have been warned to be on guard after an increased number of sheep rustling incidents.
Badgers should not be culled to combat the spread of TB, a leading Oxford zoologist has insisted.