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27 May 2018 | Online since 2003

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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Poultry

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been lifted across England today, but poultry keepers are still warned to follow good biosecurity measures. ...

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone lifted across England

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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Shows and Events

BBC Radio One has banned the release of sky lanterns at its 'Biggest Weekend' festival taking place this weekend, in a win for farmers in the local ar...

BBC Radio One bans sky lanterns at festival in win for farmers

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25 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News

Police in Scotland are appealing for witnesses following the high-value theft of two Massey Ferguson tractors, worth £70,000. The incident happened...

Two tractors worth £70,000 stolen from West Lothian farm

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A tractor nicknamed 'Bobby' will visit five schools across North Yorkshire in a bid to educate children on their local police force and their role in ...

'Bobby' the police tractor to educate children about rural crime

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24 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

Thieves have broken into a family farm attraction and threw bricks at pigs, vandalised a greenhouse and stole hanging baskets used for plants. Farm...

Thieves abuse pigs and steal items from family farm attraction

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24 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

A 17-year-old man has died in an incident involving a tractor on a farm in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Police attended the scene of the sud...

17-year-old man dies in incident involving tractor

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23 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Animal Health,News,Pigs

An organisation which represents pig farmers has labelled undercover footage showing workers violently mistreating pigs at one of the UK's largest pig...

Footage showing abuse of pigs on Lincs farm 'abhorrent', NPA says

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23 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News

Alcohol testing should be an essential element of health and safety on the farm as incidents caused by drink driving whilst operating farm machinery h...

Alcohol testing should be 'essential element' of farm health and safety

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22 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

The partners of a Suffolk based farm have been ordered to pay out £28,400 after a haulage contractor was killed by an overhead power line strike. B...

Suffolk farmers ordered to pay out £28,400 after worker electrocuted

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22 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

A 20 tonne lorry has been seized and crushed after being linked to 28 incidents of large scale fly tipping on farmland. The vehicle was detained by...

Lorry linked to 28 incidents of dumping waste on farmland seized and crushed

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22 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

Five people needed medical treatment following a fire on an Aberdeenshire farm which took more than one hour to distinguish. The blaze tore through...

Five people receive treatment following Aberdeenshire farm fire

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21 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Over 270 sheep have been stolen overnight near Bridgwater, Somerset in what the police has described as a "huge loss for the farmer". Avon and Some...

Over 270 sheep stolen in theft described as 'huge loss for the farmer'

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21 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Cattle,News

A Co Armagh farmer has been fined £3,000 after being found guilty of charges relating to animal movement and tagging. Cannice Martin has been convi...

Farmer fined £3,000 for animal movement and tagging offences

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21 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

Five youths from a wider group of twenty crossed over a fence to deliberately attack sheep in a field in Lancashire, killing one lamb. A lamb was f...

Gang of youths deliberately attack and kill sheep in Lancashire field

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18 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Government,News,Sheep

Scottish farmers have welcomed a consultation towards strengthening the rules on responsible dog ownership around livestock. MSP Emma Harper has an...

Scottish farmers welcome consultation on battling livestock worrying

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18 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Slurry and Irrigation

Two farmers died in a slurry accident after entering it to remove a blockage, an inquest into their deaths has explained. Alexander Forman, 32, and...

Two farmers drowned in slurry pit after attempting to remove blockage

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17 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Pigs

A farmer has been left feeling "extreme distress" after around 65 of his pigs died due to suspected arson, police confirm. An investigation has bee...

Arson suspected as 65 pigs die in South Yorkshire farm fire

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17 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

A young farmer who witnessed his sheep being attacked by a dog has criticised some members of the public who think it is their "God given right" to wa...

'People think it’s their God given right to walk dogs off-lead'

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16 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

Tributes have poured in following the death of a "very well known" and "highly respected" farmer who died after a quad bike accident. Mr Henry, fro...

Tributes paid to 'highly respected' farmer who died after quad bike accident

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16 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

A woman has been ordered to pay £1000 in compensation after she lost control of her dog which subsequently savaged two sheep. The two sheep, which ...

Woman ordered to pay £1000 compensation after dog savages two sheep

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15 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Sheep

The police have released a picture of a couple they would like to speak to after reports of sheep worrying. Derbyshire police rural crime have rele...

Police release picture of couple after reports of sheep worrying

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15 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,Renewables and Environment

A man has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for operating an illegal waste site on a farm in Worcestershire. John Bruce, aged 45, was sentenced...

Man sentenced to 26 months in prison after operating illegal waste site on farm

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14 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Machinery and Equipment,News

A farmer from Northern Ireland has died after a tragic quad bike accident on Saturday, increasing the number of on-farm deaths to five in the last mon...

Northern Irish farmer dies after tragic quad bike accident

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14 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News

A sheep has been savaged by an out-of-control dog on a South Yorkshire farm catering towards helping people with mental health difficulties. Greave...

Sheep killed by out-of-control dog on South Yorkshire care farm

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11 May 2018 | Agri Safety,News,NFU

The NFU is calling for "prompt, effective action" as new Home Office figures shows agricultural-related crime has risen over the past four years. N...

NFU calls for 'prompt action' as new figures show rural crime rise