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Farmers in Fife, Scotland have been told to be vigilant when securing farm machinery following the theft of three tractors in March alone. There ha...

Farmers in Fife told to be 'extra vigilant' following tractor thefts

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18 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

Farmers across the north of England and Wales were forced to move sheep to dry land after flooding began over the weekend, and some even helped strand...

Farmers help stranded motorists and move sheep after flooding

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15 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Ten sheep have been killed by an out-of-control dog on a Lancashire farm near a major reservoir triggering water company United Utilities to issue out...

United Utilities issues warning after spate of dog attacks on sheep

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14 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police have warned farmers to take extra caution following the theft of over 200 sheep from a farm in Wiltshire. Wiltshire Police have confirmed th...

Over 200 sheep stolen from Wiltshire farm

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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A new survey has revealed that almost a quarter of dog owners have reported that their pet has chased animals, including livestock. Dog owners and ...

Quarter of dog owners report their pet has chased livestock

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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Sheep

A Herefordshire man has been found guilty of failing to provide suitable care and treatment for five sheep with fly strike. Leon Anthony Davies, 53...

Man found guilty of failing to treat sheep with fly strike

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13 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police are appealing for more information following the release of CCTV footage showing six men who stole livestock in the middle of the night from a ...

CCTV shows gang of men stealing livestock in middle of night

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12 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police have highlighted an 'alarming upward curve' of livestock rustling in Derbyshire following the theft of 71 pregnant ewes. Police are asking t...

'Alarming upward curve' in sheep theft as 71 pregnant ewes stolen

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11 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Somerset farmer who was ‘indifferent’ to the suffering he caused his animals has been banned from keeping animals for ten years and told to pay £15,...

Somerset farmer is banned from keeping livestock for 10 years

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11 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Nearly 10,000 sheep stolen last year by livestock rustlers in England and Wales has only resulted in one charge by the police. Livestock theft is s...

Nearly 10,000 sheep stolen last year results in just one police charge

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11 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A 59-year-old man who was airlifted to hospital on Friday has suffered serious injuries after being injured by livestock. The incident happened on ...

Man suffers serious injuries after livestock incident

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8 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A woman has been given a criminal behaviour order after her dog frightened a flock of around 200 sheep in Dorset. Wendy Knight, 52, had been walkin...

Woman given criminal behaviour order after dog scares 200 sheep

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8 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

A renewed focus has been called to tackle the number of preventable deaths and injuries as a result of working at height. Over the last 35 years th...

New focus on work-related deaths looks at risk of working from height

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7 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News

Calls to remain vigilant have been issued after a farmer fell for a telephone scam which saw his bank account stripped of a five-figure sum. While ...

Elaborate telephone scam sees farmer stripped of five-figure sum

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6 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

An out-of-control dog has killed eighteen ewes and lambs with a number of others injured, police have confirmed. The photos show the distressing ou...

Out-of-control dog kills 18 sheep in Wales

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6 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

A farmer has been left 'frightened' and 'intimidated' after around two hundred vegan activists protested at her pig farm. Campaigners from Meat the...

Farmer left 'frightened and intimidated' following mass vegan protest

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Four arrests have been made in early morning raids across Leicestershire and Warwickshire in connection with a number of tractors stolen earlier this ...

Men arrested on suspicion of stealing tractors worth over £100k

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5 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

The National Pig Association is liaising with the police and seeking legal advice after 200 vegan activists stormed a Lincolnshire pig farm. Campai...

Pig industry seeks legal action after mass protest at Lincs farm

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5 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Three lambs bought for a local primary school have been discovered 'skinned and slaughtered' in a field opposite a farm. Three four-week-old lambs ...

Three lambs bought for primary school 'skinned and slaughtered'

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4 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Around 200 vegan activists from across the UK who descended on a pig farm over the weekend caused the death of two piglets, the owner claims. Campa...

Farmer claims mass vegan protest caused death of two pigs

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1 March 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Three men who were filmed kicking pigs in the face and head in over 100 incidents have been given suspended jail terms. The footage was taken in Ap...

Three men escape prison sentences following livestock abuse

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28 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life

Concerns are increasing that the current record high February temperatures and dry countryside mean there is a high risk of moor and farm land fires. ...

Concerns increase over risk of farm fires following dry, warm weather

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28 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

A woman has been ordered to pay over £1,400 after pleading guilty to animal welfare offences and failure to dispose of fallen livestock. Margaret D...

Woman who kept cattle in poor conditions fined over £1,400

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27 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Rural Life

An inquiry has been launched into fireworks law, including the case for a ban on public sale and use, following concerns that they are a fire hazard a...

Inquiry looks at firework ban amid concerns over animal welfare

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26 February 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Over 200 sheep have died after a livestock lorry transporting them overturned on the A76 in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The crash happened on ...

More than 200 sheep die after lorry overturns in Scotland

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