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20 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farmer has used the power of social media to successfully track a dog owner after twelve of his sheep were killed following an attack. Luke Smith...

Farmer finds culprit of dog attack on sheep thanks to social media

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20 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A murder investigation has been launched and four people arrested as part of an on-going investigation to trace a farmer missing for over 3 months. ...

Murder inquiry launched and numerous arrested in missing farmer probe

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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News

A 1956 Ferguson TEF tractor which holds great sentimental value for a farming family has been stolen from Rutland. John Fisher has used social medi...

Farmer pleas for help in finding his grandad's 'second love'

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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

The risk of the African swine fever virus entering the UK remains at 'medium' following confirmation of the virus in wild boar in Belgium. The dead...

Risk of swine fever virus entering UK remains at 'medium'

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18 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Rural Life,Sheep

A man has been sentenced to just 80 hours of community service after his dogs attacked sheep, leading the industry to call for harsher penalties. N...

Soft punishment for sheep worrying culprit leads to call for harsher penalties

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17 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A member of the public has been ordered to pay over £2100 after being found guilty of worrying livestock with his out-of-control dogs. 41-year-old ...

Man ordered to pay over £2100 following sheep worrying incident

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17 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Pigs

Eleven two-week old piglets have been stolen from a London farm, which now worries the animals won't survive on their own. Eleven Oxford Sandy and ...

Piglets stolen from London-based farm 'may not survive unless returned'

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14 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News,Pigs

African swine fever has now been confirmed in four wild boar in Belgium raising fears the deadly virus could pose a major threat to the UK. African...

UK pig industry on high alert as swine fever detected in Belgium

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14 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Dairy,News,Slurry and Irrigation

A farmer has been ordered to pay out over £14,000 following a court case which found him guilty of killing 3,000 fish due to pollution. Staffordshi...

Farm ordered to pay out £14,000 after pollution kills 3,000 fish

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14 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Police are appealing for more information follow an "animal attack" which left over twenty sheep dead. Police on the Isle of Wight are investigatin...

'Animal attack' leaves more than 20 sheep dead

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13 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,News

Red Tractor is strengthening its farm inspection programme with measures such as the introduction of more unannounced inspections to improve the integ...

Red Tractor introduces more unannounced inspections

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13 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

The government have confirmed that badger culling will continue across England for a sixth consecutive year, with ten new areas approved. Licences ...

Government approves badger cull in ten new areas

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13 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A warning has been issued about the devastating impacts of dog attacks on livestock after a sheep was found with its ears ripped off in Wales. An u...

Sheep found with ears ripped off in 'horrendous' attack

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13 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Five police forces covering 6,500 square miles of northern England have come together in the largest rural policing operation of its kind. Dozens o...

'Operation Checkpoint' stop checks over one hundred farm vehicles

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12 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Government,News

The government's new pilot scheme to attract non-EU farm workers after Brexit has been criticised by farmers and growers for not going far enough to p...

Pilot worker scheme will have 'little effect' on current shortages UK farms

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12 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farmer who has been described as a "persistent waste criminal" has been given another 22 weeks sentence for waste crimes. John Bruce, aged 46, ha...

Farmer labelled 'persistent waste criminal' handed further jail time

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12 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Scottish farmer has shared a video which illustrates the dangers of the ‘silent killer’ that is hydrogen sulphide when mixing slurry. The dangers...

Video illustrates dangers of ‘silent killer’ hydrogen sulphide when mixing slurry

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12 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Eight suspected modern day slavery victims have been rescued in a raid on a Cambridgeshire farm. A multi-agency operation was carried out in Cambri...

Eight modern day slavery victims rescued on Cambs farm

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11 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Farmer and wildlife expert Johnny Kingdom has been killed in an accident involving a digger on his farmland. Mr Kingdom, who specialised in his loc...

Farmer and wildlife expert dies in farmland accident

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6 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Meat,News

Tests have found antimicrobial resistance in a proportion of all types of bacteria examined in samples of chicken and pork, a new report has highlight...

Tests find antimicrobial resistance in all types of meat bacteria

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5 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A new campaign has been launched to improve Scotland's farm safety record, which continues to be one of the poorest in the UK. The Farm Safety Part...

Scottish safety group revives efforts to cut fatality figures on-farm

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5 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A man in his 60s has died following an accident on a farm in County Tyrone. The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) is now investi...

Man dies following accident on County Tyrone farm

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4 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Proposals to cut the opening hours of recycling centres as well as introducing charges for certain items may lead to an increase in fly-tipping, accor...

Cutting recycling centre opening hours will increase waste crime, CLA says

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4 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Drones have captured footage showing the extent of a wildfire that burnt hundreds of hectares of farmland in North Wales for four weeks earlier this s...

Drone footage reveals extent of wildfire damage on moorland

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3 September 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Crops and Cereals,Finance,News

It is "more imperative than ever" for farmers to be adequately covered following the sustained hot summer which sparked a hike in crop values. Farm...

Farmers 'running the risk' of being underinsured following heatwave

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