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17 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Northern Irish councillor has called out the 'disgusting disregard for animals' after six dead calves were dumped in fields near Lisburn. The rem...

Six dead calves tied in plastic bags dumped in fields

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A dairy farmer has been ordered to pay over £7000 after being found guilty of allowing slurry to pollute a watercourse. Peter Joules, who farms at ...

Dairy farmer ordered to pay £7000 after polluting stream

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

A man has been given a 12 month community order and ordered to pay out nearly £1,000 after his dog killed at least 13 sheep. At least 13 sheep were...

Man ordered to pay out nearly £1,000 after dog kills 13 sheep

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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A tractor which was stolen in Essex was recovered by the police before the owner knew it had been stolen. On Friday, January 11, officers from Chel...

Tractor recovered by police before owner knew it had been stolen

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14 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

Firefighters have rescued 39 cattle from an overturned articulated lorry in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The incident happened on Cavan Road...

Dozens of cattle rescued after lorry overturns in Northern Ireland

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11 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A dog owner whose puppy attacked a flock of sheep, killing four lambs, has been ordered to pay more than £800 in compensation to the owner. Steve Y...

Man ordered to pay out £800 after puppy kills four lambs

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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A five-month multi-agency campaign to highlight the reality of Scotland's livestock attacks and trauma by dogs has been launched this week. The aim...

Scottish rural sector launches 'Your Dog - Your Responsibility' campaign

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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Derbyshire farmer has pleaded guilty to leaving dead sheep, lambs and calves on his farmland to rot for as long as three months. Richard Hobday, ...

Farmer prosecuted for failing to clear dead animals from field

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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A farmer has issued a plea to the public to keep dogs under control after a new born lamb was killed in a suspected livestock worrying incident. Th...

Plea to public after new born lamb killed in suspected dog attack

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A farmer has been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 after polluting a steam with liquid fertiliser, killing about 2,000 fish. Northumberland farmer Grah...

Farmer admits killing over 2,000 fish after pollution incident

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9 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,Meat,News,Sheep

New legislation banning the slaughter of animals without prior stunning comes into effect in parts of Belgium, showing that a similar ban is possible ...

Belgium’s non-stun slaughter decision shows that UK ban is 'possible'

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A new safety campaign launched today aims to reduce on-farm deaths and injuries by 50 percent by 2023. The NFU and Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) ha...

Safety campaign aims to reduce on-farm accidents by 50%

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8 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

The ex-wife of missing Hertfordshire farmer William Taylor and her partner have pleaded not guilty to his murder. The pair were charged with conspi...

Ex wife and partner deny murder of missing Hertfordshire farmer

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7 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Dairy,News

A police investigation has been launched in Somerset after a sample of bull semen was stolen from a farm. Avon and Somerset Police are investigatin...

Police investigation launched after farmer's bull semen stolen

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7 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Two MSPs lobbying for stricter sentencing for livestock worrying crimes have met with the victim of one of Scotland's worst-ever cases of dogs attacki...

MSPs meet with victim of one of Scotland's worst cases of livestock worrying

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A Somerset farmer has been ordered to pay nearly £4,000 after polluting a steam with contaminated water. A yellow pipe was discharging dirty water ...

Farmer ordered to pay £4,000 after 'significant' water pollution

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4 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A workshop foreman has been ordered to pay out £3,320 after he struck a farm worker whilst driving a tractor. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard...

Man fined after running over farm worker with tractor

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4 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

As 2019 gets underway the Health and Safety Executive are calling for 'new attitudes' on how farmers can reduce on-farm injuries and fatalities. Fa...

Health and Safety Executive calls for 'new attitudes' on farm safety

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3 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Farmers have been told to take extra steps to ensure a good level of security after over 200 lambs were stolen from a farm in Dorset. Around 210 Te...

Security warning to farmers after 200 lambs stolen from Dorset farm

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A company has been fined £20,000 following an investigation after polluting a stream during land spreading at a North East farm. Whites Recycling L...

Company fined £20,000 after land spreading leads to pollution

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A 71-year-old man has died a week after being seriously injured in an incident involving a small tractor in Cornwall. Frank Tippett was using the t...

Man dies following incident with tractor in Cornwall

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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Around 40 sheep were killed or seriously injured after they became loose on the A1 in Rutland. A number of cars were damaged in the incident, which...

Around 40 sheep killed and injured on A1 in Rutland

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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Devon farmer has spray painted a message on his dead sheep following a suspected dog attack which killed them. Matt Baker, who farms in Alphingto...

Farmer paints 'no dogs' on dead sheep following attack

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2 January 2019 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Numerous cattle have been rescued after falling into a slurry tank on a farm in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Crews from NI Fire and Rescue Serv...

Cattle rescued from slurry tank on Northern Ireland farm

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28 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

The Scottish Government have been criticised for “total inaction” on livestock worrying after it emerged the largest fine handed out for the offence w...

SNP criticised for 'total inaction' on livestock worrying

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