Agri Safety and Rural Crime news around the UK

26 April 2019

Around 80 pigs die in North Yorkshire barn fire

26 April 2019

The cause of the fire is currently unknown

Farmland a 'write off' after illegal rave involving 1,500 people

25 April 2019

The rave caused 'distress' to livestock on the farmland

Huge moorland fire in Yorkshire 'started by barbecue'

24 April 2019

National Trust said it is 'devastated' to see such destruction

Animal rights activists free 9,000 game birds from Suffolk farm

23 April 2019

Activists want to 'dismantle the shooting industry farm by farm, shoot by shoot'

Teenagers sentenced after setting chicken on fire

23 April 2019

Teenage pair sentenced after hitting, stabbing and setting alight chicken

Widow of young farmer keen to promote mental health awareness

18 April 2019

Emma lost her husband Dan, an agricultural contractor, when he took his own life

Australian PM promises prison for vegan activists who invade farms

18 April 2019

PM Scott Morrison promised the tough sentences if re-elected in May

Health and safety breach fees increase 20 percent for farmers

18 April 2019

Fee increase highlights importance of safety-first approach on farms

Mother and son sentenced after 84 cattle found in 'horrific circumstances'

17 April 2019

Officers recalled how they encountered scenes of 'utter devastation'

Viewers applaud BBC for tackling mental health in farming

17 April 2019

One farmer, just 22, said his life is in 'turmoil'

Over 200 sheep stolen from Dorset farm

17 April 2019

Each sheep is valued at £95, bringing the total loss to over £20,000

Health and safety watchdog warns farmers over livestock risks

16 April 2019

Each year a number of people are killed or injured in incidents involving cattle

Livestock worth £1.2m were savaged by dogs last year in UK

15 April 2019

Livestock worrying attacks can result in horrific and often fatal injuries

French court rules Monsanto is liable for sickness of farmer

12 April 2019

The farmer said he began experiencing memory loss while using the product

Video: 65 sheep rescued from cliffs after livestock worrying incident

11 April 2019

The sheep were on cliffs around 70-80m high and had spread over a wide area

Over 100 pesticides detected in 29 European waterways, including UK

10 April 2019

A Belgian canal contained 70 pesticides, the study shows

Men found guilty of attempted murder of man on Scottish farm

10 April 2019

Men found guilty of attempted murder after shooting another man on farm

Livestock worth £2.5m stolen in 2018 as large scale thefts increase

10 April 2019

Farm animals worth £2.5m were stolen in 2018

Elderly farmer trampled by cattle 'lucky to be alive'

9 April 2019

The 75-year-old farmer suffered fractures and crushed vertebrae in his neck

Flytipping is ‘tightening financial squeeze’ on farmers as latest figures revealed

8 April 2019

More than 3,000 farm flytipping incidents were reported in England last year

Pregnant sheep shot and killed in North Yorkshire

8 April 2019

The sheep has died from her injuries along with her unborn lambs

Campaign encourages farmers to be safe around livestock

4 April 2019

The NFU said cattle can be unpredictable no matter how well you know it

Sheep stranded on cliffs due to livestock worrying incident

3 April 2019

The operation to save the sheep could take a few days

Farmer's telehandler set alight after driving 'too close' to bonfire

3 April 2019

The 'controlled bonfire' set the farmer's telehandler on fire

Poultry giant 2 Sisters fined £1.4m after worker crushed

2 April 2019

An employee's body was crushed at chest height leading to severe injuries

Facebook deletes map showing game farm addresses

2 April 2019

Facebook takes zero-tolerance approach to online bullying

Farm safety highlighted following two accidents involving livestock

2 April 2019

Stats show that around 6 people are killed every year due to livestock related injuries

Farmer escapes injury after autosteer crash into pylon

2 April 2019

Figures show one farming accident involves overhead lines every day

'Huge financial cost' to farmer as thieves steal 50 lambs

1 April 2019

Two lambs were found dead as a result of the theft

Thieves steal tools worth £10,000 from Aberdeenshire farm

1 April 2019

The police said the theft is a 'great loss' to the farmer