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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has reportedly agreed to pay out £8,000 after her dog killed a pregnant sheep and mauled two others. Northampton...

Claudia Schiffer agrees to pay £8,000 after dog attack on sheep

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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

Two sheep have been mauled to death and a further six had to be destroyed after a vicious dog attack in Shropshire. The incident happened between S...

Out-of-control dog kills 2 sheep with further 6 put down

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10 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News,Sheep

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has jailed and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley...

Devon farmer jailed for letting livestock starve

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8 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,News

Farmers have been urged to increase their vigilance for bluetongue virus after the disease was picked up in two cattle imported from France in Yorkshi...

Bluetongue virus detected in two French cattle in Yorkshire

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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Sales at a Devon farm shop which was vandalised and received death threats by hardline vegan campaigners have since seen sales double. Greendale Fa...

Turkey sales double for farm shop following death threats

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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Cattle,News

The first study to test for bovine TB in badgers on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic in England has shown that one in five badgers tested positive f...

One in five roadkill badgers in Cheshire tested positive for bTB

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7 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A huge blaze thought to be an arson attack has ripped through a farm building owned by James Dyson. The incident, which saw 2,500 straw bales set a...

Huge blaze thought to be arson rips through Dyson's farm

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6 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Police are hunting for three masked men who broke into an Oxfordshire farm and assaulted two people, including a young boy. The three men forced en...

Masked men armed with bats break into farm and assault child

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5 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Government,News,Products

The UK’s "lack of readiness" to regulate pesticides post-Brexit poses "major risks" to environment and human health, according to a new report. The...

UK 'woefully unprepared' to regulate pesticides after Brexit

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The Government has refused Lynx UK Trust's application to reintroduce Euasian Lynx in Northumberland, saying it did not meet the “necessary standards”...

'Enormous relief': Lynx reintroduction plans rejected by Defra

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4 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry,Produce

An East Midlands baker was caught using cage eggs in products labelled as using free range eggs, a court was told. The baker - Sandra Hawkins of Fa...

Baker fined over £1000 for incorrectly labelling eggs

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4 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

An Irish farmer who drove a teleporter into his neighbour after a long feud over a noisy gas-powered bird-scarer has been jailed for five years. Co...

Irish farmer jailed after killing neighbour in feud over bird-scarer

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3 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer has been warned by police after her dog reportedly killed a pregnant sheep and mauled two others. Northamptonshi...

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer's dog accused of killing pregnant ewe

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3 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Sheep

A farmer who lives in the Scottish Highlands has had 80 of his sheep stolen by livestock rustlers, valued at around £4,400. Police Scotland are app...

80 sheep stolen by livestock rustlers in Scottish Highlands

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3 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Machinery and Equipment,News

Police are appealing for more information after more than £200,000 worth of farming equipment was stolen from an East Lothian farm. Three vehicles ...

Criminals steal more than £200,000 worth of farming equipment

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1 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

The ex-wife of missing Hertfordshire farmer William 'Bill' Taylor has been charged with conspiracy to murder him. Angela Taylor, aged 52, of Charlt...

Ex-wife of missing farmer charged with murder

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30 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Products

Farmers have been advised to beware of new hotspots of 'super rats' that are resistant to rodenticides, a report says. In East Anglia and West York...

New hotspots of 'super rats' triggers farmer warning

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30 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Four people arrested in connection with the disappearance of a missing Hertfordshire farmer have now been re-arrested. William ‘Bill’ Taylor was la...

Four re-arrested in missing farmer murder inquiry

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29 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

The driver of a JCB tractor who was under the influence of alcohol has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving. A JCB tractor, a blu...

Police arrest 'under the influence' tractor driver after fatal crash

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28 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News,Poultry

A man has been jailed for causing “horrific and abhorrent” suffering by making cockerels fight each other. Footage of the fights, recorded on a mob...

'Horrific': Man jailed for 'worst examples of animal cruelty ever seen'

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28 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

Farmers and landowners have warned that fines for people who pass waste to a rogue ‘man and van’ for disposal are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in the...

Rogue 'man and van' waste crime is 'tip of the iceberg'

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28 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farmer has been seriously injured after a bull landed on him at a livestock mart in Aberdeenshire. The farmer, Douglas Smith, attended a show at ...

Farmer seriously injured after bull lands on him at mart

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26 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Devon farming business has been ordered to pay out over £65,000 after a worker was crushed to death by a digger. The farming partnership of MJ an...

Farmers ordered to pay out over £65k after worker crushed by digger

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26 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A Cambridgeshire farm is at the centre of a major waste crime incident where criminals dumped 25-tonnes of rubbish. A farm near Godmanchester is wo...

25 tonnes of waste dumped on Cambridgeshire farm

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26 November 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News

A farm charity has highlighted its financial concerns for the coming winter after criminals raided the farm, damaged property and stole a quad-bike. ...

Farm pleas for support after thieves steal quad used to aid children

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