Agri safety and rural crime news around the UK

27 January 2021

Thieves steal John Deere Gator from on-farm shipping container

27 January 2021

Vehicle worth thousands of pounds stolen from farm

Public urged not to feed farm animals after death of pony

26 January 2021

Pony suffocated after eating raw potato peelings

Livestock worth £2.3m stolen from UK farms in 2020

25 January 2021

It is one of the most costliest for farmers

Hare coursing trio who damaged sugar beet crop fined £1,000

25 January 2021

They showed 'complete disregard' for the farmer

Livestock rustlers steal dozens of in-lamb ewes

25 January 2021

31 Mule cross Texel ewes stolen in Powys

MSPs debate targeted Bill to deal with sheep worrying

21 January 2021

Scottish farming groups give their backing

Crops being damaged UK-wide by walkers, rural body warns

20 January 2021

Public urged to stick to farm footpaths

Farmers told to prepare for flooding as Storm Christoph hits

20 January 2021

The Environment Agency has 14 flood warnings

Woman electrocuted while cooking food in farm caravan

19 January 2021

HSE warns of electrical safety dangers on farms

Out-of-control dog massacres 50 ewes in Wales

18 January 2021

Latest livestock worrying incident to hit UK

Farmers told to be 'extra vigilant' with Covid compliance

17 January 2021

In light of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions

Farmers told to report livestock worrying crimes to police

15 January 2021

It comes amid a recent uptick in dog attacks

Farm worker sentenced after cyclist left brain damaged

14 January 2021

Loose straw bales fell on to the cyclist in 2019

More police needed in rural areas to fight crime, union says

14 January 2021

It comes amid increasing rural criminal activity

Loose dog kills 18 sheep in 'shocking' attack

13 January 2021

Dog walkers are urged to follow police advice

The growing threat to farmers from cybercrime

12 January 2021

Most farm businesses have reported a digital attack

Farming family left reeling after dog kills pregnant cow

12 January 2021

The loose dog mauled an in-calf Highland cow

Sixteen sheep die after falling through frozen pond

12 January 2021

The tragedy happened on a North Yorks farm

Farmer issued 10-year livestock ban after welfare breaches

11 January 2021

Herefordshire farmer sentenced after 'serious' case

Welsh farmers told to secure ATVs after recent thefts

8 January 2021

Farms have been targeted in recent week

Appeal made after two men arrested for stealing sheep

8 January 2021

Police trying to track rightful owners of four sheep

Dog attack on sheep prompts warning from NFU Cymru

6 January 2021

Union official experiences 'upsetting' attack

Rural fly-tipping issue raised amid UK's new lockdown

6 January 2021

Awareness being raised over rural waste blight

Fire crews move 160 cows to safety after hay blaze

5 January 2021

Fire caused 'significant damage' to the barn

New petition seeks tougher sentences for hare coursers

5 January 2021

The petition already has 8,000 signatures

Man's body discovered on farm in Fife

4 January 2021

Death is being treated as 'unexplained'

Thieves steal thousands of pounds worth of farm vehicles

4 January 2021

Police are appealing for any witnesses

Dog kills 30 sheep in Cheshire as livestock worrying attacks rise

2 January 2021

Incident described as 'huge loss' to farmer

NFU urges 180 councils to ban sky lanterns

30 December 2020

They pose dangers to livestock and farms

'Time to make a change': Over 40 people killed on farms in 2020

29 December 2020

Union urging farmers to take safety seriously