England

BSE case confirmed on farm in England

BSE case confirmed on farm in England

A single case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Somerset, England, the UK’s Department...

September 18, 2021

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

Investigation launched after 600 bales go up in smoke in UK

An investigation has been launched by local authorities after some 600 bales of straw were destroyed in a fire in...

September 3, 2021

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

Healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted – with an estimated 70,000 pigs backing up on farms –...

September 1, 2021

Animal welfare activists blockade UK dairy factory

Animal welfare activists blockade UK dairy factory

A group of animal welfare activists has blockaded an Arla Foods dairy distribution centre in the UK in an overnight...

August 31, 2021

Sheep ‘butchered’ in field prompts police probe

Sheep ‘butchered’ in field prompts police probe

Police are investigating an incident where two sheep were found butchered in a field in the UK in recent days....

August 11, 2021

Irish beef price over 40c/kg behind northern beef price

Irish beef price over 40c/kg behind northern beef price

Beef prices paid to farmers in the Republic of Ireland have remained well below the beef price paid to farmers...

July 23, 2021

Man arrested after sheep ‘believed to have been killed by crossbow’

Man arrested after sheep ‘believed to have been killed by crossbow’

A man has been arrested and a crossbow recovered after a number of sheep were found dead at a Nottinghamshire...

April 23, 2021

Farmer rescued after falling down 60ft sinkhole in field

Farmer rescued after falling down 60ft sinkhole in field

A quad driver has been rescued after falling 60ft (18m) into a sinkhole in a field in England earlier this...

March 5, 2021

No kidding: Farm makes €56,000 offering ‘virtual goats’ for video calls

No kidding: Farm makes €56,000 offering ‘virtual goats’ for video calls

A farm has seized the initiative to liven things up on lockdown video calls through the introduction of a “virtual...

February 2, 2021

Farm worker convicted after straw bales incident leaves cyclist brain damaged

Farm worker convicted after straw bales incident leaves cyclist brain damaged

A farm worker has been convicted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after failing to secure a load of...

January 14, 2021

Stolen Gator recovered within minutes of being taken

Stolen Gator recovered within minutes of being taken

A stolen John Deere Gator UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) was found by police minutes after it was stolen from a farm...

November 30, 2020

Hare coursers arrested following chase involving helicopter

Hare coursers arrested following chase involving helicopter

Five people have been arrested for hare coursing following an incident which involved a police chase and an air support...

November 6, 2020

New project to use artificial intelligence to identify sick livestock

New project to use artificial intelligence to identify sick livestock

The “welfare of livestock could be improved” through a new research project that is set to incorporate artificial intelligence in...

November 2, 2020

Tractor found parked up ‘with its engine running and no one in it’

Tractor found parked up ‘with its engine running and no one in it’

A tractor was left running and unattended while its driver was in a nearby shop buying lunch, a local police...

October 19, 2020

Appeal for info after trespasser ‘punches’ landowner

Appeal for info after trespasser ‘punches’ landowner

An appeal for information has been made in relation to a trespasser who was discovered on farmland “punched” the landowner...

October 16, 2020

Firefighters called in to rescue cow stuck in grating

Firefighters called in to rescue cow stuck in grating

A crew of firefighters had to be called in to rescue a cow that got her hoof stuck in grating...

October 13, 2020

Video: Tractor rams 4X4 during dispute over hunting

Video: Tractor rams 4X4 during dispute over hunting

A tense standoff culminated in a tractor being used to ram the 4X4 that a pair of Hunt Saboteurs were...

October 12, 2020

Landowner handed hefty fine after holding wedding on farm

Landowner handed hefty fine after holding wedding on farm

A landowner was issued with a hefty £10,000 (€11,000) fine over a wedding at a farm in Leeds, England, at...

September 29, 2020