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Man jailed for causing suffering to livestock

News Last edited 14/08/14
A man from Barnard Castle has been jailed for 16 weeks for three offences under the Animal Welfare Act after 350 dead and dying animals were found at the farm he rented.

Attention turns to 2016 after massive success of NSA Sheep 2014

News Last edited 14/08/14
The National Sheep Association (NSA) is delighted to be returning to the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, for its biannual Sheep Event and has fixed the next date for Wednesday 27th July 2016.

Rural crime costs £4.2m in South East

News Last edited 11/08/14
Rural crime in the South East cost an estimated £4.2m in 2013. Tools, quad bikes and oil/diesel the most-targeted items. UK-wide statistics show rural crime cost an estimated £44.5m in 2013

Boundary change is on the way

News John Harvey Last edited 08/08/14
Farming and woodland are essential for maintaining the landscape of the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). But government cuts are forcing a rethink about the AONB’s future. In this special feature, we look at how the AONB is planning to work with farmers – and what funds apart from subsidies will be available for the county’s farms.

Farmers urged to take care around electrical equipment

News Last edited 08/08/14
With the harvest season about to get into full swing, farmers will be looking to make the most of the better weather – but working in agriculture comes with dangers too.

Appeal to adhere to metaldehyde stewardship

News Last edited 07/08/14
An appeal to farmers to take metaldehyde stewardship seriously for the slug pelleting season ahead has been made, as Defra, the Environment Agency and the water companies make clear their recognition of its importance to agriculture.

Farms are warned about forced labour

News John Harvey Last edited 07/08/14
An astonishing 29% of forced labour cases in the UK during 2012 happened on farms and in food processing businesses

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