Over a dozen lambs killed in ‘deliberate’ dog attack in Nottinghamshire
14th June 2021
A total of 18 lambs died after they were discovered dead or seriously injured, in a dog attack that is believed to be deliberate.
Buying, selling and protecting dogs in times of rampant theft
9th June 2021
Dog thefts have been a rising problem in the UK for some time, but a lockdown pet boom has exacerbated the problem to incredible levels. It’s estimated that dog thefts have risen by 170% since the start of the pandemic.
Donations hit over £8K for young tractor scam victim
2nd June 2021
Teenager Harvey Waters is “ecstatic” as well-wishers donate thousands of pounds to help him, after he lost his savings to an eBay tractor scam.
Dog attack causes pregnant Highland cow death
1st June 2021
Gladys, a pregnant Highland cow and her unborn calf have sadly died in Dorset after a dog attack.
Electric gates: the first line of defence against rural crime
20th May 2021
Every farm uses gates, but more and more have begun to opt for a more advanced electric option. Some have made the jump for better deterrence against intruders or stronger biosecurity. Others have found the ease of use and extra convenience worthwhile.
Farmers urged to take action as rural crime soars
20th May 2021
With rural crime on the rise, making sure your farm security is up to scratch has never been more important. 24 Networks and Security, which works with farmers nationwide to protect their property, offers some advice.
Government lays plans to tackle livestock worrying
19th May 2021
Farmers are welcoming government proposals for the police to have more power responding to serious incidents of livestock worrying.
Queen’s speech: What does it mean for agriculture?
13th May 2021
Rural groups have welcomed moves to tackle certain rural crimes, as well as red tape around planning permission, but reiterated calls to ensure food imports match domestic standards.
Jamie Oliver hit by thieves who stole new tractor and trailer
12th May 2021
The TV chef used trackers and CCTV to trace criminals who raided his country estate in Essex.
Fundraiser set up for teenager left devastated by tractor scam
5th May 2021
Teenager Harvey Waters lost more than £8,000 to a rogue eBay tractor seller, having worked hard to save up for the tractor he had wanted since he was a child.
Farmers warned to up security amid surge in GPS thefts
2nd May 2021
Thieves are targeting expensive tractor GPS kit as Covid-19 restrictions ease; prompting rural insurer NFU Mutual to issue a security alert.
Rural dog owners hit by soaring dog thefts since pandemic – survey
28th April 2021
Three-quarters of rural dog owners have put in place additional measures to protect dogs from theft over the past year, according to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).