Farmers in the South and South East say they are optimistic that a new vaccine will help stop the spread of a deadly disease which causes severe birth defects and miscarriages in livestock.
Schmallenberg virus, which emerged in the Netherlands and Germany in 2011 and has been seen in cattle and sheep in the UK since early 2012, has been identified on more than 1,700 farms across the country.
Two bottle-fed lambs have been stolen from George Hill, Robertsbridge in East Sussex. They will be very distressed and must been found quickly. It's thought teenagers may be responsible for the theft in George Hill.
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Farmers across the region are fighting to protect and save their livestock from the cold. Unseasonable subzero temperatures mean newborn lambs have died. Families are working around the clock to limit the damage. In his report Malcolm Shaw spoke to farmers Jenny and Trevor Passmore.
Farmers on the South Downs are asking dog owners to keep their pets on their leads when they are around sheep, after a number of serious attacks.
At this time of year, many ewes are pregnant and may miscarry their lambs if they feel stressed. Police are warning the dog owners that they could face prosecution if their animals are out of control around livestock. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The interviewees are: Tim Armour, a farmer; and Jan Knowlson - a ranger for the South Downs National Park.
There are warnings that we will all have to pay a little more for our food at supermarkets over the coming year because of last year's heavy rainfall.
The bad weather had a severe impact on farming with the rain destroying millions of pounds of crops in the South-east alone, leaving behind fears that this year's _harvests could be largely reduced, triggering shortages of some foods.
Farmers are being warned that they need to develop new growing methods - or face the problems, financial and otherwise that could follow more bad weather. John Ryall reports.
Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been speaking about what the Government can do to help farmers after flooding damaged last year's harvest and hampered the planting of this year's crop.