Hundreds of west country farmers have left their herds and fields to call on the Government to take action over plummeting pricesRead the full story ›
Around 750 primary school children from across Cornwall have been getting up close and personal with farm animals.Read the full story ›
Around 750 primary school children from across Cornwall have been getting up close and personal with farm animals.
The event in Wadebridge hopes to teach the children about the links between farming and food production.
They met animals, looked at farm machinery and were shown how raw ingredients grown and reared locally turn into the foods they are familiar with.
The event is in its fourth year and takes place across two days - with more than 1,500 Cornish primary school children expected to attend.
The Rural Payment Agency gives grants to farmers across the country, but payments have been delayed since last year due to IT issues.Read the full story ›
National Sheep Association and RSPCA have issued a joint plea for dog owners to act responsibly around sheep.Read the full story ›
The question of whether farmers should be compensated for holding water back to prevent flooding has been raised by West MP Neil Parish.Read the full story ›
One man from Dartmouth travelled 100 miles to do save a very special cow.Read the full story ›
An isolated case of anthrax disease in a cow was confirmed at a farm in Wiltshire following the death of the cow.Read the full story ›
The MP for Bristol East and Shadow Farming Minister defends her views that meat eating should come with a health warning.Read the full story ›
Nearly 500 sheep have been stolen from Somerset farms in the last six weeks in what police say is an "unusual" spike in sheep-rustling.
The thefts include nearly 150 lambs and ewes from near Langport in the middle of the night, nearly 130 from a farm near Baltonsborough and sheep's skins found blocking a land drain in Glastonbury.
Cows are also being targeted, with a cattle lorry from East Huntspill found burnt out in Langport, and cows stolen from a shed in Ilchester.
Farmers are losing tens of thousands of pounds from these thefts, and police say the meat of these animals could be sold illegally. They hope a nationwide appeal for information will help the investigation.
It’s sickening what these mindless thieves do. The sheep have probably suffered in transit and not been killed humanly either.