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Young farmer makes emotional plea after around 200 ewes and lambs are stolen from farm - £5,000 reward offer

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Young farmer makes emotional plea after around 200 ewes and lambs are stolen from farm - £5,000 reward offer

|| Animak Animal Wear || A young farmer has made an emotional plea on social media after around 200 ewes and lambs were stolen from her farm.Lorna Sidebottom, 23, received the devastating news while on holiday in Venice that 71 ewes had been stolen from the farm in Staffordshire - along with around 128 lambs last week. Some lambs were left behind without their mothers. Her father, farm owner Richard Sidebottom, has offered a reward of £5,000 for the successful prosecution of the person or people responsible for the theft. The Middlewich young farmer told Farmers Guardian: "I’m on a mission to find...

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Five fatal farm accidents in the last 3 months - how to manage risks

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Five fatal farm accidents in the last 3 months - how to manage risks

|| Animak Animal Wear || NFU's farm safety and transport adviser Tom Price explains fatal accidents can be prevented by recognising and then managing risk on-farm.Cattle, overhead powerlines, moving vehicles and a workshop – what do these have in common? The answer is they have all featured in fatal farm accidents in the last three months. In April, a person died in Wiltshire whilst working in a workshop repairing farm equipment. Two accidents have occurred in Somerset - one involving a fall from height and the second involving moving machinery. A person lost their life in Yorkshire following contact with an overhead powerline...

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