Courts

Lancashire mart fined after fatal employee incident

Lancashire mart fined after fatal employee incident

A livestock auction mart has been fined after an employee was fatally injured when he was struck by a dairy...

March 24, 2022

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

Co. Down farmer fined £25,000 after construction accident death

A Castlewellan farmer has been fined £25,000 after a labourer aged in his 20s died on his farm during a...

July 5, 2021

Co. Down man fined for illegal dumping of construction waste and poultry manure

Co. Down man fined for illegal dumping of construction waste and poultry manure

A 34-year-old Co. Down man has today (June 2) been fined in court for offences relating to the illegal dumping...

June 2, 2021

North-west farmer fined for failing to register calves

North-west farmer fined for failing to register calves

A north-west farmer has been handed a fine in court after he failed to register three calves and failed to...

May 19, 2021

NI farmer convicted of tampering with TB test

NI farmer convicted of tampering with TB test

A Co. Tyrone farmer has been fined after he was convicted in court of tampering with a bovine TB test....

March 8, 2021

DAERA takes steps towards judicial review over minister’s port decisions

DAERA takes steps towards judicial review over minister’s port decisions

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has confirmed it is seeking legal advice over ministerial orders to halt construction work and...

March 8, 2021

Dungiven farmer fined £750 for breaches of movement notifications

Dungiven farmer fined £750 for breaches of movement notifications

A Dungiven farmer has been convicted of five charges relating to failure to record animal movements to and from his...

November 19, 2020

Somerset farmer fined £10,000 for breaching bovine TB rules

Somerset farmer fined £10,000 for breaching bovine TB rules

A Somerset beef farmer has been ordered to pay over £10,000 in fines and costs after admitting breaking laws that...

November 9, 2020

Fivemiletown business fined for water pollution offence

Fivemiletown business fined for water pollution offence

A farm business in Co. Tyrone has been fined £1,250 at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today after pleading guilty to a...

February 7, 2020

Farm owner handed 18-month sentence following animal cruelty prosecution

Farm owner handed 18-month sentence following animal cruelty prosecution

The owner of a farm in Olveston, South Gloucestershire has been handed an 18-month custodial sentence with immediate effect along...

November 6, 2019

Wife and her lover guilty of killing Hertfordshire farmer after he refused divorce

Wife and her lover guilty of killing Hertfordshire farmer after he refused divorce

An estranged wife and her lover who plotted to kill a wealthy farmer after he refused to agree to a...

November 6, 2019

Farmer given suspended jail sentence for animal neglect

Farmer given suspended jail sentence for animal neglect

A livestock keeper from Stoke on Trent has been given an 18-week suspended jail sentence and ordered to pay £1,500...

September 30, 2019

Farmer given suspended jail sentence after livestock left to die in field

Farmer given suspended jail sentence after livestock left to die in field

A farmer who left livestock to die in a frozen field has been given a 16-week jail sentence suspended for...

September 26, 2019

Man cleared of Blandford farm worker’s murder

Man cleared of Blandford farm worker’s murder

A man charged with murder in connection with the death of a fellow employee at a farm near Blandford has...

August 13, 2019

‘Chaotic’ record-keeping lands farmer in court

‘Chaotic’ record-keeping lands farmer in court

A Carmarthenshire dairy farmer has been fined for ‘chaotic’ record-keeping that may have contributed to the spread of bovine tuberculosis...

July 27, 2019

Derbyshire farm fraudster ordered to repay stolen tax or face jail

Derbyshire farm fraudster ordered to repay stolen tax or face jail

A Derbyshire farmer, who evaded more than £70,000 of Income Tax contributions, has been told she must repay all the stolen...

July 15, 2019

Inspectors find 58 carcasses on farm with extreme neglect

Inspectors find 58 carcasses on farm with extreme neglect

Two Ceredigion brothers have been fined and banned from keeping livestock for five years after 58 bovine carcasses were found on...

February 18, 2019

Devon farmer convicted of welfare offences loses appeal

Devon farmer convicted of welfare offences loses appeal

A Devon farmer who ignored animal welfare advice has lost his appeal to avoid jail time. William Douglas Dolley, of...

December 7, 2018