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Cost of rural theft fell 37% in Northern Ireland in 2020

Cost of rural theft fell 37% in Northern Ireland in 2020

The cost of rural theft in Northern Ireland is reported to have fallen substantially over the last year during the...

August 3, 2021

Dog attacks estimated to cost more than £115,000 in Northern Ireland

Dog attacks estimated to cost more than £115,000 in Northern Ireland

Dog attacks on farm animals across Northern Ireland cost over £115,000 in 2020, according to new statistics released by rural...

February 3, 2021

Dog attacks cost British farmers over £1.3 million in 2020

Dog attacks cost British farmers over £1.3 million in 2020

New statistics released by rural insurer NFU Mutual today (February 2) reveal the cost of dog attacks on farm animals...

February 2, 2021

£2.3 million worth of farm animals stolen from UK farms in 2020

£2.3 million worth of farm animals stolen from UK farms in 2020

New figures released by rural insurer NFU Mutual reveal that farm animals worth an estimated £2.3 million were stolen from...

January 28, 2021

NI farmers least likely in UK to want to retire

NI farmers least likely in UK to want to retire

Fewer than one in seven Northern Ireland farmers plan on fully retiring and many do not discuss their later life...

October 15, 2020

Cost of farm fires up by £1 million in Northern Ireland

Cost of farm fires up by £1 million in Northern Ireland

Rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging farmers to check their fire precautions and have emergency plans in place, as the...

October 14, 2020

Cost of tractor fires soars to £19 million in the UK

Cost of tractor fires soars to £19 million in the UK

Overloaded battery terminals are behind an increasing number of tractor fires, an investigation of almost 1,000 carried out by rural...

October 9, 2020

Survey results: 25% of people see contracting as a route into agriculture

Survey results: 25% of people see contracting as a route into agriculture

For a quarter of respondents (25%) to a survey conducted by a rural insurance company, they said the reason for...

September 22, 2020

Cost of UK rural crime hits 8-year high

Cost of UK rural crime hits 8-year high

The cost of rural crime in the UK has hit an eight-year high – up almost 9% in just 12...

August 5, 2020

NI rural crime costs rise 18% as gangs target machinery and livestock

NI rural crime costs rise 18% as gangs target machinery and livestock

The cost of rural theft in Northern Ireland rose 18% to £3.3 million in 2019 as organised criminal gangs targeted...

August 4, 2020

130 stolen farm vehicles recovered in first 4 months of 2020

130 stolen farm vehicles recovered in first 4 months of 2020

Increased use of tracking security devices on tractors and quad bikes has helped Police Scotland recover stolen farm machinery worth...

June 20, 2020

NFU Mutual launches £32 million industry support package

NFU Mutual launches £32 million industry support package

A £32 million support package to support agriculture through Covid-19 has been made available by rural insurer NFU Mutual. The...

April 6, 2020

Budget: Red diesel relief stays for farming as Chancellor recognises industry fears

Budget: Red diesel relief stays for farming as Chancellor recognises industry fears

UK farmers will be relieved to hear agricultural tax rebate on red diesel is set to stay as the Chancellor Rishi...

March 12, 2020

Half of UK farmers turning to diversification to support incomes after Brexit

Half of UK farmers turning to diversification to support incomes after Brexit

Almost half of the UK’s farmers (48%) are planning to set up or expand diversification schemes – a figure which...

February 7, 2020

Livestock theft rises by nearly 20% as rustlers raid UK farms

Livestock theft rises by nearly 20% as rustlers raid UK farms

Three million pound’s worth of livestock were stolen from UK farms in 2019, according to shocking new figures released today...

January 28, 2020

Cost of rural crime hits £50 million in the UK

Cost of rural crime hits £50 million in the UK

The cost of rural crime has hit a seven-year high in the UK, reaching a staggering £50 million last year...

August 5, 2019

Cost of livestock attacks doubles to £285,000 in Wales

Cost of livestock attacks doubles to £285,000 in Wales

Dog attacks on livestock set Welsh farms back by a total of £285,000 last year – more than double the...

February 26, 2019

Welsh Red Meat Summit: ‘No-deal’ threat puts sector in ‘perilous position’

Welsh Red Meat Summit: ‘No-deal’ threat puts sector in ‘perilous position’

Red meat industry leaders are warning that the industry sits in a “perilous position” as the threat of a no-deal...

February 5, 2019