Action must be taken now to protect the countryside from fly-tippers who are ruining Britain's iconic landscape with giant piles of waste and rubbish costing farmers thousands to remove, the NFU warned today.
We all love to get out and about and walk our dogs in the countryside. Most dog owners know the importance of keeping their dogs under control when walking amongst livestock, but perhaps don't think in the same way when walking near crops.
Bird flu: How to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy, plus a guide to preventing an outbreak of avian influenza
Stoop to conquer: Steve and Ann Toon discover a renaissance in the ancient art of falconry
Military mascots: How animals have played a vital role in boosting morale in the Armed Forces
Meet the marvellous milkers: So what’s it like to be a dairy farmer? Abi Reader takes us behind the scenes on her farm to meet the herd
Plant protectors: Meet the collectors who make sure unusual varieties of plants are not forgotten
Steaming in: Lose yourself in the nostalgic world of the steam engine
Eat it, cook it: Meet the pear farmer and try three delicious pear recipes
Brexit: Why trade is so important to farming
In this month’s magazine we look at how you can protect your backyard poultry from the threat of bird flu, including tips on housing, plus prevention measures from experts that will help owners to be prepared should the worst happen.
The Poultry Health and Welfare Group has organised a series of avian influenza roadshows for British poultry producers. The events take place across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales during October.