Petting farms and E Coli

To date, there have been a reported 64 cases of people infected with E Coli 0157 bacteria from Godstone farm in Surrey and four petting farms have now been closed (either by health officials or voluntarily). So far there are no known links between the four farms and one petting farm has two different strains [...]


Farming Safety Message Not Getting Through

Having just returned from a week with food poisoning I was so saddened to be informed of yet another tragic fatal accident in the farming community. A father of three was killed on his farm while fixing his Kramer loader. My deepest sympathies go to his wife and young children. There are two tragedies here, [...]


“Make the Promise, Come Home Safe” Campaign Launched by HSE

Today sees the launch of the HSE’s “Make the Promise, Come Home Safe” campaign and will see 70,000 information packs delivered to farmers and agricultural workers throughout Britain during January 2009. The Health and Safety Executive will spend this month trying to make farmers and agricultural workers stop and think about how they can work [...]