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Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

London Colney - Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Daily Relief: Monday 31 March

A light-hearted look at the odd events happening in the world. Today includes sheep storming Le Lourve, a 14-year-old giving advice to the US Government, and a new dating method.
In the Media by Jessica Jones-Langley

Norwegian farmers worried about 'sheep fishing'

Norwegian sheep farmers are concerned about a brutal new practice, after a farmer found several sheep with lures attached to their wool. It is thought that the sheep are captured and stolen for slaughtering.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Ticks pose a risk to sheep populations

Tick bites are responsible for a high death rate in sheep, according to a new study. Researchers have called for new measures to be taken to reduce the incidence of ticks.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Clue offered in tackling the Schmallenberg virus

A new research report indicates that a key building block in the Schmallenberg virus, which causes birth defects and stillbirths, could be a suitable target for anti-viral drugs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Sheep survives 11 days under snow drift

Galloway - A sheep has survived after being buried alive in a snow drift for eleven days. Stuart Mactier, a farmer from south-west Scotland, rescued the pregnant sheep with a digger after it had been buried alive it heavy snow.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Synthetic foot-and-mouth vaccine developed

Researchers have developed a safer vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease by reproducing the protein shells found on the disease-causing virus.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

France: Sheep could soon replace lawnmowers in Paris' parks

Paris - The city of Paris is to begin an experiment this April using sheep as a replacement for lawnmowers. Ultimately, it may result in some of the French capital’s most famous parks and open spaces being tended by sheep rather than mechanical means.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 13 comments

France: Wolves to be 'educated' not to kill sheep

With French farmers and environmentalists at odds over increasing numbers of wolves killing more sheep, a plan to capture and tag problem predators, 'educating' the beasts into avoidance or identifying them for quicker elimination, is up for discussion.

Deer that thinks it's a sheep

Dunwich - What do you do, if you are a young, lost and lonely red deer? Tag along with a herd of sheep and have the shepherd adopt you.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey
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