Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 51: Stiffer sentences against dog attacks

In this week’s episode, Scotland has introduced a new law aimed at curbing the number of dog attacks on livestock.

We ask: Could other UK nations follow suit? With Easter here – and more people enjoying the great outdoors, we look at a new version of the Countryside Code.

See also: New Countryside Code says stay on footpaths, clean up dog mess

Will it encourage countryside visitors to act responsibly? As the farming year progresses, we look at the best way to recruit and manage harvest students – and ways to get the best job going.

We’ve a round-up of all the best – and worst – farming April Fool’s gags. And we meet the Merseyside farmer who hopes his YouTube video diary will help to pay for a new sprayer.

This episode of the Farmers Weekly podcast is co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom with FW news reporter Ed Henderson.


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