Switzerland top for animal welfare in supermarket food

Switzerland top for animal welfare in supermarket food

April 6, 2020, 10:31 a.m.
Switzerland is leading the way as a benchmark for farm animal welfare in supermarket food. 
Farmers warn of future fruit and veg supply issues

Farmers warn of future fruit and veg supply issues

April 2, 2020, 10:05 a.m.
Farmers of fruit and vegetables are warning there could be problems with supply this year. 
Village evacuated after kilo of explosives found

Village evacuated after kilo of explosives found

Jan. 15, 2020, 9:28 a.m.
More than 60 people had to be evacuated from the village of Presinge in canton Geneva as the bomb squad destroyed a k...
Aargau farm looking to rehouse 700 chickens

Aargau farm looking to rehouse 700 chickens

Jan. 8, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
A farm in canton Aargau is looking to rehouse 700 chickens.
Servette Football Club denied new training ground

Servette Football Club denied new training ground

Nov. 26, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
Geneva’s Servette Football Club, which is having a good run on the pitch at the moment, failed in the last minu...
Woman trampled by cows in Vaud

Woman trampled by cows in Vaud

Sept. 11, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
A woman has been seriously injured after being trampled by cows. She was walking with her dog – which was not o...
Farmer unable to plough as cars left parked on field

Farmer unable to plough as cars left parked on field

June 12, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
In farmer in canton Aargau says he won’t be so tolerant of parked cars on his field next year.
Chaos in Landquart as bull storms streets

Chaos in Landquart as bull storms streets

June 4, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
The phrase, like a bull in a china shop, conjures up images of chaos. But what about a bull in a shopping precinct.
Farmers responsible for biggest food waste

Farmers responsible for biggest food waste

April 30, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
New figures show we’re throwing out around a million tonnes of food every year – and about half of that c...
Organic farms contaminated by pesticides

Organic farms contaminated by pesticides

April 8, 2019, 9:04 a.m.
Those buying organic vegetables in Switzerland may not be getting exactly what they think they are.
Overturned truck spills liquid manure across road

Overturned truck spills liquid manure across road

March 21, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
25 tonnes of liquid manure was spilt when a truck overturned on its way to a farm in canton Aargau. 
Pig farmer faces animal welfare charges

Pig farmer faces animal welfare charges

Feb. 19, 2019, 9:34 a.m.
A pig farmer in canton Thurgau will face criminal charges after inspectors found that over 2,000 piglets had been cas...
Over 100 pigs die in barn fire

Over 100 pigs die in barn fire

Feb. 12, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Police in canton Nidwalden say more than 100 pigs have died in a barn fire.
Drought causes farmers to slaughter cows early

Drought causes farmers to slaughter cows early

Oct. 23, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Farmers are being forced to slaughter their cows early as the drought means there is not enough food for them.
Fish poisoned in Fribourg river

Fish poisoned in Fribourg river

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Over 300 fish were killed after a man released a poisonous cleaning agent into a stream in canton Fribourg.
Camera trap determines how sheep died

Camera trap determines how sheep died

Sept. 6, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
Sheep farmers in canton Uri are angry as they say they know what’s been killing their sheep better than the sci...
Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperature

Calls to cut power from nuclear plant to bring down river temperature

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Members of a fishing organization in canton Aargau are demanding the power from the Benznau nuclear plant is cut back...
Farmers call for government heatwave help

Farmers call for government heatwave help

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
Farmers are calling on the government to help as the ongoing heatwave is causing crops to fail and livestock lack water.
Initiative launched to ban factory farming

Initiative launched to ban factory farming

June 13, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
Animal rights activists have launched an initiative to ban all types of factory farming.
Work permit restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians to stay for another year

Work permit restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians to stay for another year

April 19, 2018, 6:56 a.m.
The government is extending the restrictions on workers from Bulgaria and Romania for another year.
Firefighters rescue cows from cesspit in Bern

Firefighters rescue cows from cesspit in Bern

Feb. 22, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
If you think you’ve had a bad day at work – spare a thought for firefighters yesterday who had to climb i...
Government allows more apple imports

Government allows more apple imports

Feb. 15, 2018, 6:51 a.m.
The Federal Agriculture Office is making sure we won’t run out of apples. Frosts in April last year means the h...
Chickens outnumber people in Switzerland

Chickens outnumber people in Switzerland

Feb. 7, 2018, 5:51 a.m.
Switzerland has more chickens than people. That’s the result of the latest livestock census.
8,000 chickens destroyed following disease outbreak

8,000 chickens destroyed following disease outbreak

Dec. 22, 2017, 6:51 a.m.
Cantonal vets were forced to destroy 8,000 chickens at a farm in Thurgau yesterday afternoon after they tested positi...
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