sheep-worrying

sheep-worrying

n
(Agriculture) agriculture the act (of a dog, sheepdog, wolf, etc) of chasing a flock of sheep and biting or injuring the sheep
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A prize-winning farmer is calling for tougher laws to punish sheep-worrying after one of his animals was killed by a dog.
This latest sheep-worrying incident happened at around 1pm last Thursday, January 24, when a large, dark coloured dog, larger than a collie, was spotted running in the field where the attack happened.
There were 700 sheep-worrying attacks reported across Britain last year including 40 in North Wales - the third highest in the country behind Devon/Cornwall and Sussex.
With an unerring sense of direction, Lassie heads home but runs the risk of being accused of sheep-worrying before an emotional reunion.
Dog owners have been warned their pets could be legally shot if found sheep-worrying after six separate attacks on livestock in Worcestershire.
POLICE and the Peak District National Park officials have issued a plea to dog owners after a spate of sheep-worrying.
Former NFU Cymru President Hugh Richards who farms at Llanelli has had several sheep-worrying incidents on his farm this year and knows of others nearby.
The sheep-worrying incidents have resulted in pregnant ewes losing their lambs and the deaths of at least eight sheep.
In another era, they'd have been run out of town for having greasy hair, precisely half the civilised number of eyebrows and sheep-worrying. Now they serve a purpose as people against which we all measure our success and good fortune.
Earlier this year The P&J revealed that the north-east had recorded the highest number of sheep-worrying incidents in Scotland, with 32 cases reported to police in one year.
Wayne Murphy's pounds 800 pedigree Tamaskan was shot six times after a spate of sheep-worrying in the grounds of The New School near Dunkeld, Perthshire.
The committee discussed open access when it met in Ruthin but the FUW told members that, as much of Wales now enters the busy lambing season, problems associated with sheep-worrying inevitably increase.