A trial involving a Lincolnshire chicken farm has been adjourned for five weeks.
Moy Park, which runs Heale Poultry Unit near Woodhall Spa, is charged with not preventing poultry smells from affecting people living in the area.
Prosecutors for the Environment Agency allege the business did not do enough to address problems despite repeated complaints.
Moy Park denies the charges, which relate to activities at its Kirkby on Bain site between July 21, 2009, and January 18, 2011.
The trial will resume on April 2.