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SENIOR Defra officials have insisted badger culling is an effective and necessary way to curb the spread of bovine TB, after Sir John Krebs again branded the policy ‘crazy’.
A SHROPSHIRE farming family’s carefully laid plans for another successful show season have been shattered by the discovery of bovine TB (bTB) in a three-month-old calf.
REGARDING the cull of badgers to control bovine TB - why do we not just add badgers to the list of rats, mice, foxes, moles and magpies farmers are allowed to control (they can never be eliminated).
THERE is always someone who will – sometimes unwittingly, sometimes purposely – break the rules and tarnish the work done by everyone else. And when it happens at a time of extreme sensitivity, it could hardly be worse.
TWO articles in Farmers Guardian on March 15 tell contrasting outcomes of the saga of bTB cattle slaughter statistics in the UK and Ireland.
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FARMING and veterinary industry leaders have insisted culling badgers can deliver long-term, lasting benefits in bovine TB (bTB) hotspots in England and Wales.