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A GLOUCESTERSHIRE farmer has opened his heart to the world about the ‘soul-destroying’ impact of bovine TB (bTB) on his business and why he believes badger culling is necessary.
HALLMARK Boxster is the champion bull saved from his death sentence after his Yorkshire owners took on Defra and battled it out in the High Court. Chris Berry reports on the story which has become farming’s latest book.
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.
AMID the hysteria flowing forth about this year’s badger culls, the human story is often lost.
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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.