Beef cattle in field© FLPA / John Eveson/REX
The NFU has hit back at claims it “misled the public” after its president suggested culling badgers was helping to lower bovine TB rates in Somerset and Gloucestershire. NFU president Meurig Raymond told NFU conference last week that TB infection rates had fallen from 34% to 11% in Somerset in the two years since the government’s pilot culls began in 2013. In Gloucestershire, meanwhile, Mr Raymond highlighted the case of dairy farmer James Griffiths whose farm is now clear of TB for […]
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