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A selective cull of badgers to combat bovine TB is due to start in Northern Ireland this month. Unlike the UK government’s controversial “blanket” approach to culling badgers, a five-year test, and vaccinate or remove (TVR) project is currently being undertaken in Northern Ireland. A spokesman for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Dard) NI said: “Bovine TB is an extremely challenging disease that continues to be costly to eradicate and is a considerable burden on the farming industry […]