Badger Population

The number of dead animals seen dead on the road is very often a good indication of the population of a species in an area. I am seeing fewer dead badgers these days. I imagine that this is due to the fact that we are in a badger culling area. What are other members finding?.
Less badgers more hedgehogs on our nearest A road , didn't see a hedgehog for 25 + years before the cull but now a common sight
 
The number of dead animals seen dead on the road is very often a good indication of the population of a species in an area. I am seeing fewer dead badgers these days. I imagine that this is due to the fact that we are in a badger culling area. What are other members finding?.
Same situation here in South Shropshire . More dead Hedgehogs and many fewer Badgers to be seen on the roads round here. We are also in a cull area.
 
The number of dead animals seen dead on the road is very often a good indication of the population of a species in an area. I am seeing fewer dead badgers these days. I imagine that this is due to the fact that we are in a badger culling area. What are other members finding?.

Still seeing plenty on the side of the road unfortunately. I would say more likely to see dead badgers than a dead deer or fox on the roadside.
 

britt

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Overrun with badgers here, tracks, latrines and fence damage everywhere. Only every see ( flat ) hedgehogs in built up areas where they're safe from badgers. You can almost count dead badgers by the mile on the roads at the moment, there are so many.
The lapwings haven't turned up this year although their favourite field is linseed, their favourite crop to nest in.
I wouldn't want to see them wiped out, but until the government accept the need to manage numbers ( beyond BTB cull areas ) we will continue to see a decline in other wildlife.
 
Used to have loads of hedgehogs, lapwings, curlews etc, and no badgers. Now we have a huge population of badgers and no hedgehogs or ground nesting birds.

Same here , most fields would have a set somewhere adjacent to it and some of those sets are large colonies. Ground nesting birds don’t have much chance and rarely see a snake or a hedgehog these days.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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