Here we go again

milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Is there nothing coming out of cull zones to counter this bullsh1t?

I haven’t seen much data/info come out of these cull zones. I’ll be honest and say I’ve not not been looking but surely some positive data should have been released by now.

Does anyone know why?
 
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tinsheet

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Somerset
I haven’t seen much data/info come out of these cull zones. I’ll be honest and say I’ve not not been looking but surely some positive data should have been released by now.

Does anyone know why?
Good news doesn't make the news!
Heaven forbid the farmers that got their act together and organised the pilot culls back in 2013 have managed to make a success of it!:rolleyes:.
 

tinsheet

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Somerset
That’s what I was asking. Have they? Has anyone put the effort in to prove so?
Yes huge improvements here!
Farmer up the road hadn't been able to sell live for about 10 years plus, now selling live again.
Every farm that had tb breakdowns in 2012-13 have gone clear
No it's not a perfect solution, just one tool in the box to eradicate tb, yes some of these farms have breakdowns since, nearly all are farms on the boarder of the cull zone or have bought cattle in from outside the cull zone or their national trust farms who aren't taking part in the cull, (they now have a huge problem with deer dying with tb)
If you go on the ibtb website you can soon workout the West Somerset cull zone area as it's clear bar a couple of breakdowns.(y) Then look at it in 2012 and there's breakdowns everywhere(n). We've been clear just over 6 years now and we're in a supposed hotspot!
Touch wood long may it continue(y)
 

Agrivator

Member
I think we should have a five-year trial to test my theory that:

If farmers, gamekeepers and responsible shooting tenants were free to shoot or control whatever wildlife they think should be controlled, we would have a far richer and more diverse wildlife than we have at the moment.

And if the result disproves my theory (or at least rejects the null hypothesis) I personally will kiss Cwiss Packham's arse and submit myself to re-education.
 

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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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