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Discussion in 'Dairy Farming' started by lazy farmer, Nov 9, 2018.
you don't live on the British mainland then
So what would you say to those of us with closed herds that have suffered with Tb for decades?
Locally had a number of badgers suddenly appear in an area that no one alive remembers seeing badgers in or within ten or twelve miles of. It also happens to be 5 mins from a motorway junction. Car has been seen parked in gateway and people letting them out of cages lifted out the boot
That is one of the stupidest comments you have ever made !
Are you expecting to get a straight answer?
No, I'm expecting more lies
Your a danger to yourself.
We had 2cattle taken recently as 2x tested IR's ,one was a in calf fr heifer
Nothing found on pm either
Excellent post @lazy farmer and pleased you are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel
Well done Lazy.
There does seem to be more clear tests occurring in our area. Hopefully our turn in December!
Fallowfield where do you hail from? Pray kind sir please tell us and put us out of our misery!
Never. It just wont fly in parliament and a national debate no matter what the arguments for it. However we do have the disease control options and as Lazy has demonstrated it is working.
Lifting protected status could quite easily have a negative affect on TB with small scale peacemeal culling actually increasing the problem.
35 taken 2 weeks ago. All came bk as no visible lesions. . Never had tb here.
Well it certainly won't happen in Wales if the boyos in the Bay have anything to do with it!
All very true!.
The badger cull has gone exceptionally well around here, with the best efforts of the people involved (which involves no small amount of clip-boarding I can tell you) they have easily accomplished their cull total with time to spare. For obvious reasons nobody can name names but I do hope some of them get to read this thread and receive the appreciation they deserve. It has taken a lot of time and a great deal of effort, firstly to get all the host farmers signed up and second to organise the process itself. I can only imagine the grief involved and not just because of officials and their paperwork and rather perplexing rules regarding the cull.
If the Antis want to help I would suggest the trap and relocate the badgers to areas of the country where there are no cattle. It is as simple as that. Spending millions of tax payers money destroying perfectly healthy cattle without controlling the other main vector is ridiculous. The number of people I encounter who do not have the faintest idea that badgers themselves suffer terribly from TB astounds me, and they are easily educated because of the very fine website one very fine individual has created at their own expense, which details the disease in badgers and the morbidities involved with some excellent photographs as well. I only wish someone would anonymously produce some youtube videos demonstrating badgers suffering with TB, perhaps with the use of long distance photography. It is a hideous way for them to die and there is no shortage of them about.
Please everyone , this is an exceptionally good thread, BUT DO REMEMBER TO JUST THINK ABOUT THE COMMENTS YOU ARE POSTING!!!
(IE. The post that will hopefully disappear above @Hampton)
Those badgers relocated north won’t get very far, rifleman in Cheshire told me they’d shot 1000 badgers in the first couple of nights a few weeks back. I dream of the day we go back to 4 yearly testing
Did he also shoot the flying pig?
Not sure returning to 4 year testing would be something i would ever want to risk. I will quite happily test annualy and go clear than risk a nasty suprise after 4 years
Yearly testing will be a big start. Haven't tested now for 4 months. Feels wierd. Bring on December