The news from north Cumbria that cows in an Eden dairy herd were infected with bovine TB was a blow. This is the first sign of it in the county. Badgers spread bovine TB and there’s been a great deal of controversy nationally about how to prevent further infection in the UK. The government has recently proposed that licensed badger culling, combined with badger vaccination, is an acceptable way of controlling the disease in cattle. We hope it’s never an issue here on the farm

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