Badgers

TB is not spread from badgers to cattle through direct contact – Study

TB is not spread from badgers to cattle through direct contact – Study

Badgers prefer land more than 50m from cattle and TB is more than likely spread between the two species in...

August 5, 2016

Minister Creed denies claims Department breaches licences to shoot badgers

Minister Creed denies claims Department breaches licences to shoot badgers

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has said that his Department fully complies with the terms and conditions of licences issued...

July 10, 2016

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

Year 3 of North’s badger TB project to begin in June/July

The third year of the badger Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Project is to begin in a 100km area...

June 24, 2016

Brian May’s trust to challenge UK badger culling trials

Brian May’s trust to challenge UK badger culling trials

Former guitarist with rock band Queen – Brian May – is to challenge the lawfulness of UK badger cull licences,...

August 25, 2015

Badger culling to begin again in Northern Ireland

Badger culling to begin again in Northern Ireland

Badger culling is to shortly begin in the second year of a test, vaccinate or remove (TVR) wildlife intervention research project,...

July 6, 2015

Badgers may shun cattle, it isn’t enough to save them being culled

Badgers may shun cattle, it isn’t enough to save them being culled

Badgers may shun cattle, but it’s not enough to save them from being culled, according to the Minister for Agriculture...

May 16, 2015

Research confirms lack of direct contact between dairy cows and badgers

Research confirms lack of direct contact between dairy cows and badgers

There is little evidence that badgers and dairy cows interact with each other directly, according to Dr Declan O’Mahony, from...

April 24, 2015

UK vets roll back on support of controlled shooting of badgers

UK vets roll back on support of controlled shooting of badgers

The British Veterinary Authority (BVA) has said it can no longer support the continued use of controlled shooting of badgers as part...

April 22, 2015

Know what animal is most likely to visit your farm unannounced? And it’s not a badger

Know what animal is most likely to visit your farm unannounced? And it’s not a badger

A new study of badger behaviour on Northern Ireland farms found that badgers are more likely to visit farmyards in...

February 27, 2015