Badgers Foiled By Cattle Feeder24 May 2013
UK – An anti-badger cattle feeder has been given approval by a tuberculosis farm advisory service.
Field trials conducted by the South West TB Advisory Service have shown that, over a three week period, no feed could be accessed by badgers.
“In a infra-red camera-based study that started on 26th February 2013, we placed the peanut-baited feeder near an active badger sett in our equipment testing area,” said trial co-ordinator Sophie James from SWTBFAS. “Over the next three weeks badgers – and several foxes – tried to access the peanuts without success.”
The feeder, made by Rumenco, was showcased at yesterday’s Beef Expo (Thursday) in Hexham and comes as a welcome biosecurity measure against badger diseases.
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