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Charlotte Smith visits the bustling Game Fair at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, to see how the game and shooting industries are coping with the economic downturn. It can cost thousands of pounds a day to attend a shoot, yet new research suggests 40% of commercial shoots are making a loss.
The Country Land and Business Association has attracted more stallholders than ever before to the event, and many of the debates revolve around welfare, as the government introduces new guidelines on rearing game birds. The League against Cruel Sports and The Countryside Alliance give their view on the new government code.
And chef Jose Souto tells Farming Today about his love of game meat, and explains how simple preparation can turn a humble partridge into a world-beating dish.
Presenter: Charlotte Smith Producer: Melvin Rickarby.
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