iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for 11/10/2012

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

11/10/2012

Duration:
14 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 11 October 2012

Schmallenberg disease, which causes birth defects in calves and lambs, is found on farms in North Yorkshire and Northumberland. Anna Hill talks to the President of NFU Scotland Nigel Miller who feels this is a wake-up call for Scottish farmers. Anna gets the latest national picture from Professor Peter Mertens of the Pirbright Institute.

DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency have set up a group that is looking into the future of lead shot. Anna hears from group members the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and asks if lead shot has had its day.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Rich Ward.

Broadcasts

Free download

  1. Image for Farming Today

    Farming Today

    All rural life is here: daily news of food, farming, the countryside and the environment with…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss