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14 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 March 2013

Charlotte Smith hears that half the deer in Britain should be culled to protect woodlands and farms. A study from the University of East Anglia suggests there are now more deer in the UK than at any other time since the ice age, and that attempts to manage the population are failing. As the House of Lords debates the future of the Agricultural Wages Board, Lord Whitty tells Farming Today the board should be retained or the rural economy will suffer; while Anthony Snell of the National Farmers Union denounces it as an outdated, redundant quango. And how do you stop chickens pecking each other to death? As beak trimming is to be banned, Farming Today asks if cannibalism can be curbed.Presenter: Charlotte Smith Producer: Melvin Rickarby.



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