Badger TB Test, Aronia Berries, Innovative Veg, Conservation Payment Delay
Scientists have developed a test which can identify TB in badgers from their droppings. They describe it as a possible breakthrough in the fight against TB in cattle.
Scientists have developed a test which can identify TB in badgers from their droppings. They describe it as a possible 'breakthrough' in the fight against TB in cattle. Professor Liz Wellington, from Warwick University, says that the test will give farmers a clear indication of whether or not the badgers on their land pose any risk to their cattle. Research is underway to also use the test to monitor TB in cattle, by screening slurry and milk.
Nancy Nicolson gets a taste of what could be the next 'Super Berry', but she finds that the Aronia Berry takes a bit of getting used to, despite claims of its high antioxidant levels.
And, farmers are angry about delays to this year's Entry and Higher Level Stewardship payments in England.
Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Sarah Swadling.