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Council farms, bird flu update, Sloe Gin made on farm

The Tenant Farmers Association calls for county councils not to sell off their farm estates. It comes as Cambridgeshire Council takes on more tenants, bucking the national trend.

The Tenant Farmers Association is calling for county councils not to sell off their farm estates. It comes as Cambridgeshire council takes on MORE tenants, bucking a national trend. Around half of the UK's council farms have been sold off over the last thirty years, often to plug holes in council budgets. But some authorities are making a profit on their farm estates, and TFA chief executive George Dunn says the government should take more of an interest in what he says is a national asset.

Ben Jackson has been to a farm in Leicestershire where they make Sloe Gin - this is their busiest time of year; And BBC Weather's Nick Miller investigates an unusual research project - using two electric sheep to assess the affect of the weather on the real animal.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Sally Challoner.

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