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Vaccinating Badgers, Stable Staff Shortage, Ballymena Mart

After a year's break owing to a worldwide shortage of the vaccine, badgers are once again being trapped and vaccinated against Bovine TB. Caz Graham presents.

After a year's break badgers are once again being trapped and vaccinated against Bovine TB. Vaccinations were suspended at the end of 2015 owing to a worldwide shortage of the vaccine, but one Wildlife Trust has found an alternative source and has decided to resume its efforts. Sarah Falkingham reports.

Presenter Caz Graham hears from Christianne Glossop, the Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales, about why, despite this vaccine being available they've taken a decision not to resume vaccinating in Wales. Tom Williams reports on the stable staff shortage at Newmarket that's affecting the horse-racing industry, and continuing the week on agriculture and Northern Ireland, Elaine Mitchell visits to Ballymena Mart to find out how there's a lot more going on than just buying and selling.

Producer: Toby Field.

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