Farming Minister insists badger cull on track

Half way through the badger cull and the Government says it IS on track. It's got three more weeks to run in West Somerset, but there are claims marksmen aren't killing enough badgers to make the trial scientifically worthwhile.

Today Farming Minister David Heath told ITV West Country the cull will be properly assessed at the end of the trial. Our environment correspondent, Duncan Sleightholme reports.

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Claims badger cull is 'failing'

A dairy farmer and businessman from Weston-super-Mare has claimed the badger cull in Somerset will not succeed due to a failure to shoot enough of the animals.