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Badger problems: use of electric fencing to prevent agricultural damage (TIN027)

Guidance on management actions to prevent or mitigate damage caused by badgers (Edition 2).

Year of Publication2011

The European badger (Meles meles) is widely distributed throughout mainland Britain which now supports some of the highest densities of badgers in Europe. Unfortunately, certain aspects of badger behaviour can cause problems for agriculture. In most cases, these are primarily of nuisance value. However, under some circumstances badgers can cause serious damage and in these situations, management action may be necessary.

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health and safetyelectric fencecrop damage
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