The Government will introduce statutory pre-movement testing of cattle in England from
Evidence is being gathered about the effect of badgers on ground nesting birds. This is being done through a DEFRA-funded project investigating the ecological consequences of badger removal. Some of this work has been conducted in treatment areas of the randomised badger culling trial. The project also involves an exhaustive literature review and experimental field research using artificial bird nests. The results from the project will be presented to DEFRA in March 2007.