New Life In The Culling Fields

When Tony Temple went out to the shed and found his cattle slavering, he knew it meant trouble. Drooling is a symptom of the worst trouble Britain's farmers have faced in a generation: foot-and-mouth disease. The resulting cull claimed the Cumbrian farmer's 2,000 sheep, 110 cattle, eight pigs and one goat. "I never dreamed it would hit us," he says. Instead of watching his lambs grow fat, Temple is wondering how and when he'll be able to restock his empty fields.

As the virus devastated thousands of farms over the past seven months, fundamental questions were being asked in farmhouse...

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