Here’s a press release about ‘cuts to red tape’ in British agriculture. This arose, no doubt, from the Red Tape Challenge. Apparently these cuts will help to monitor and control livestock diseases while also saving money.
Moving sheep (Ovis aries) around is to become easier, and cattle (Bos primigenius) too. But the rules around moving cattle have just been tightened as part of our Government’s attempts to get rid of bovine tuberculosis.
So if you have cattle, can you now move them more freely, or less freely? How does this make sense?
I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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