New study claims that a badger cull would reduce TB.

A report in the Farmers' Guardian says that new figures show that badger culling continues to result in major reductions in TB incidences up to four and half years after the end of a cull, and that the results could be even more positive in the planned West Wales target cull area.

The latest results show a 31.5% reduction in confirmed TB herd incidences in English badger culling areas over the four and half year period after badger culling ended and a reduction o 37% in the six months to March 2011.