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Badger Blocker

A Rumenco cattle feeder, specifically designed to thwart access by 
badgers to livestock feed supplements, has been given the thumbs up 
by the South West TB Farm Advisory Service (SWTBFAS).

The Rumenco ‘Badger Blocker’ resisted persistent attempts by badgers to reach the cattle feed in a trial organised by SWTBFAS.

“In an infra-red camera-based study that started on 26th February 2013, we placed the peanut-baited feeder near an active badger sett in our equipment testing area,” reported trial co-ordinator Sophie James from SWTBFAS.

“Over the next three weeks badgers – and several foxes – tried to access the peanuts without success.

The first night was by far the busiest with the camera recording at least 30 attempts by badgers to reach the food. Activity trailed off as the weeks wore on with an average of only one attempt per night during the last week of the trial. On the basis of this study we are happy to recommend the Rumenco feeder as a useful addition to your farm biosecurity measures,” she said.

The Rumenco feeder is designed to hold Rumevite feed blocks, 22.5kg SUPAlyx buckets, LIFELINE, MAXX buckets and 80kg tubs a meter above ground. The company recommends that the base unit be filled with water or earth for stability. One feeder is recommended for every 20-30 head of grazing cattle.

For more information on how you can use our badger blocker as part of your biosecurity measures regarding TB please download our Bio Information Sheet PDF using the link below:

 Bio Information Sheet PDF

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