'On a knife edge': The emotional and alienating impacts on a farming family

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Phil, dairy farmer, Somerset

Third generation dairy farmer Phil has lost 71 cows from his milking herd to bovine TB over the past 18 months. He describes every test day as like being on a knife edge.

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