BBC News - Cull for taxpayer, says UK expert
Apparently, according to the article, the proposed badger cull will "cost the public £1.55million". Of this, "£215,000 is the cost to farmers of paying for shooting the badgers." And, that "does not include any of the personal, social costs or stress..."
Of course another way of looking at this is that £215,000 being paid for shooting the badgers is providing jobs and income for professional stalkers, which then contributes to the general economy. I'd think it would also relieve some personal costs and stress on now employed stalkers.