What’s the farmers journal saying about it over there?In the big scheme of things, the cow population is going nowhere but down.
Here in the ROI, where importance of agriculture to the entire economy is much greater than in UK, and where farmers and rural voters have much more political clout than in UK, it’s niw pretty much accepted the national herd is going to be cut.
Up to now no leading politician never mind a rural based one, would whisper the words “reduce the national herd”. They are now softening us up with leaks to that effect, just before they make it national policy.
We will be forced out of suckler beef to get the numbers down. The more profitable and employment intensive dairy side will be capped at current herd size. Suckler men will have to switch to rearing dairy bred beef, plus perhaps contract rearing dairy heifers. Oh, a few euros will be offered to let part of all current suckler farms, return to nature.
If the politicos can make it happen in ROI, it sure will happen in UK, with cream on top.
I only ever bought it when visiting, and it seems a very pro farming paper. The editor, the fella McCarthy I think, he seemed to talk sense. I wish we had someone like him over here.
Hopefully Ag across the pond is still connected enough to the population, that it won’t be too severely blamed .
We are fooked I think, Carrie and her spineless deputy Bojo have done for us !