The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has denied allegations that 45,000 dairy cows will be culled in Northern Ireland as part of a no-deal Brexit, but it’s thought that cows could be culled in the event of a no-deal Brexit if new higher taxes are applied to British milk.
But UFU president Ivor Ferguson said it was “scare tactics”, and the Department of Agriculture said it wasn’t proposing the culling of animals, and that they certainly didn’t anticipate culling dairy cows.
It seems that the figure of 45,000 cows has been plucked out of the air.
They might not be planning to cull animals, but they are examining ways to support the industry through contingency measures and possible funding streams, and the Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have recruited extra resources and trained current workers in the anticipation of significant demand for export health certificates.
About 800 million litres of milk are processed in the Republic of Ireland from Northern Ireland each year, but the concern amongst farmers in Northern Ireland is that, if no agreement is reached and traditional relationships with the south become complex, the country will be left with an oversupply of milk that they will not be able to process or sell.
Farmers supplies are at their weakest now because farming hasn’t been profitable in a number of sectors, and if milk had to face a tax, the only way that milk would go across the border would be if the government stepped in and paid the tariff.
Of course, our government is only interested in self-preservation, and with farmers saying that they will have to cull animals, and supermarkets warning that they will struggle to keep shelves stocked, rather than murdering harmless animals perhaps we should destroy this Government?
And as we move nearer to October 31st, we should expect all Remain news outlets, the BBC included to be delivering ever-increasingly hysterical reporting of this kind, but then they’re only misleading those who’ve already been deceived.
Yet there’s been no apology from the BBC for tweeting these terror tactics. They published a whole load of tweets all based on a maybe or if what scenarios, but no real facts because there aren’t any yet, and yet they’re assumed to be impartial.
But so much fear from the BBC has turned into white noise and sound reasoning is entirely disregarded, and we really do require an enquiry into fake reporting by the British press on Brexit, and I’m sure Labour would support this, as it’s all they babble on about, having an enquiry.
And before we have a cattle cull, we should probably have a media magnet cull, and then a legal obligation to state explicitly when articles or parts of propaganda or opinions of propaganda are addressed.
On the other hand, do you remember when 10 million sheep and cattle were culled because of foot and mouth? We didn’t seem to have a problem with our milk supply then, next they’ll be telling us that the cows have quit producing milk because of the no-deal Brexit.
So who’s the prime offender for circulating this bogus news? Well, supposedly our own free, fair and unbiased BBC, who appear to be scaremongering and giving out false narratives, and it’s disgraceful that they’re permitted to get away with it.
And now there’s tittle-tattle about cows causing global warming. Of course, we can’t dismiss that farming has a significant influence on global warming, because farming is essentially serving the consumer’s need for food, and with raised prosperity, people are eating more meat and dairy products every year.
And it’s been implied that we eat much less meat and dairy products because this is the most effective way to conquer our personal carbon footprint and to generally lessen our personal negative impact on the environment.
Global warming is a really sensitive issue, and something that we shouldn’t disregard, but of course, we can’t simply blame all the cows or these farms for this phenomenon, humans are also responsible for this.
Every day, a person contributes extensively to global warming unconsciously by driving a vehicle or throwing a bit of plastic or paper, but then there are numerous companies out there that are developing eco-friendly commodities like natural spices, biodegradable plastics, electric cars like peapod cars and the likes.
But what is the actual probability that these acts can actually contribute to preventing global warming? And we should be ashamed of ourselves because we’re immortalising this drivel pro-EU propaganda.