Government Accused Of Undermining Dairy And Livestock Sector

There's reports proposals have been made to cull thousands of cattle.

The Government has been accused of working to undermine the dairy and livestock sectors.

It's after reports proposals have been made to cull thousands of cattle in order to meet the country's emissions targets.

A discussion document suggests a voluntary scheme that would see 65,000 dairy cows culled every year for three years.

President of the Irish Farmers Association, Tommevara's Tim Cullinane is shocked by the proposal:

He is criticising the proposals and says farmers are already taking action to reduce emissions:

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers' Association says a cull of 200,000 cows isn't needed to meet climate targets.

It's reported that a cull of almost 200,000 cows under a voluntary scheme for dairy farmers to reduce their herd, could cost around €600 million

But President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers' Association, Pat McCormack, says dairy farmers are taking other steps to reduce emissions:

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