Farmers threaten ‘war’ if cattle herd is hit

The Greens want a 7% annual reduction in greenhouse gases, but farmers see the reduction in the size of the national herd as a red line issue

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
7th June, 2020
Farmers threaten ‘war’ if cattle herd is hit
The IFA president has said they would not stand for any changes that would result in a reduction of the herd, even if it was indirectly. Picture: Getty

There will be “war” if any new programme for government requires a reduction in the size of the national cattle herd, whether directly or indirectly, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has warned.

A major focus of the government formation talks has been on how to achieve the Green Party’s demand that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 7 per cent a year over the course of the next government. Ireland had the third...

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