Reduction of cattle herd can‘t be ruled out, says Creed

Minister warns of ‘lazy analysis’ that FG is soft on the impact of farming on the environment

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
29th December, 2019
Reduction of cattle herd can‘t be ruled out, says Creed
Minister Michael Creed

A reduction in the size of Ireland’s cattle herd can’t be ruled out if the farming sector fails to meet its emissions targets, the agriculture minister has said.

The Government’s Climate Action plan has set a target for the agriculture sector to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 10 per cent to 15 per cent by 2030.

Minister Michael Creed said farmers could meet this target by embracing a range of environmentally-friendly...

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