Ireland To Cull Cattle To Meet Climate Goals

It won’t be long before this starts in the United States, and we already know that Biden’s Climate Czar, John Kerry, is altering our food supply.

Over the next three years, 200,000 dairy cows are to be killed in order for the country of Ireland to meet their climate goals.

Pat McCormack, President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, said he’s seen internal government documents showing up to 65,000 dairy cows will be removed a year.

“This figure is a figure that could be correct if absolutely nothing else was done,” he said.

“The reality of it is I was deeply involved in the Dairy Vision Group, where we set about putting together a framework to deliver on our targets.

“There may be an opportunity there for a voluntary cull; it was recommended to the Minister but by no means a 200,000 cow cull necessary.”

McCormack is trying to get other options put in place.

“The reporting coming from that was one of the options that could be used would a voluntary reduction scheme/exit scheme,” he said.

“Equally I suppose that has aerated a lot of suckler farmers out there, who feel they’re being forgone the opportunity to play their part when the environmental impact perspective has been moved forward. That Dairy Vision Group was filled with information and opportunity that is coming onboard in the next number of years in the form of science. Whether that’s low emission slurry, spreading protected urea, high EBI methane emissions reduction in the genetics of the herd: all these things can deliver.”

Mr McCormack said talk of a cull is ‘frustrating’ for farmers who are being villainized.

Don’t think it will happen in the USA?

On May 10, 2023, John Kerry said that the agriculture “sector needs innovation now more than ever.”

“A lot of people have no clue that agriculture contributes about 33% of all the emissions of the world,” he said during a recent speech. “We can’t get to net-zero, we don’t get this job done unless agriculture is front and center as part of the solution. So all of us understand here the depths of this mission.”

“Food systems themselves contribute a significant amount of emissions just in the way in which we do the things we’ve been doing,” he continued. “With a growing population on the planet – we just crossed the threshold of 8 billion fellow citizens around the world – emissions from the food system alone are projected to cause another half a degree of warming by mid-century.”

“This sector needs innovation now more than ever,” Kerry continued Wednesday. “We’re facing record malnutrition at a time when agriculture, more than any other sector, is suffering from the impacts of the climate crisis. And I refuse to call it climate change anymore. It’s not change. It’s a crisis.”

Would the administration really try to cull cattle here in the USA? It’s not like they’ve banned gas stoves or anything.


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