Monday 16 October 2017

Different image of dairy farming

Madam -- I wish to reply to comments made by Fiona O'Connell in her column, Lay of the Land, (Sunday Independent, June 10, 2012). She refers to cows often being knee-deep in mud and excrement.

Milk production could not be any further removed from this image. It has to be produced in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 853/2004, which lays down the conditions required on dairy farms. This also refers to milk sampling for antibiotics/hormones at source.

Ireland is hailed as one of the leading producers of milk, with exports valued at over €2.6bn. These exports include infant milk formula -- about one in five babies worldwide are fed on Irish-produced formula.

Please sign in or register with for free access to Opinions.

Sign In Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website

Don't Miss