Tubercullosis

“Scientists have found a clear correlation between more intensive farming systems and cattle falling ill with TB. … Farms with herds of 150 cattle or more are 50% more likely to suffer an outbreak of TB than herds with fewer than 50 animals. … The researchers also find a clear correlation between the use of maize for silage cattle feed and the incidence of TB.” (http://www.soilassociation.org/news/newsstory/articleid/8547/intensive-farming-link-with-bovine-tb)

This news will only exacerbate government’s cognitive dissonance regarding badgers. It will be filed under ‘more evidence that badgers, through herding cattle into small barns and feeding them maize, are infecting them with bTB.’

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Bovindoors

“In reaction to pressure on [milk] price, some farming leaders are encouraging a move to intensive dairy farming; keeping cows indoors all year, in so-called zero-grazing units or mega-dairies.” (http://www.ciwf.org.uk/news/2015/08/compassion-calls-for-reform-of-dairy-industry/)

When the price slump is a result of reduced global demand, producing more is radical logic. Perhaps it needs more weedkiller

Cowfolk

“Wolves killed at least 30 sheep and cows in Oregon last year, according to a state tally, and ranchers have been lobbying for more freedom to kill the predators. ‘Until the laws change, the cow people in northeast Oregon are going to suffer.'” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/us-usa-wolves-oregon-idUKKBN0LT2P620150226)

Gary Larson County has borne the brunt of these losses.

Moonure

“A large dairy in Washington state, Cow Palace Dairy, polluted ground water by over applying manure to soil. … The district court ruling, if upheld, could affect any large livestock facility that produces more manure than it can responsibly manage.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/17/us-usa-pollution-manure-idUKKBN0KQ00F20150117)

Spokesperson Baron Bovine said, ‘for mega-dairies, the shit has hit the land.’

Eggistry

“Cattle release five times more greenhouse gas and consume six times more nitrogen than eggs or poultry.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28409704)

Ahhh, it’s the nitrogen-eating eggs that produce the finest hydrogen fartoxide.