Britain Imports Record Quantities Of Milk

The BBC is reporting that British milk retailers and processors have been forced to buy in a million litres every day from Northern Ireland, Holland and Belgium.

The shortfall is because so many dairy farmers are going out of business, with two a day leaving the industry due to low prices and high costs, they say.

In addition, a poor summer has also reduced cows' ability to produce high levels of milk. These two factors combined mean British milk production is at its lowest for more than 30 years.

Last year, the number of cattle in Britain fell by 200,000.

That should please the anti-methane brigade then? And another thing, how do they know that the number of cattle fell by that amount? There could be 21,000 of them in hiding according to DEFRA.