It is absurd to end milk quota system

Teagasc and the Irish Dairy Board have predicted a milk price drop of up to 40% in 2015 because of an oversupply of milk in the world. 

It is absurd to end milk quota system

This comes while many dairy farmers are preparing to substantially increase milk producion when quota restrictions are removed by CAP in 2015. In other words, freedom and encouragement is given to produce more milk even though the world already produces too much. The absurdity of such decision making appears entirely lost on political and economic policymakers of the great brainless monolith the EU is turning into.

Humanity in the 21st century is faced with an unprecedented economic crisis. Unprecedented because unlike all previous economic difficulties caused by inability and shortage, the present one is caused by abundance.

There is hardly a product, milk included, which the world cannot produce in far greater quantity than it can consume. But business cannot function in constant oversupply conditions; prices and profits collapse with only the biggest most aggressive business able to survive, resulting in huge potential monopolisation.

Padraic Neary

Charlestown Road


County Sligo

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