Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

Letters

Letters

  • SIR, - I would suggest bluntly to Commissioner Hogan that if there is no crisis in dairying he gets himself 200-250 acres, a dairy herd and a substantial loan.

  • SIR, - Regarding the article on halal slaughter last week in The SF, I think it's disgusting that we still don't pre-stun all animals prior to slaughter.

  • SIR, - Red meat producers will probably have noted with some wry amusement that the orthodox demonising of their products by nutritionists for more than 30 years has now been found to not be based on sound science, but a presumption that cholesterol levels in the diet automatically caused comparable levels in the blood and thus caused circulatory problems including heart attacks.

  • SIR, - After such a thrilling NFUS AGM, probably the tensest meeting I've ever experienced, but I thought it was so healthy and refreshing for the union to have so many candidates for the three posts available.

  • Sir, - Be warned of the latest trial for the hard working farmer as experienced by myself.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • IT WAS back in 1979 that John McEnroe became the bad boy of tennis with his famous 'you cannot be serious' comment to an umpire.

  • IT IS a big challenge to believe the European Commission when it announces a decision it says is based on science.

  • GOOD NEWS has been scarce in the dairy industry for a long time, but the Fonterra auction this week in New Zealand will have produced a global and collective sign of relief from dairy farmers.

  • IT IS a familiar claim from children that punishment is not fair - and many in Scotland will have said that when it was hit with disallowances for problems with CAP implementation.

  • ANY DECISION on genetically modified crops is always controversial.

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