Cattle

We don?t want dogs crapping in the street, so why do we accept cows crapping in our water?

Water quality is important. For some reason there is an element in our society who seem to think that just because farmers have been allowing cattle to roam in waterways for 100 years we should still allow it today.

Auckland used to pour its sewage straight into the Manukau Harbour…we don’t any more. The Thames River in the UK was very nearly dead because?it was treated as an open sewer. It isn’t any more. Many towns in New Zealand used to dump sewage and factory run-off into our rivers; now it is policed and we are working on stopping the practice.

We expect dog owners to pick up the leavings of their dogs; we used to allow people to leave dog poop all over the place. We’ve changed.

Farmers need to get with the programme. Many do but some let them all down.

Clean water campaigners believe the quality of New Zealand’s fresh water is nearing crisis level.

It comes after a herd of cattle was pictured polluting a North Canterbury Lake.

The cattle were back on dry land well away from Lake Taylor today, but it was a picture taken by a camper over the New Year period that prompted Environment Canterbury (ECan) to pay a visit to cattle’s owners.

It’s not good practice to have stock in the water,” says ECan consents and compliance manager Marty Mortiaux. ? Read more »

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Ten years for our farmers to get the stock and effluent out of our waterways

About time…some recommendations worth pursuing for our waterways.

Farmers should have to exclude nearly all livestock from rivers and streams by 2025, the Government has been told.

The Land and Water Forum released its fourth report today, which had 60 new recommendations for the Government on freshwater management.

Chairman Alastair Bisley said that the proposals outlined a “workable and balanced” management system which would facilitate growth within environmental limits.

Mr Bisley expressed disappointment that the Government had not adopted most of the 153 recommendations made in three previous reports, and urged ministers to make further changes “without delay”.

One of the forum’s members, the Environmental Defence Society, reiterated the need for urgent changes.

“Water quality in our lowland streams and rivers is poor and the current system is demonstrably failing to deliver the outcomes the public wants,” chairman Gary Taylor said. ?? Read more »

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If Killer Cows weren’t mad before, they will be now

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This is either a really stupid idea, or a way of trying to halt the coming cowpocalypse from enraged Killer Cows.

Oh scratch that…its just plain retarded

The farmers were in no doubt ? it was a ?ridiculous? idea and a prime example of health and safety gone mad.

But a local council has suggested that cows be dressed in high-viz reflective jackets with lights strung around their necks to ensure they can be spotted by motorists at night.

The proposal, which would create a herd of ?disco? cattle and light up the local common, was put forward as a means of allowing the animals to graze in safety in poor light. ? Read more »

Federated Farmers can’t see anything wrong with this photo

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The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed it’s investigating the condition of cattle photographed by a passenger on a Cook Strait ferry. Read more »

Is Dairy Rooted?

The boom in the New Zealand economy has been led by massive dairy intensification. It is also the driver behind silly socialist projects like the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme where townie councillors have bought into government and Federated Farmers spin about the future being dairy and they are promoting economic models based on boom years that are unsustainable in bust years. Even so the proposals can’t work without massive subsidies or government grants even in boom years.

Yet no one has really stopped to question what the real long-term price of milk solids is, and if it is a sustainable long-term path to prosperity for New Zealand.

After last years boom prices there was not much consideration to what was going on world-wide, especially with the Chinese Market.

In the Sydney Morning Herald, their business editor wrote a good article comparing dairy in New Zealand to iron ore in Australia. I slammed it at the time, but have had a bit more of a think about it, plus some additional research over the?holiday?break.

Uppity Kiwis feeling boastful about their dollar approaching parity with the mighty Aussie might do well to stick to rugby for their kicks. Their China-driven boom is coming to an end as quickly as Australia’s. And they have less to fall back on when it does.

Meanwhile, reports of Gina Rinehart going long on dairy farms could prove as reliable a warning as many another billionaire diversifying outside his or her area of expertise.

The New Zealand economy’s resurgence has owed much to China’s demand for milk products and getting in early for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the Middle Kingdom.

Trouble is, China has been busily investing and encouraging others to invest in increased and globally diversified milking. Just as iron ore miners have ramped up production both from existing provinces and new projects from Africa to Mongolia, New Zealand’s farmers are facing increased competition from South America to Russia and all points in between, including Australia.

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Nazi killer cows destroyed

People thought I was jesting when I talked about Killer Cows.

Discovery every year runs shark week but sharks kill very few people each year cows kill far more but there is no Discovery programme about Killer Cows….or Cow Week.

Now in the UK a bunch of Nazi created Killer Cows have been destroyed because they were trying to kill the farmer and his workers.

The revolution is well underway and this terror cell has been nipped in the bud.

Hitler?s drive to produce the perfect Aryan race was not confined to people ? it also extended to a specially bred herd of Nazi-engineered cows, which have turned out to be so aggressive that a UK farmer has been forced to turn half of them into sausages.

Derek Gow imported more than a dozen Heck super cows to his West Devon farm in 2009, nearly a century after they were first created in the 1920s.

But, Farmer Gow, who is the only British farmer to own the breed, has been forced to kill seven of his herd because the cows were so aggressive they repeatedly tried to kill his staff.

?We have had to cut our herd down to six because some of them were incredibly aggressive and we just couldn?t handle them,? said Farmer Gow, who said the meat made ?very tasty? sausages that tasted a bit like venison.

?The ones we had to get rid of would just attack you any chance they could. They would try to kill anyone. Dealing with that was not fun at all. They are by far and away the most aggressive animals I have ever worked with,? he said.? Read more »

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There will be a death for sure when the killer cows find out they have to wear nappies

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Forget Killer Cows, you are going to see Homicidal, mad as all hell psychopathic cows when they get wind of plans for them to wear nappies in Bavaria.

The other farm animals will likely die from laughter.

Bavarian farmers are angry that their famous Alpine dairy cows will apparently have to wear nappies under European Union environmental laws.

Johann Huber, whose family has farmed on the mountain slopes of Gmund am Tegernsee for over 400 years, has begun putting home made nappies on his 18 diary cows to avoid falling foul of an EU fertiliser ban.

Mr Huber said that his cow Doris had behaved well when he fitted her with a home made bovine nappy to prevent her dropping cow pats on the Alpine slopes.

“We have no standard nappies, they have not been developed commercially yet,” he said.

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If only we knew his name, then we could predict how this will end

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Killer Cows are rampaging again.

The Herald reports:

A man has been flown to hospital with head injuries after he was kicked in the head by a cow in Hawkes Bay this afternoon.

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter crew was called after the 18-year-old man was kicked by a dairy cow at Ashley Clinton.

He was taken to Hawke’s Bay Regional Hospital.

Killer Cows now running suicide missions

Cows kill more people every year than sharks, way more than people than sharks. they are dangerous and are out for revenge too.

Now they are resorting to deploying suicide bombers.

Breaking news from Rasdorf, Germany:?Late last month, this farming village of some 1,500 souls was literally shocked when a shed housing 90 cows spontaneously burst into flames that singed the shed?s roof and the hide of one unlucky beast (who was later treated for burns). The culprit was no arsonist, but rather the hundreds of liters of potent methane gas produced inside of the cows? guts and emitted via their burping and flatulence. The gas had built up inside the shed and was ignited by a spark of static electricity. ? Read more »

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The fight back begins

Had enough of killer cows? …the fight back has begun near National Park.

Shooting Killer Cows

Shooting Killer Cows

Ruapehu authorities have started shooting cattle roaming on the state highway near National Park.

Seven have been killed so far in a joint operation this week by the Ruapehu District Council, the Department of Conservation and police. A helicopter was used.? Read more »

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