Dairy farmers queue up for ‘death subsidy’ for cows – DutchNews.nl

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Dutch dairy farmers are queuing up for the ‘death subsidy’ for cows as part of plans to reduce the size of the national herd, Trouw reported on Wednesday. Some 60,000 cows, or 3% of the total number, have to be slaughtered this year to comply with European phosphate norms or the Dutch dairy industry will be hit with a hefty fine.

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