The announcement that the bureaucracy has given up on the eradication of Johne’s disease should result in an official apology to all those affected by ideologue and their sympathetic lemmings.
For more than 20 years, departments and weak-kneed farmers organisations foisted on sheep and cattle breeders regulations that did not work, and at worst caused bankruptcies and suicides. All of this was based on assumptions and bad science. Nowhere in the world has there been a successful eradication program.
Management programs were put in place in countries where the incidence of Johne’s is higher than Australia, something like what we see rising from the ashes here. Time and time again, organisations like the Australian Johne’s Alliance banged their heads against a wall of bureaucracy to no avail.
SCHOOL NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE
Our young students are passionately protesting a fact of climate change.
Well, fair enough, if they are able to back up their actions with independently acquired beliefs.
They have been applauded and have been condemned, but what cannot be denied is that education levels in Australia are dropping rapidly. Is it infrastructure or resources?
My generation went to school without heating or air-conditioning and my mates rode up to 7km to school.
We did not have decimals, we did not have calculators or computers. We survived and welcomed the technology and methods when they arrived.
However, our media is awash with those who do not know the facts particularly when it comes to matters rural. Is this the price we pay?
Take a picture caption in a rural weekly where the dairy farmer vendor was on hand at a regional saleyards to see his flock sold.