Farmers ‘do not anticipate’ claims made recently that 45,000 dairy cows will be culled in Northern Ireland if the UK leaves the EU with no-deal.
The comments were made after the BBC reported that thousands of cattle would be at risk of a cull in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
The Newsnight report said the move could happen in the event of new higher tariffs applied to British milk.
However, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) said such reporting amounted to ‘scare tactics’ and the figures were ‘plucked from the air’.
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