i know of a bord bia inspector that was told by his superior to pass a dairy farm even though it was a kip as his creamery had been on the phone saying if he,s stopped from supplying they,ll never get their money out of him
I think that is a situation that is all too common .
I was looking at a Tom Pemberton video on youtube lately , and it stuck me that there was some scutter around the yard , his father was " tanking slurry " , and there was a contractor in pumping slurry. They have a farm shop.
Here , we have a closed period for slurry spreading , you would be arrested if an inspector walked in to find that amount of scutter around the yard .
I was told by a local dairy farmer 20 years ago that he had just returned from a tour of a number of farms in France , and he hadnt seen conditions like it in Ireland in years .