Labour-run Bristol Council is to breed its own cattle. They are using some land on the M32 for some Dexter beef cows and say it is "a cost effective way of keeping the grass cut on an enormous green space." The beef will be used for school meals.

The vegetarians are complaining and it sounds a good plan. But would it not have been even more cost effective if they had charged a local farmer a fee for his cattle to graze there? Will municipal cattle really be the most efficient way of proceeding?

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