- Jul 13, 2014
Maybe that will be one of the good things about Brexit then - to make beef farming less desirable.That study ranks countries on several factors like food affordability, quality etc. While it is the case that Ireland could, potentially, feed something like 30 million people, that's far from being the case. We're a one-trick pony with most farming raising cows, whether for beef or dairy. That's very inefficient compared to, say, crowing cereal crops, which we grow a lot less than even we used to. A field of cereals will produce multiples of calories than say a field of cows. That's why we are clear net importers of calories (a deficit equivalent to needing to feed 2.5 million or so people).