Thursday 30th April
“A tipping point is invisible. In most situations, everything appears fine until it’s not fine.￼“ ~ Unknown.
This week on GC and my site Weekly Prompts, the Wednesday challenge was Tipping Point. This is my second response to the challenge.
A far-reaching consequence of the UK lockdown has been the effect on the humble dairy cow, and one of the saddest sights for me has been the sight of spilt milk, both here and the US.
Literally a Tipping Point
Milk from dairy farms that normally serve the hospitality industry such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, airlines and cruise ships has been wasted and poured down the drain.
It is estimated that in the UK, around 300 dairy farms which produce around 1 million litres of milk a day are being affected by the ongoing crisis. – The Independent.
Dairy farmers who serve the supermarkets have no such problem, and during the lockdown with so many families staying at home, the demand for milk has increased.
The doorstep milkman has no such problems either. My doorstep milk is delivered by the farming family whose cows produce it. The farm has had difficulty keeping up with the extra demand and has turned to other dairy farmers to help meet the demand.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Wednesday Challenge Tipping Point from Weekly Prompts.