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The EEC tax payers may not be aware, but they contribute a lot to the subsidies to the Corsican cattle farmers. . . specially the milk farmers. . . . The cows of Corsica do not give a lot of milk (there are however wonderful cheeses), they mostly roam on the mountains, and if they are declared as “milk cattle” it is only to get EEC subsidies. . nothing to do with the Holstein cattle giving tons of milk a year! Well, in Corsica, they are clever enough to get money with their almost wild cows! But they are so beautiful, look at picture 2, how well combed they are!
Don’t tell me they are milk cows! (picture 3) Nobody milks them!
The curious young calves, running freely in the villages are still marked at their ears, but when getting older, running in the mountains, they loose the marks (picture 1).
Others live wild in the forests (picture 5), or just escape to the people in charge of marking and counting (subsidies!) them. Well, lots of cattle is half wild, but they are peaceful, and you can walk safely in the forests or meadows!
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