The much talked about dairy retirement scheme has been changed into a cow reduction scheme, the latest draft report from the Dairy Vision Group shows.

The industry group chaired by former Teagasc director Gerry Boyle last week published its interim report that will be sent to the Minister for Agriculture. The 51-page report provides an update ?for the work of the group to date and sets out a preliminary list of 17 recommended actions for the dairy sector.