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Sheep (Losses)

Volume 416: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the highest percentage of loss sustained during the twelve months ended 15th May 1945 by any flock of sheep placed on deer forests or similar land by the Department of Agriculture for Scotland.

The highest percentage of loss during the twelve months ended 15th May, 1945, in a sheep stock placed on a deer forest or similar subject by the Secretary of State was 21.3 per cent. This loss occurred with an unacclimatised stock on a forest which suffered a severe and prolonged snowstorm during the winter 1944–1945.