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Breeding Stock

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is satisfied that as a result of the financial losses suffered by farmers due to last winter's bad weather, female stock which should be kept for breeding is not now being offered for sale for slaughter.

I have no evidence that any significant numbers of female stock suitable for breeding, are being sold for slaughter. In view of the decrease in numbers of breeding stock the tendency would rather be to retain all suitable breeding animals or to sell them through the store markets for breeding purposes.