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Pig Production, Queensland

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Food the progress made in Queensland in the breeding of pigs for the United Kingdom; and when we may expect deliveries of bacon and what amount is expected.

The operations of the Queensland British Food Corporation have so far been concentrated on the production of sorghum and pig production is beginning this year only on a small scale. The first export of pork will not take place until the middle of 1950 at the earliest. We have purchased the exportable surplus of sorghum from this year's crop for use as an animal feedingstuff in the United Kingdom.

I cannot answer that, but I am sure that the Overseas Food Corporation would be only too pleased to give my hon. Friend any details.