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Feedingstufes (Groundnuts)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Food, in view of the fact that most cattle feedingstuffs have doubled in price in 1949 compared with 1948 and especially groundnut components, what steps he is taking to secure all or part of the 270,000 tons of the current year's crop and 44,000 tons of last year's crop of groundnuts which had accumulated and were deteriorating at Kano, Nigeria, on or about 10th April, 1949, for the purpose of conversion into cattle feed.

All the groundnuts available for export from Nigeria both from the 1947–48 and the 1948–49 crops have been bought by the Ministry of Food and will be used for the production of oil and animal feed.