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Animal Feedingstuffs

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 27 March 1952

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asked the Minister of Food the tonnages of rationed feedingstuffs made available to the agricultural industry in the United Kingdom last year; and, in particular, the quantities of wheat, barley, oats, maize oil-cakes, milling by-products and sorghum.

The following table shows the quantities of rationed animal feedingstuffs distributed in the United Kingdom during the calendar year 1951:

Thousand tons
ImportedHome grown or Home producedTotal
Wheat of feeding quality18965254
Wheat offals (a)1759791,154
Oilcakes and meal (b)4345731,007
Other feeding stuffs (c)321317638
(a) The proportion of home-grown wheat to the total quantity of wheat used in millers' grists was 32 per cent. in 1951.
(b) Home-produced oilcakes and meals are derived from imported oilseeds and small quantities of home-grown linseed.
(c) Other imported feedingstuffs include herring meal, whale meat meal, molasses, rice bran, locust beans, cassava, mandioca and maize gluten feed. Other home-grown and home-produced feeding-stuffs include fish meal, meat and bone meal, maize gluten feed and other cereal by-products.
These figures are directly comparable with and subject to the same qualifications as those for the years 1945 to 1950 which were given on 26th April, 1949, 27th March, 1950, and 1st February, 1951.