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Calves (Dehorning)

Volume 527: debated on Friday 14 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will encourage the dehorning of calves when young, by paying a larger subsidy for dehorned beef calves than for horned ones, or make some other appropriate arrangement to prevent the loss caused by damage to carcases and hides by beasts with horns when being yarded and transported.

Under the Calf Subsidy (England and Wales and Northern Irefand) Scheme, 1952, the present subsidy of £5 has been fixed for all eligible calves born up to 29th October, 1955. I will, however, review my hon. Friend's suggestion when I consider the provisions of any further Scheme.