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Veterinary Surgeons

Volume 888: debated on Friday 21 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many

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Year ended 30th SeptemberBoarsSibsBoarsSibsBoarsSibsBoarsSibs
19711,4581,5581,2301,4621,7541,778780940
19721,0881,8561,0741,6741,5721,8488121,142
19731,4581,9128581,1161,0201,284694848
19749461,7188421,1321,4802,0127841,684

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many ultrasonic on-farm tests have been conducted by the Meat and Livestock Commission in each year since the introduction of the pig improvement scheme.

I understand that the numbers of ultrasonic on-farm tests carried out by the Meat and Livestock Commission since the introduction of this service in 1969 are approximately:

196913,500
197043,000
197152,000
197251,000
197377,500
197468,500

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many independent testing herds have access to the pig health scheme test facilities of the Meat and Livestock Commission; and what has been the total number of such tests in each year since the introduction of the pig improvement scheme.

I understand that independent testing herds do not have access to the Meat and Livestock Commission's central testing stations, but that they are able to use the on-farm testing service. The commission occasionally makes its central testing facilities available to small breeds, and the herds concerned may, vacancies exist in the veterinary service of the Meat and Livestock Commission.

I understand that there are no vacancies in the veterinary service of the Meat and Livestock Commission.