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Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the average price obtained per calf in January 1977 and in the same month during the previous six years.

An average price for all calves is not meaningful because of the considerable variation in price for individual animals that arises from differences of breed, sex, age and quality. The following information relates to first and second quality rearing calves—not more than three weeks old—of the main categories sold at 42 selected markets in England and Wales:

  • Meat and meat preparations
  • Dairy products and eggs
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Animal feedingstuffs
  • Tractor and tractor parts
  • Hides and skins
  • Wool and animal hair.

Source: Her Majesty's Customs Tabulation Sheets.