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Dairy Herd

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what the size of the national dairy herd is at present; and how this compares with the position in each of the past four years.

According to the agricultural censuses, the number of dairy cows in the United Kingdom in June each year from 1972 to 1976 was as follows:

June 19723,325,000
June 19733,436,000
June 19743,394,000
June 19753,242,000
June 19763,228,000