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Beef Breeding Herd

Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take steps to stimulate the beef breeding herd.

Beef producers' returns have already recovered during the 1981–82 marketing year, during which the variable beef premium, the suckler cow premium and the highest ever level of hill livestock compensatory allowances have been in force. Further measures to assist beef producers will be considered in the common agricultural policy price negotiations.