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Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of beef produced in the United Kingdom is from (a) steers and (b) bulls under the age of 14 months.

No information is available on the age of slaughtered stock. However, in 1989 steers accounted for 46 per cent. of United Kingdom beef production by carcase weight and young bulls for 8 per cent.