HC Deb 24 May 1897 vol 49 c1146
MR. JASPER TULLY (Leitrim, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state on whose recommendation the Congested Districts Board have adopted the policy of buying shorthorn bulls in Scotland while there were over 400 offered in the Dublin Show and at Rodson's Sale in Belfast, and what success, if any, has attended this experiment?


The Congested Districts Board, as a result of their own experience, decided to try the experiment of purchasing bulls that had not been made up for purposes of show or sale, as it was found that animals so made up were not sufficiently hardy for rough usage in the West of Ireland.