HC Deb 26 June 1907 vol 176 c1392
MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)

I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether, considering the importance of the dairy industry of Ireland, he will instruct the Department of Agriculture to compile a pamphlet containing all the available information on the breeding and management of dairy cows, something similar to, but more comprehensive than, those issued by the Cornell University of New York and the Dairy Commissioners of Canada.


The Department understand that the pamphlets and reports issued by the Ministry of Agriculture for Canada and the Agriculture Department, Cornell University, comprise the results of experiments carried out by those authorities on the feeding and management of dairy cattle and particulars of a scheme for the improvement of dairy herds. The Department have in operation a scheme for the improvement of dairy herds, and are also carrying out experiments in the feeding of dairy cattle. As these experiments are not complete it would not be advisable to issue a Report at this stage. The Department have already issued leaflets dealing with the rearing and management of stock.