HC Deb 16 November 1911 vol 31 c505

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland), whether, owing to the extension of dairy farming in Great Britain, British stock feeders have become increasingly dependent upon Ireland for the supply of good store bullocks got by Irish premium bulls of a beef-producing type; and whether, in view of the inclination of many Irish breeders to substitute dairy farming for the raising of store stock, his Department is taking steps to prevent this trade from passing into the hands of foreign breeders?


The improvement of dairy stock in Ireland is not being promoted at the expense of beef-producing stock. Farmers are devoting more attention than was formerly the case to improving their stock generally, and, under the live stock schemes of the Department of Agriculture the improvement of cattle suited for dairying is sought on lines which improve their beef qualities at the same time.