HC Deb 09 December 1912 vol 45 c14

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether it is his intention to supply out of the Development Fund, for the improvement of the bovine stock of a locality, one bull for each group of farmers whatever be the breed of cattle they keep or require, or whether he will consider the advisability of setting up district depots with sires of all the chief breeds represented in the district?


I shall, of course, be glad to consider the suggestion of the hon. Member, but there are many difficulties in the way of its adoption. I do not think that, under existing circumstances, it is likely to commend itself to the Development Commissioners as being the best means of securing the improvement of bovine stock generally. The negotiations which have been proceeding between the Board and the Commissioners on the subject are nearly complete, and I hope very shortly to announce the conclusions at which we have arrived.