HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 cc1629-30
35. Mr. FIELD

asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ire land), whether the service of pure-bred short-horn bulls has been refused to applicants having pedigree cows or heifers of that breed in the neighbourhood of Chantilly, Shangannagh, county Dublin; and whether, in view of the fact that the Department wish to encourage pure breeding from good strains, he can state the reasons for such refusal?


If the question refers to the bull located in the neighbourhood of Chantilly stud farm under the Department's cattle-breeding scheme the Department are not aware that the services of this animal have been refused to any cow-owner. If the question relates to the stock bull on the Department's farm at Chantilly the practice in the case of such bulls is to reserve them exclusively for the service of the Department's pure bred cows.