HC Deb 05 July 1926 vol 197 c1583
24. Mr. J. HUDSON

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the efforts of some of the natives in Kenya to improve the wool-bearing character of their sheep by crossing with merino stock; and whether the Agricultural Department has taken any steps to assist this native aim by facilitating the supply of merino stock for native flocks?


I have just received a report in which the Director of Agriculture refers to the desirability of improving native sheep by introducing a special wool strain and of establishing a stock farm for training pastoral tribes in this and other matters of animal husbandry. I will communicate with the Governor on the subject, which is of importance from the point of view of the well-being of the pastoral tribes and of the Colony's production.