HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 cc20-1
38. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the number of calves and cows, respectively, sold for slaughter in the last period for which the figures are available and for the two preceding years?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The numbers of calves sold for slaughter in Great Britain (including calves slaughtered on farms) in the year ended 31st May, 1936, was estimated at approximately 1,092,000, compared with 1,131,000 and 987,000 respectively in the two preceding years. No estimates are available of the numbers of cows sold for slaughter each year, but the total numbers of cattle over one year old estimated to have been sold for slaughter in the same three years were 2,134,000, 2,034,000 and 1,843,000; these figures include fat cattle that were imported into Great Britain as stores, but do not include animals imported in fat condition.