HC Deb 17 December 1942 vol 385 c2063
55. Sir A. Baillie

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that in different winter milk yields are mainly due to insufficient feeding of cows and heifers in the six weeks before calving; and whether this will be remedied by in creased rationed food?

Mr. Hudson

I am well aware of the need for adequate feeding of cows and heifers before calving, but I cannot altogether accept that the position is as stated by my hon. and gallant Friend. Dairy herds receive priority in rations and special provision is made for in-calf animals.

Mr. Loftus

Is my right hon. Friend aware that dried grass is the finest possible food for cattle and that a great deal of it is available, but is not being used, in the aerodromes of the country?