HC Deb 30 May 1918 vol 106 cc986-7W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his expert advisers have pointed out to him that fresh store and moderately fat cattle under eighteen months of age can be both profitably and economically slaughtered; and consumed, and that the present practice of keeping such beasts for long periods after that age is wasteful of the available foodstuffs of the country; and, if so, whether the Government will take immediate steps to carry out that advice?


The Board's expert advisers have for some time pointed out that an economy in total fodder consumption would result from the slaughter and consumption of cattle at an early age, though it is open to question whether the cake required for the preparation of such.animals for slaughter can be obtained.

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