HC Deb 17 February 1921 vol 138 c290W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture whether, in view of the serious shortage of store cattle and of dairy cows, causing, as it does, a restriction of milk supplies, and of an inability to consume the root crop, he will take stops to restrict the slaughter of young calves?


It appears from the latest available information that the slaughter of calves is considerably less now than it was a year ago, and that present prices for store cattle and dairy cows are acting as an inducement to farmers to rear their calves. The position is kept under frequent review, but at present it does not seem desirable to revert to Government control, which, during the War, did not prove effective in the desired direction.

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