§ Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the information at the disposal of the Ministry of Agriculture is in favour of the feeding of pigs with fish meal as conducive to the supply of good bacon?
Fish meal of good quality fed under proper conditions has been found to be a suitable feeding stuff for pigs. A good many cases of taint in bacon have, however, been associated with the feeding of fish meal, and some bacon-curers refuse to purchase pigs which have been fed on fish meal. The most scrupulous care should, in any case, be exercised by pig-feeders to avoid giving fish meal in excess. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a memorandum on the subject which has been prepared in the Ministry for the guidance of pig-feeders.