HC Deb 20 February 1933 vol 274 cc1454-5W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if his attention has been drawn to the experimental pig testing by the University of Edinburgh Institute of Animal Genetics and to the development of pigs that add weight with less food, the saving in food for each pig being 15s.; and whether he will have the results of these experiments circulated to the pig raisers in Britain?


I have been asked to reply. I am aware of the experimental work to which the hon. Member refers. In interpreting the results of these experiments, however, a number of factors, such as constitution and condition of stock, prices of feeding stuffs, etc., must be taken into account. The results have received wide publicity through the medium of lectures and discussions and articles in the general and agricultural Press. In these circumstances, it does not appear to be necessary to circulate them officially.