§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Minister of Agriculture the numbers and particulars of the steers, calves, and other cattle, respectively, recently imported into this country for employment at the intended rodeo contest advertised to be held at the White City; what proportion of them appeared to be wild or semi-wild; and whether he is aware if any difficulty has been experienced in handling them on or since their arrival in this country?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The cargo of cattle recently imported in connection with the proposed rodeo contest consists of 149 steers, comprising 49 yearlings partly Black Polls and partly Herefords, 50 Black Polls, 2½ years old, and 50 Herefords, 2½ years old. None of these animals evinced any sign of wildness while being unloaded from the vessel and while under detention in the landing place under the charge of the Ministry's inspectors, and during the whole of this time were managed and controlled without 579W difficulty. They were licensed out of the landing place on 31st May. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.