HC Deb 25 April 1944 vol 399 c648W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture the results during the past 12 months of the tuberculin testing of milch cows; and the number of animals which have reacted.

Mr. Hudson

Official tuberculin tests are made of all cattle in T.T. herds and attesicd herds. During the twelve months ended 31si March last, 662,000 cattle were included in tests of T.T. herds, of which 5,100 or 0.8 per cent. reacted, and 704,000 cattle were included in tests of attested herds of which 2,600 or 0.4 per cent. reacted. Separate figures for mulch cows only are not available. Since some herds were tested more than once during the year, the figures do not represent the number of individual cattle in the herds tested. The figures for those T.T. herds which are also attested are included both in the figures for T.T. herds and in those for attested herds.