HC Deb 23 February 1953 vol 511 cc178-9W
37. Mr. Baldwin

asked the Minister of Food what tonnage of feedingstuffs, with bread grains under a separate heading. was imported into the United Kingdom in each of the last four years; what was the landed cost; and what was the loss on re-sale.

Dr. Hill

Following is the information:

consumption; what is the average weight of the entrails, offals, and of each item diseased or discarded as unfit for human consumption; what is the weight of the blood drained away: and what is the weight of the bones and other inedible parts of the corpse and the average cost per pound of the edible residue.

Cost of good quality ox of 10 cwt. live weight, say £65 0s. 0d.
Ministry cost up to and including slaughtering and dressing £2 1s. 0d.
Weight of edible offal including tripe and fat About 160 lb.
Weight of hide and horn About 80 lb.
Weight of blood About 40 lb.
Weight of gut, stomach contents and other inedible materials About 200 lb.
Weight of dressed carcase, of which 18 per cent. to 22 per cent. would he bone About 630 lb.
Wholesale price (in sides) to the butcher 1s. 9½d. per lb.

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