HC Deb 21 December 1956 vol 562 cc231-2W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider making the calf-rearing subsidy payable at six months old on all calves of qualifying breeds.

Mr. Heathcoat Amory

This is done exceptionally with spring-born calves in hill areas which are customarily sold at the autumn sales; but in general eight months is the minimum age at which it can be decided whether a calf is likely to develop into a suitable animal for beef. I would therefore not be justified in making the change suggested.

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