HC Deb 04 November 1958 vol 594 c29W
60 and 61. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what consideration has been given to the substitution of mashlum for hay as the principal crop for feeding stuffs in the expansion of cattle population in the Highlands;

(2) whether his attention has been called to the fact that the cultivation of mashlum instead of hay as the mainstay of cattle feed in the Highlands could increase the possible cattle population up to eight times; and what action he proposes to take in this matter.

Mr. Maclay

I am sure that the possibilities of this valuable crop have not been overlooked by the College Advisory Officers in any area in the Highlands where it could be grown successfully. I am advised, however, that mashlum could replace hay only to a limited extent.

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