HC Deb 15 December 1960 vol 632 cc68-9W
59. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will call the beef breed societies together to meet him to discuss suitable tests to see which beef breeds in this country are suitable for crossing with dairy herds for beef production, and to consider the desirability of agreeing standards for these tests; and what help he is prepared to offer the societies.

Mr. Soames

I will certainly consider my hon. Friend's suggestion but, as he knows, this is a very complicated subject and, before standards for tests could be laid down, there are many questions which have to be resolved. I will gladly look at any proposals on this which the National Cattle Breeders' Association wish to put to me.

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