Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the annual home-production of table poultry, distinguishing chicken from turkey or other meat, for the last five years; and what is his estimate of current production.
§ Mr. Hoy
The following are the figures:
'000 tons dressed carcase weight June.May Chicken (a) Other (b) Total Poultry Meat 1960–61 276.1 31.4 307.5 1961–62 305.9 40.1 346.0 1962–63 306.7 33.7 340.4 1963–64 310.8 38.9 349.7 1964–65 326.3 40.9 367.2 (a) including meat from culled hens. (b) mainly turkey, but including small quantities of duck and goose.
It is too early to give an estimate of annual production in the corresponding period 1965–66.