HC Deb 28 February 1967 vol 742 c73W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the value of the export of livestock

Cattle Sheep
Year For breeding Other For breeding Other Pigs*
1964—January-June 559 10,786 555* 1,103
July-December 583 8,771 1,467* 227
1965—January-June 731 14,364 21 1,167 309
July-December 489 10,305 119 1,527 557
1966—January-June 458 9,117 18 348 456
July-December 664 2,588 72 410 422
* Animals for breeding were not separately recorded.

In the six months July-December, 1966, the value of exports, other than those of animals for breeding, was lower than in earlier comparable periods. The general market situation on the Continent, which led to the imposition of levies by countries of the European Economic Community, was the primary cause of the reduction of cattle exports. All exports were affected to some degree by the prohibition on imports from Great Britain imposed by some Continental countries from mid-August to mid-November because of foot-and-mouth disease here. There were also residual effects of the ban on exports from the United Kingdom imposed because of the seamen's strike.