HC Deb 22 October 1969 vol 788 c302W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what part agricultural research for which his Department is responsible has played in increasing the average milk yield.

Mr. Fowler

Agricultural research has played a significant part in increasing milk yields from just over 600 gallons per cow per year twenty years ago to over 800 gallons now. In the debate on 21st July a figure of 1,000 gallons was mentioned. This is a herd average achieved by many well run herds, but is inaccurate as an expression of the national average milk yields.