HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 c573W
40. Mr. Corbett

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his latest forecast of likely fodder sup plies this winter.

50. Mr. Hooson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that there is sufficient fodder available in marginal areas to support breeding stock through a hard winter.

Mr. Bishop

Information is incomplete on the available supplies and their distribution, but the ruminant population is likely to be less than it was a year ago. To encourage farmers to make the most economical use of long fodder, advice on feeding and nutrition is readily available from the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service, and farmers should not hesitate to contact their local Ministry office. To encourage the use of the Department's services for analysing samples of concentrates and fodder, charges have again been suspended from 1st October to 31st March.

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