Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Agricultural Statistics.

17.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will give the figures for agricultural output, expenses and product in 1967 together with the target figures in the same form as in table 6 of the Review of Progress, 1964-67.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Agricultural output, expenses and product in 1967 (£m.) (1960 prices).

Commodity

1967 Actual*

1967 Target

Horses

3.5

3.2

Cattle

69.8

74.3

Milk

56.8

57.0

Sheep and Wool

12.8

18.2

Pigs

23.8

27.9

Poultry and Eggs

15.0

15.5

Total Livestock and Livestock Products

181.6

196.1

Tillage Crops

29.4

33.0

Fruit, vegetables and other crops

7.2

9.0

Turf

3.7

5.0

Gross value of agricultural output (including turf and livestock changes)

222.3

243.3

Less current operating expenses

80.7†

81.5

Plus subsidy under Land Acts

0.8

0.7

Gross product of agriculture (Value added)

142.4

162.6

* As supplied by the Central Statistics Office.

† The estimates of operating expenses other than those for feeds, seeds and fertilisers are of a very preliminary nature and are subject to revision.

The footnotes to Table 6 of "Review of Progress, 1964-67" apply to the above figures.