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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 30 Apr 1969

Vol. 240 No. 2

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Heifer Exports.


asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries how many maiden heifers have been exported during the years 1966, 1967 and 1968; and if the export of these animals has any adverse effect on the agricultural industry or the economy.

Exports of heifers numbered 133,859 in 1966, 190,965 in 1967 and 191,260 in 1968. The annual production of heifers is substantially in excess of home requirements for the replacement and expansion of breeding stock here and large numbers are thus available for export.