Written Answers. - Farm Development Plan.

540.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will outline in detail the total number of farmers in the country working to a farm development plan; the type of development plan that they are working; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

At present approximately 17,000 farmers are following development plans.

The principal farm enterprises covered by development plans approved in 1982, the most recent year for which details are available, were:

%

Dairying

65

Cattle

20

Mixed

6

Pigs

4

Arable

3

Horticulture

1

Others

1