asked the Minister for Agriculture the number of farmers concentrating at present in the following specialist agricultural enterprises:— (1) deer production; (2) duck production; (3) geese production; and (4) veal production; the number of farmers raising goats for the production of cashmere; and the number of farmers engaged in organic farming.
Written Answers. - Farming Statistics.
There are no official figures available for the numbers of farmers concentrating on the types of production referred to in the question. I am advised, however, that the numbers of farmers involved in these enterprises on a commercial basis are very small.