Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Grass-Fed Beef Cattle.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will state what are the estimated numbers of grass-fed beef cattle produced in each county in the Free State annually, particularly in the month of July, 1935.

Dr. Ryan

As the reply to the question is also in the form of a tabular statement, I am having the particulars circulated in the same way as the reply to Question 10.

Particulars are as given below:—

Estimated number of cattle fattened on grass in each county on the basis of the June, 1934, cattle census.

COUNTY

Estimated number fattened on grass June- December, 1935

Estimated number fattened on grass during July, 1935

Carlow

4,257

511

Dublin

10,356

1,243

Kildare

22,859

2,743

Kilkenny

7,024

843

Laoighis

5,476

657

Longford

3,025

363

Louth

6,035

724

Meath

72,698

8,724

Offaly

5,321

639

Westmeath

21,707

2,605

Wexford

4,957

595

Wicklow

1,965

236

Clare

3,312

397

Cork

9,312

1,117

Kerry

2,153

258

Limerick

6,875

825

Tipperary North

6,020

722

Tipperary South

15,309

1,857

Waterford

3,334

400

Galway

5,120

614

Leitrim

397

48

Mayo

3,416

410

Roscommon

4,997

600

Sligo

1,356

163

Cavan

605

73

Donegal

1,847

222

Monaghan

457

55

TOTAL

230,190

27,624

Arising out of the Minister's reply——

The Minister's reply is not available at the moment.

It is a significant reply inasmuch as it is not available. Will the Minister say if any county produced more fat cattle than Dublin in the month of July with, perhaps, the exception of County Meath? Certainly not Tipperary, Kildare or Westmeath.

Dr. Ryan

According to the figures in my Department, they produced very many more.