Animal Feeding-Stuffs (Sawdust).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Jocelyn Lucas Sir Jocelyn Lucas , Portsmouth South

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will issue a statement on the nutritive value of sawdust; and the extent to which his Department considers it possible to be used in feeding-stuffs?

Mr. Hudson:

Untreated sawdust is almost valueless as a food for livestock. Chemical treatment of sawdust has been undertaken abroad to render it suitable as a feeding-stuff, but it is doubtful whether the process is economic, and further investigation would be required. The process could not be carried out on the farm.