Abnormal Weather (Livestock)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st February 1955.

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Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire 12:00 am, 1st February 1955

I can put the hon. Gentleman's mind at rest in regard to the losses of which we are aware. A preliminary report on Caithness, Orkney, Shetland, and Sutherland, the counties principally concerned, indicate that very few deaths are attributed directly to the snowstorm. There are always losses of sheep in winter, but from the snowstorm so far very small losses indeed have been reported. In regard to any precautions taken, I think the majority of sheep farmers are out on the spot the moment the snow appears, and they take the best precautions they can to safeguard their sheep.