Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1967.
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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made as to the number of cattle which receive treatment against infestation by warble fly.
I cannot estimate the exact number, but a survey of over 15,000 herds made in 1966 showed that about 7 per cent. of them had been treated with systemic insecticides.
In view of the damage to hides caused by warble fly will the Minister consider a scheme under which
notification will be given to people who sell fat cattle, whether their hides were so infected after the animal was killed?
We are directing a lot of publicity to farmers. It would be administratively difficult to carry out the hon. Member's suggestion, but I will look into the matter.
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