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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dairy Produce.

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 7

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5.

Mr. P. Hogan: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan (South Tipperary) asked the Taoiseach the annual production for each of the past ten years of (a) milk, (b) butter, (c) cream, (d) powdered milk, (e) condensed milk, (f) chocolate crumb and (g) cheese.

Mr. S. Flanagan: Information on Seán Flanagan Zoom on Seán Flanagan With your permission, Sir, I propose to circulate in the [923] Official Report a tabular statement showing the quantities of milk, butter, cream, dried milk, chocolate crumb and cheese produced in each of the years 1955 to 1964. The particulars of the [924] production of condensed milk available to the Central Statistics Office cannot be disclosed as they relate to a single concern.

Following is the statement:—

A. Milk production (and disposal) 1955-1964.

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Million gallons
Total Production* of which 519.9 543.8 575.3 560.7 532.4 569.5 593.5 614.6 617.7 640.9
Used for liquid consumption 122.2 121.6 123.6 122.8 125.0 127.4 129.4 129.5 130.2 130.9
Used for farmers' butter 77.7 76.5 75.3 74.1 72.9 71.6 68.8 69.7 58.9 50.4
Used in industry 236.2 262.6 289.9 275.6 245.5 280.7 305.0 323.8 336.0 361.6
Fed to livestock* 83.9 83.1 86.5 88.2 89.0 89.9 90.3 91.7 92.6 98.0

*Excluding milk suckled by calves.

B. Production of butter, cream, dried milk, chocolate crumb and cheese 1955-1964.

Description Unit of Quan- tity 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964*
Creamery butter. cwt. 751,995 860,166 977,883 934,603 774,179 910,063 970,458 988,773 991,023 1,065,632
Farmers' butter. cwt. 265,294 261,140 256,990 252,836 248,683 244,529 234,840 237,927 201,027 172,051
Cream (a) gall. 460,080 442,166 444,146 556,163 589,852 578,243 554,085 654,525 796,913 776,800
Dried Milk cwt. 86,122 128,974 154,402 114,243 147,872 235,437 261,833 287,355 385,026 402,931
Chocolate crumb. cwt. 745,403 738,610 745,126 749,723 836,857 850,804 856,338 961,699 923,970 942,224
Cheese (b) cwt. 52,681 55,786 52,864 44,041 90,488 98,338 123,954 158,619 231,207 307,691

*Provisional.

(a) Particulars relate to cream sold as such by creameries.

(b) 1955-58, weight of raw cheese produced: 1959-1964, weight of processed cheese produced plus weight of raw cheese not further processed.

6.

Mr. P. Hogan: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan (South Tipperary) asked the Taoiseach the quantity and value over the past decade of annual exports of (a) milk, (b) butter, (c) cream, (d) powdered milk, (e) condensed milk, (f) chocolate crumb and (g) cheese.

Mr. S. Flanagan: Information on Seán Flanagan Zoom on Seán Flanagan With your permission, Sir, I propose to circulate in the Official Report a statement showing the information requested.

Following is the statement:—

[925][926] DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF (a) MILK, (b) BUTTER, (c) CREAM, (d) POWDERED MILK, (e) CONDENSED MILK, (f) CHOCOL ATE CRUMB AND (g) CHEESE IN EACH YEAR 1955-1964

Description Quantity
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt. cwt.
Milk, evaporated or condensed:
Sweetened:
Full cream 267 286 19
Skim 9,261 8,259 2,671 4,746 2,699 3,936 6,398 4,610 5,058 4,933
Unsweetened 187 26
Total 9,715 8,571 2,690 4,746 2,699 3,936 6,398 4,610 5,058 4,933
Milk, dried or powdered:
Full cream 39,083 93,945 136,169 238,685 206,361
Skim 30,262 70,981 111,596 98,044 95,338 85,626 122,017 62,281 27,408 126,081
Other 1,459
Total 30,262 70,981 111,596 98,044 95,338 124,709 215,962 198,450 266,093 333,901
Milk and cream, fresh (including buttermilk and whey):
Cream in bulk 20,460 22,432 23,058 26,654 24,478 26,072 27,625 32,395 39,306 36,943
Cream in sealed tins 4,769 4,495 4,826 4,020 3,040 2,847 1,011 488 919 1,528
Other 1,480 1,527 766 778 586 766 5,532 419 420 67,160
Total 26,709 28,454 28,650 31,452 28,104 29,685 34,168 33,302 40,645 105,631
[927][928]Cream, evaporated or condensed .. .. 343 6,246 3,457
Butter:
Creamery 16,485 2,912 306,694 321,670 14,451 139,442 295,536 312,858 378,205 353,222
Factory 10,471 11,186 9,176 8,574 11,783 10,915 7,592 7,632 6,375 8,413
Farmers' .. ..
Total 26,956 14,098 315,870 330,244 26,234 150,357 303,128 320,490 384,580 361,635
Cheese:
Natural:
Cheddar 107,703 148,175
Other 2,859 6,496 1,229 3,150 14,853 14,857 46,669 86,545 23,329 29,893
Processed 4,874 14,363
Total 2,859 6,496 1,229 3,150 14,853 14,857 46,669 86,545 135,906 192,431
Milk crumb 665,993 738,193 644,616 656,838 724,019 723,374 732,423 805,100 772,473 770,697
Couverture 27,329 30,885 24,166 13,721 9,893 19,750 24,797 19,644 20,508 13,938

..=not available.

—=nil or negligible.

[929][930] DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF (a) MILK, (b) BUTTER, (c) CREAM, (d) POWDERED MILK, (e) CONDENSED MILK, (f) CHOCOL ATE CRUMB AND (g) CHEESE IN EACH YEAR 1955-1964.

Description Value
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Milk, evaporated or condensed:
Sweetened:
Full cream 1,870 1,988 132
Skim 39,238 36,544 12,718 23,403 13,279 19,567 32,155 23,177 25,322 24,620
Unsweetened 1,067 161
Total 42,175 38,693 12,850 23,403 13,279 19,567 32,155 23,177 25,322 24,620
Milk, dried or powdered:
Full cream 364,246 1,134,079 1,817,546 2,648,199 2,492,094
Skim 267,496 491,627 634,745 430,849 562,258 313,566 413,633 209,865 106,429 588,764
Other 2 1 10,958
Total 267,496 491,627 634,745 430,849 562,258 677,814 1,547,713 2,027,411 2,754,628 3,091,816
Milk and cream, fresh: (including buttermilk and whey):
Cream in bulk 343,069 370,918 386,119 428,702 384,889 407,760 435,301 464,902 532,289 566,229
Cream in sealed tins 62,405 59,531 63,222 49,153 36,544 32,471 10,753 5,055 9,638 15,768
Other 940 1,130 504 512 384 480 2,426 283 284 26,758
Total 406,414 431,579 449,845 478,367 421,817 440,711 448,480 470,240 542,211 608,755
[931][932]Cream, evaporated or condensed .. .. 5,946 99,188 62,585
Butter:
Creamery 329,221 46,834 4,349,333 3,801,440 260,819 1,980,179 3,663,752 4,508,643 6,291,171 6,542,524
Factory 185,961 202,124 167,646 157,178 219,280 201,364 140,825 143,781 126,726 159,759
Farmers' .. ..
Total 515,182 248,958 4,516,979 3,958,618 480,099 2,181,543 3,804,577 4,652,424 6,417,897 6,702,283
Cheese:
Natural:
Cheddar 1,125,187 1,809,825
Other 46,395 95,790 20,370 47,681 224,007 177,840 502,019 870,336 252,698 375,367
Processed 59,056 169,772
Total 46,395 95,790 20,370 47,681 224,007 177,840 502,019 870,336 1,436,941 2,354,964
Milk crumb 5,263,245 5,341,212 4,484,375 4,685,272 5,006,274 4,786,380 4,579,930 4,811,078 4,574,849 5,454,343
Couverture 424,766 403,140 311,712 227,793 147,871 269,286 324,859 241,179 240,439 170,285

..=not available

—=nil or negligible


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