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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Sligo-Leitrim Cattle Population.

Wednesday, 15 June 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 223 No. 4

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Mr. McLaughlin: Information on Joseph McLoughlin Zoom on Joseph McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he has yet received from the Chief Agricultural Officer of Leitrim and the Chief Agricultural Officer of Sligo details of the fall since 1st November 1965 in the cattle population of those two counties owing to the severe weather conditions.

Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. Haughey): Information on Charles J. Haughey Zoom on Charles J. Haughey They have reported that losses of live stock in the spring were appreciably higher than normal, but they are not in a position to assess the effect of this on cattle numbers in the counties now as compared with the beginning of last November.

Mr. Coogan: Information on Fintan Coogan Zoom on Fintan Coogan Would the Minister [537] have the overall figures for the country?

Mr. Haughey: Information on Charles J. Haughey Zoom on Charles J. Haughey We will soon have the June census, which are the only reliable figures.


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