§ 88. Mr. Scott-Hopkins
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number of heifers entering the dairy herd.
Statistics of heifers entering the dairy herd are not available, but the total number of heifers in 79W England and Wales calving for the first time, and intended either for the dairy or the beef herd, was 736,000 for the year ended 3rd September, 1964. The proportion of these heifers intended for the dairy herd can only be estimated approximately. The estimated proportion is some 87 per cent.