§ Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) dairy cows and (b) heifers of dairy breeds have been exported from Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months; of these how many went to Great Britain and how many to the Republic of Ireland; and in each of these months what was the average price for such cattle in the Northern Ireland markets.
§ Mr. Adam Butler
Separate information on exports of dairy cows and dairy type heifers is not available. Prices for each month of 1980 and January and February 1981 for dairy cows and heifers in milk and dairy cows and heifers in calf but not in milk are given in the following table:
Monthly Average Prices Dairy Cows and Heifers in Milk) (£/Head) Dairy Cows and Heifers in Calf (Not in Milk (£/Head) 1980 January 393.29 441.27 February 409.80 405.17 March 403.85 396.08
Dairy Cows and Heifers in Milk) (£/Head) Dairy Cows and Heifers in Calf (Not in Milk (£/Head) April 381.51 415.23 May 403.19 429.70 June 356.82 398.02 July 374.90 398.26 August 394.58 414.87 September 389.64 410.61 October 411.07 425.32 November 419.29 448.23 December 450.89 441.54 1981 January 454.56 455.94 February 446.46 430.23 The prices data provided are based on those obtained for the weekly market report and are monthly weighted averages.