April 24, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)


Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)


1. The Department of Agriculture provides a support price for live stock through the operations of the meat board in purchasing meat for export to the United Kingdom.
2. The meat board purchases lamb carcasses and all better qualities of beef suitable for rationing in either carcass or boneless form and lower qualities of beef in boneless form for manufacturing purposes, at * established floor prices. The purchase of surplus beef and lamb for export to the United Kingdom provides a support price for live stock in the same manner as the purchase of bacon for export provides a support for hog prices. The price of live cattle and lambs in relation to the floor price paid for beef and lamb purchased by the board is entirely dependent upon the dressing percentage and the quality of live animals slaughtered.

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