June 29, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

In other words, they show they are very well satisfied1 with the present policy.
The fact is that no one can make an announcement in advance about taking an embargo off cattle; otherwise there would not be any cattle delivered until the date announced. But in view of the fact that information is wanted, I call attention to the fact that in January 1947 the hog-barley ratio in Winnipeg was 19-5 and the hog-corn ratio in Chicago was 17*1. In May, 1948, the hog-barley ratio in Winnipeg was 19, and1 the hog-corn ratio in Chicago was 8-7. In other words, those who have now great numbers of cattle still feeding in their stalls would find that if the controls were removed immediately, the cost of grain to feed livestock would be just double what it is now.

Topic:   FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES OF SASKATCHEWAN- SUPPLY OF STEEL RODS
Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES
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