April 21, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)



Laurier Liberal

1. (a) Did the Indian Department in 1919 sell some of the Blood Indian cattle to save them from starvation? (b) If so, how many, to whom were they sold and (c) at what price per pound? "
2. (a) What was the total price received for said cattle, (b) where were they delivered, (c) w>ho paid the freight from the Blood Reserve, and (d) how many, if any, died on the road?
3. After gathering the cattle for that shipment and sale, how long were they held and fed before being shipped?
4. How many hundred loads of hay were fed to the said cattle, and from what supply was the hay taken ?
5. How much did the net receipts from the sale of these cattle exceed the replacement value of the hay fed to them while awaiting orders to ship?
Hon. Mr. .TOLMIE:
1. (a) Yes, 591; (b) Gordon, Ironside & Fares, 590; 1 sold at Cardston; (c) 50 at 5 cents per lb., f.o.b., Moose Jaw; 534 at 51 cents per lb., f.o.b., Moose Jaw; 6 cripples for $37.58; 1 sold for $50.
2. (a) $20,643.56 net; (b) 432 delivered Gordon, Ironside & Fares, Moose Jaw; 157 delivered Gordon Ironside & Fares, Rush Lake, 1 sold at Cardston; (c) Gordon Ironside & Fares; (d) 5 died on the road.
3. Started to round up at reserve November 24, but not all rounded up until first week in December. Held on average two weeks. Shipped December 15. Arrived at destination December 18.
4. About 100 tons. Supply from haj bought by Indian Department fron Indians on Reserve at cost of $8 to $10 pe) ton.
5. $18,643.56.

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