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Wednesday, 26 June 1946

Mr SCULLY (GWYDIR, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Commerce and Agriculture) - The Government has decided, on the recommendation of the Meat Industry Commission, to continue to purchase all surplus carcass meat, which complies with United Kingdom specifications, at prices related to ceilings from the 1st July until the 1st October, when the new export prices are expected to operate. It is desired to assure market stability to producers of lambs for export in those States in which they are marketed for export in August and September. The guaranteed floor price will mean that producers will not have to accept lower export prices than will operate after the 1st October. This will encourage the marketing of lambs as they are ready, and avoid the risk of congestion which so often occurs in October and November.

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