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Thursday, 9 December 1976

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many dairy farmers had their herd tested in an approved scheme in each State in each of the years 1973-74, 1974-75 and 1975-76.

(2)   What is the cost to the farmer in each State, and what is the degree of Commonwealth and State Governmment subsidy.

(3)   What percentage of the herd test units in each State are using central rather than on farm testing.

(4)   How many units are testing for protein, ash or total solids in addition to butterfat.

(5)   Are any of the State schemes providing monthly computer print outs to farmers; if so, are they also provided for the progeny test organisation.

Mr Sinclair - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:



(b)   Tas.: Department of Agriculture carries out progeny testing analyses.

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