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Wednesday, 26 April 1961

Mr Swartz z asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice -

1.   Have machines been developed overseas for the cleaning of cattle hides?

2.   If so, what are the advantages to be gained from the use of these machines?

Mr Adermann - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Machines have been developed for the fleshing of cattle hides. The Hide Improvement Society sponsored their use in Australia and they are, in fact, in operation in a number of meatworks establishments.

2.   I understand it is claimed that the mechanical process represents a more efficient and economic method than hand fleshing as it reduces both the risk of damage to the hide and the time involved in the process.

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