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Thursday, 14 September 1972
Page: 1513

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

What was the (a) quantity and (b) value of feed wheat (i) sold within Australia and (ii) exported in each year and in total from 1969-70 to the latest date for which figures are readily available.

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

The Australian Wheat Board maintains records of wheat sold by it for stockfeed on the domestic market. It is not fully informed on the end uses of wheat sold for export. It understands that some fair average quality wheat purchased by some export markets from time to time has been used for stockfeed but no relevant statistical data are available. On the other hand some off-grade wheat exported may have been used in milling grists although purchases would have been made primarily for stockfeed.

The following tabulation has been provided by the Board:

(a)   Domestic sales of wheat for stockfeed:


(b)   Export sales of off-grade wheat:


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