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From the Archives: Ongole Cattle

In his observations on the report of the Ongole Cattle Show Association, Mr. G.A.D. Stuart, the Director of Agriculture, disbelieves the view that has of late been widely held that the export of Ongole cattle abroad has resulted in the serious depletion of the breed. “There were no signs of any deterioration in the breed,” comments Mr. Stuart on the President’s report. “As he there states,” he continues, “the quality of the exhibits compared favourably with the previous shows, this being especially the case among the young bulls; so that extra prizes were given.” “This fact,” he jubilantly exclaims, “points to the falsity of the ‘strong popular belief’ in deterioration which the President mentions.” Far from showing the falsity of the popular belief, the President’s statement may be shown to emphasise the belief.

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