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DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH LIVESTOCK FARM, ACCRA, GOLD COAST.

 Item — Photograph: 288
Identifier: Photograph 288

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U/358-2. ; Three of the calves being pail fed at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm  near Accra, Gold Coast.  Careful records are kept of grains in weight made by the calves.  At birth the bull calves the weigh from 55 lbs to 69 lbs. and heifer calves from 49 to 59 lbs.  Indigenous plains cattle give calves weighing 15 to 25 lbs.  The amount of milk allowed to  them increases with the age and from three weeks concentrates in the form of meal are mixed with the milk.  All calves are allowed outside daily for sunlight and exercise.  The intention is to rear all heifer calves maturity and all bull calves until they are weaned.  The majority of the young bulls will be sold to local cattle owners to imrpove their stock and to increase the milkgiving propensities of the indigenous cattle. ; ISSUED BY THE WEST AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE, REGIONAL INFORMATION OFFICE, ACCRA, GOLD COAST, BRITISH WEST AFRICA.---Recto ; WEST AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE OF THE  REGIONAL INFORMATION OFFICE; P.O. Box 555 ; ACCRA GOLD COAST WEST AFRICA ; Photograph No. D.W. 358-2 ; CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED. ; 5 ; GH-278 -- Verso

Dates

  • ca. 1935-1977

Extent

From the Collection: 121.00 Boxes

Dimensions

17 x 21 cm.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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