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

 Item — Photograph: 294
Identifier: Photograph 294

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U/858-4. ; This shows a fine specimen of the White Fulani Breed of cow at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm near Accra, Gold Coast.  The hump is a characteristic of the Zebu type of cattle found in many parts of Africa and Asia.  When in good condition the hump is hard and firm but when out of condition the hump is soft and flabby.  Bullock hump is considered a delicacy by many people.  The cows are not high yielders by comparison with Eurpean breeds of Dairy Cattle, but the butter fat content of the milk is very high.  This is also a characteristic of the breed.  They are on the whole quiet and handy to milk.  They seldom have calving trouble, and as a rule have a calf once every 12 months. 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. U/858-4 ; CROWN COPYRIGHT RESERVED. ; 11 ; GH-284 -- 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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