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

 Item — Photograph: 294
Identifier: Photograph 294

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

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

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Herskovits Library at africana@northwestern.edu.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval.

Extent

From the Collection: 121.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Dimensions

17 x 21 cm.

Repository Details

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

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