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records its appreciation of the work done by him and his
staff—in particular the officers mentioned in paragraph 48 of
his report.

8.    Hissar Cattle Farm.The Farm again suffered from
a poor supply of canal watar with the result that sufficient
grass for extensive hay making could not be grown. By
careful management, however, it was found possible to
maintain the fodder reserve at a figure of 132,997 maunds
as compared with 134,278 maunds at the end of the previous
year. It is to be hoped that efforts will be made to grow
more fodder crops during the Monsoon period and convert it
into ensilage. The experiments in regard to the growing of
new fodders have resulted in the conclusion that Kikuyu
grass is not a success at Hissar. A close study of the indi-
genous grasses by the Fodder Specialist who has recently
been appointed for the purpose appears likely to give better
results. Government will await with interest further
reports on this important subject as well as the results of
further trials of Egyptian Clover and Sunflower.

9.     Despite the attacks of rinderpest and an extremely
virulent epidemic of Foot and Mouth disease, the Farm was
able to issue a record number of 406 bulls to the District
Boards of the Province, while 261 female stock were also
issued and at the same time showed a profit of over
Rs. 22,000 on the year's working: while the capital value of
buildings, cattle, machinery, medicines, etc., rose to the figure
of Rs. 18,74,015. Female stock were also supplied to as far
afield as the Federated Malay States. Progress is also noted
in the sheep-breeding operations, 77 crossbred merino rams
and cows having been issued from the Farm during the year.
Government now proposes to commence work at the
Farm in improving the breed of the indigenous goat.

10.     The Punjab Government (Ministry of Agriculture)
records its great appreciation of the efficient working of the
Farm by Mr. Branford and his staff.

11.     In the Director's interesting note, and in the fuller
reports of the officers incharge of the three branches of
Veterinary work, there are many matters, too numerous to
be mentioned in detail in this Review, of peculiar importance
to those concerned with the improvement of the livestock
of the Province. Such, for instance, as the fact that out of
195,427 scrub bulls castrated in the whole of India in the
year 1924-25 as many as 109,432 of the castrations were

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