Hathwa Raj estate alone. The cattle are of the local breed and the young
stock are most promising. No bulls have so far been distributed but seven
will be available next year.

122.  Bombay.—Chharodi—This is the largest of the Provincial Cattle
Farms, the herd. consisting of 298 animals of which 140 are breeding cows
and 5 bulls. The object of the farm is to produce suitable bulls of the pure
Kankreji breed for sale to the cattle breeders of Guzarat and thus supply a
want. At the beginning of the year, the herd consisted of 3 stud bulls, 110
cows, 88 heifers, 17 heifer calves, 3 yearling bulls and 22 full calves, and at
the close had increased to 5 bulls, 140 cows, 82 heifers, 24 heifer calves, 14
two year old bulls, 17 yearlings and 16 calves. Two stud bulls were bought.
Thirteen bulls will be ready for issue next year. I visited this farm during
the year and was favourably impressed by the way it is managed. The site is
not a particularly good one, being rather lowlying and the grasses seemed
inferior for fodder purposes. The herd which was collected during the last
famine has been recently heavily weeded and it appears to me that more weed-
ing if it were possible, would be advantageous.

123.  Central Provinces.—Tilan Kheri, appears to be in a thriving state,
the herd of the Gaolao breed having increased from 55 to 60 cows and the
total stock from 149 to 176. There are 57 head of young male stock against
51 last year. Nine bulls will be ready for issue next year.

124.  Powar Kheri.—This farm is reported not to be flourishing as the
type of animal used for breeding is not very good. The Superintendent
reports that at least a quarter of the animals should be cast and more typical
specimens bought in their place, as without a radical change in the herd, there
is little hope of much progress being made. The herd is small, only numbering
71 of which 27 only are cows whilst there are five bulls and 21 male stock.
Three bulls have been sent out for breeding and there were 17 rejections which
is a large percentage.

125.  Jetpur.—This is reported to be one of the oldest cattle breeding
farms in existence. It is now under the Court of Wards. The cattle are of the
true Gaolao breed. The herd consists of 94 cows, 2 bulls and 106 young stock.
Many of the cows are really very fine animals but some weeding is reported to
be necessary, and the bulls especially were not of good caste. A suitable one
has now been obtained. The Deputy Commissioner is taking a special interest
in this herd and it will no doubt flourish.

126.  Kindri.—This farm was established by the Deputy Commissioner of
Mandla and a good start has been made in the way of grazing grounds and
buildings. The stock is of the pure Ramgarh breed of Mandla cattle which
are considered to be the best in that part of the country. The cows on the
farm, though only 12 in number, are the best obtainable. The bull is also a
typical specimen and doubtless the herd will grow and prosper.

127.  In addition to these farms, others are known to have been started
in the Jubbulpore and Raipur districts but they have not been visited by the
Superintendent yet.

128.  Eastern Bengal and Assam.—Shillong.—The herd at this farm is
reported to consist of 94 animals, of which 36 are cows, 1 bull, 4 young bulls,
16 bull calves, 21 heifers, 14 heifer calves, and 2 plough or cart bullocks. The
cows are of the following breeds-pure Patna, pure Kashi, pure Bhutia, Patna-
Kashi cross and Patna-Bhutia cross. The Patna-Kashi cross show an all
round improvement in height, strength and general conformation. They give
more than double the milk of the Kashi. The demand for young Patna stock
is increasing.

129.  United Provinces.—The scheme for starting a bull rearing depôt on
an experimental scale is still under consideration in the United Provinces, as
land cannot be obtained at the place which was originally selected and alter-
native sites have to be examined.

130  Punjab.—The scheme for a bull breeding farm on the Jhelum Colony
is also delayed pending a decision regarding the grazing rights on the Drema
and Risala Rakhs.