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LEDBURY LIVE STOCK IMPROVE- MENT SOCIETY. further Promotion Meeting. I At the Royal Oak Hotel,Ledbury, on Tuesday afternoon a meeting of farmers was held for the purpose of forming a Society for the purposes of a scheme promoted by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, for the improvement of the breeding of cattle in the district by the provision of a high class bull or bulla. The main object of the scheme is to afford means of demonstrate ing to groups of farmers, especially small farmers, that it is sound economy and of pecuniary advantage to use only sound and high class sires. Mr Henry Weston, C.C., presided and those present included Mr F Webber (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries), Mr W Nixon (of the Board's University at Bristol), Mr E H Pritchett, Mr E T Lane, Mr J Parry, senr., Mr J Parry, junr., Mr H Cowell, Mr T Calder, Mr J H Powell, Mr Geo Cobb, and Mr C Hill. Mr Nixon, in explaining the object of such a Society, observed that preference in the assistance contemplated was intended to be given as far as possible, to occupiers of agricul- tural holdings, which either did not exceed one hundred acres in extent, or if in excess of that acreage, were of an annual value for the purposes of the income tax not exceeding 2100. The assistance would take the form of financial heip for the provision of high-class sires at thesamelow fees as were usually charged for the use of an inferior type of sire. It was prescribed by the conditions attached by the Developement Commissioners to the grant that, whenever possible, the provision of bulls should be made through the medium of Societies, as the Com- missioners considered that the promotion of Societies would afford the best means of enabl- ing farmers to realise the advantages of co- operating, and of securing thereby, the services of high class sires, which as isolated individuals they might not be able under existing circum- stances to obtain. It was recognised that in some districtG it might not be possible at once to form Societdes for the provision of bulls, and where this was found to be the case, grants might be offered to individual breeders who were willing to place approved bulls at the disposal of their neighbours. Proceeding, the speaker said 10 members were required to form a Society. Out of the grant of 215 allowed S;3 could be retained for the working expenses of the Society. Mr Parry Shall we be at liberty to draw up our own rules ? Mr Nixon We ask you to sign the rules framed by the Board. The Chairman They can be altered to meet the requirements of the. district ? Mr Nixon Yes. Proceeding, Mr Nixon said Mr Parry, jun., had made them an offer of a bull for the next twelve months, which offer had been accepted I subject to the animal passing the necessary test. Discussion took place with reference to the I need for more grants in the neighbourhood and I Mr Nixon promised to give attention to the matter. Mr Parry, sen., moved that application be made for a horse, and this was seconded. It was further decided to make application for two more bulls. Mr Webber remarked that when applications were made for more bulls the Board always inquired into the membership of the Society, therefore it was to the advantage of the Society to do everything possible to in- crease its membership. The Chairman observed thac they would do everything they could to increase the mem ber- ship of the Society. No doubt Mr Nixon would do all he could for them and if it was possible for them to get more bulls they would be very glad of his assistance in that direction. The question of the provision of a shorthorn bull was introduced by Mr Cobb and Mr Nixon promised to give attention to this matter. Mr Parry, jun., proposed that a small com- mittee of management should be formed. The motion was seconded and Messrs Cobb, Powell, and T A Pedlingham (Colwall), were elected to serve. This concluded the business and the Society was declared to be in working erder. They were now only waiting for the grant. Mr Pritchett moved a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Weston for the able manner in which he had presided. The motion was enthusiastically carried and Mr Weston briefly replied. -»

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