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The committtee of the Otago A. and P. Society met yesterday, Mr T. T. Ritchie presiding. A resolution was passed expressing regret at the death of the Hon. 'T. Fergus, and tendering sympathy to Mrs Fergus and family.

The President of the Palmerston North Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wrote regarding shows of buckjumping horses, and asking for the assistance of the society in putting down these shows.—lt was resolved that the writer be thanked for drawing attention to the matter, and that steps would in future bo taken to see that no cruel practices were allowed at any of the society's shows. A communication was received from the president of the Board of Agriculture (Mr J. G. Wilson) stating that when the question of horse-breeding was being discussed by the Board of Agricultuie at their last meeting the matter of instruction by means of demonstrations by competent judges on the points of horses and other stock was mentioned, and it was decided by the board that A. and P. associations and boards of education should bo written to and urged to encourage this as much as possible.—lt was resolved to refer consideration to th-3 chairmen of the various live stock committees of the society. The Hon. Secretary of the Fifth Mounted Regiment, Otago district, wrote advising that the military tournament proposed to be held at Tahuna Park towards the end of December had been cancelled. He wished to convey the thanks of the department to the committee of the Otago A. and P. Society for the generous way in which they had granted the use of the park for military purposes. Captain Grant also wrote on behalf of the officer commanding the district thanking the society for the use of Tahuna Park for the Otago section of tho Expeditionary Force. Mr J. R. Scott referred to the fact that a very large percentage of our dairy farmers were using inferior bulls. He moved that a letter be written to the Board of Agriculture drawing their attention to the fact.—The motion was carried. A considerable amount of detail business in connection with the show on November 25 and 26 was dealt with. Tho Grounds Committee reported that the necessary repairs and top-dressing of Tahuna Park were being .carried oot by the Defence Department, under tho supervision of the committee, and ,-providcd some rain showers were shortly experienced, the ground promised to be in fanorder for tho forthcoming show.

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OTAGO A. AND P. SOCIETY, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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OTAGO A. AND P. SOCIETY Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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