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Mr T. ; T. Ritchie presided over a ktrgehnattended meeting of the committee of the Otago A. and P. Society this morning. Before proceeding with the business, a resolution of sympathy with the secretary (Mr H. V. Fulton) in his recent 'bereavement was passed. A letter was received from the secretary of the New Zealand Council of Agriculture, enclosing extracts from an article on the subject of military horses, and suggesting that steps might be taken by the society to enable breeders to become acquainted with the type of horses required for military work."—-Referred to the Light and Draught Horse Committee to report to next meeting. John Deana wrote complaining of the delay in transit of his stock 'between Christchurch and Dunedin.—Resolved that the Railway Department be asked for an explanation. The Portobello Road Board wrote drawing attention to the restrictive by-laws imposed by the St. Kilda Borough Council and the Dunedin City Conncu in connection with stock sent to Burnside.—Resolved that the society co-operate With the Portobello Road Board in any effort to assist the farmers in this matter. The Finance Committee presented a statement in connection with the losd Show, and expressed regret that the baJ weather hod considerably interfered with the attendance at what was one of the heat shows ever held 'by the society: Messrs James Ross and David Murray presented to the society at handsome silver cup, to be awarded to the gainer of the most points in sheep exhibited at the Winter Show. The donors announced that they themselves would not compete for the prize.—The committee expressed their high appreciation of the generous gift. vs. large number of suggestions in connection with classes and other arrangements tot shows were recorded, and it was decided that the various sub-committees meet at an early date to reviso the schedule. i .Detail business in connection with the last show was also dealt with. With a view to encouraging youths and • young men to become judges of live stock, it was i-esolved that applications be invited lor men not ■ovey 25 years of age to accompany judges when carrying Oat their duties at thfr summer show ; two to accompany the sheep judge, and' one to to with the judge of each of the various reeds of cattle and horses. It was also Tesolved to confer with all the societies in the province with a_ view to their arranging meetings at- which young men can be given an opportunity of judging pure-bred stock. • v.

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OTAGO A. AND P. SOCIETY, Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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OTAGO A. AND P. SOCIETY Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914