210 x 160 mm. The caption continues: D.W. 1533. A pair of working bullocks pulling disc cultivators at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm near Accra Gold Coast. The farmland is heavy black cotton soil and does not produce good crops unless heavily manured and well cultivated: two crops in one year can be grown with a normal rainfall. The whole farm covers 2,500 acres, but so far, only 200 acres are cultivated. Bullocks are used on the farm to pull ploughs, cultivators, hay rakes and earth excavation. They also cart grain, manure, water and gravel for road making.' This is a British Official photograph (Crown Copyright Reserved).
A further note on the first Gold Coast dairy farm reads:
'In 1943, it was decided that a clean supply of wholesome milk was required for the Gold Coast Colony. Fresh milk is not a normal article of diet of the people in the Gold Coast, although near Accra and in certain areas in the Northern Territories, milk from the indigenous cows is consumed in small quantities. The first dairy herd to be organised is being kept at the Department of Animal Health Experimental Livestock Farm, seventeen miles from Accra. The cows and bulls were brought from Nigeria, where dairy schemes have flourished for the past few years. It was not possible to obtain the required number of good milking cows but a foundation herd was formed from cows bought from the Fulani in Northern Nigeria. The actual dairy is to be built in the municipal area of Accra and detailed plans have already been prepared, and equipment ordered from U.K. approved. The construction and equipment will be of the most modern type in order to ensure that only fresh clean wholesome milk is made available to the public.'