Board of Agriculture and Fisheries (1903-1919)
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Koud writes on behalf of the President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to thank Ewart for his letter and report regarding the best means of breeding artillery horses.
Lort-Phillips provides comments on Ewart's treatise on 'eugenics and the breeding of light horses', which suggests ways in which funding from the Board of Agriculture should be used to approach such a scheme of breeding.
Lort-Phillips writes that he agrees Phillpotts-Williams is in too much of a hurry due to fear that others 'will forestall him in taking the lead'. He feels that the Board of Agriculture's policy is the wrong one and emphasises the importance of scientific research in agriculture.
Lort-Phillips notes that, in the agenda for the next 'Advisory Council' meeting, the Board of Agriculture scheme for the purchase of brood mares will be coming up for discussion, and hopes for Ewart's support of his opinions.
Haveley comments on Ewart's essay on scientific horse breeding, in relation to his own advocacy of the revival of the Devon pack horse and the work of the Board of Agriculture. He also comments on the Shales stud farm.
Alexander writes that he has not got another Przewalski's horse so far and the mares are not in foal. He has informed Colonel Oliphant of this. He is disappointed at his cross-bred lambs but the Africans and the fat tails are better. He asks whether Ewart has got permission from the Board of Agriculture to use his fat-tailed ram.
Alexander writes that he would be delighted to take Ewart's colt and breed from him as he wishes. He will try to send Ewart any samples of wool that he wants, and is glad that Ewart is willing to speak to the Board of Agriculture on his behalf.