Cattle are the principal wealth of farmers. The dung of cattle is the best fertilizer. Bullocks plough land and draw carts. They work the wheels of oil-presses. They turn the wheels of sugarcane-presses. Cattle shows are organised to educate and encourage the mass to improve their cattle wealth.
Once, a cattle-show was held near Khandagari on the way to Kalinga Studios, Bhubaneswar. I went to see this exhibition. I booked a ticket and went into the exhibition compound.
There were very large cows in this cattle-shows. The largest cows were brought from the Punjab. Such a cow could give twenty five liter of milk a day. The Haryana bulls were the largest bulls in this show. They had the size of a small elephant. There I saw very large bullocks. These bullocks were very tall and healthy. This exhibition was a very good exhibition. There were many policemen to keep law and order inside the compound. A large number of peasant came to see the exhibition. Officers of the Veterinary Department and the Livestock Department were very busy. Some officers were speaking to the people through a microphone. They were speaking about how to rear good cattle. These speeches were very instructive and they had much educative value. I was very much impressed by their lectures.
This exhibition was quite good. Many cattle-owners were rewarded for their good rearing of cattle. They looked very happy. I can never forget this sight.