Animal Husbandry, particularly cattle rearing, was without question an important occupation. But what about agriculture? The lack of sufficient mention of words related to agriculture or agriculture produce such as wheat, rice, pulses, etc. is often cited in academic circles as proof of the unimportance of agriculture to the Rig Vedic people.The early Rig Vedic Arya tribes were predominantly pastoral. The importance of cattle to these people can be gauged from just one hymn, 28, of Mandala VI of the Rig Veda.