About this series:
This series of caches is based upon the life and work of dairy farmers Mark & Pen DeLogg on the Lincolnshire Fens. As well clues to solving the puzzle on each cache page will be a fact about cows and their behaviour, as well as information about particular breeds of cattle around the British Isles and the world.
- The cache is not hidden at the published coordinates.
- Steep drops and water may be encounted at some GZs, keep the little ones safe.
- No animals were encountered when the caches were placed.
- The cache size was made as large as possible according to the hiding place, varying from magnetic nanos to regular size boxes
- You may need to provide your own TOTT i.e tweezers
- Please park sensibly, safely, and considerably.
- The D/T ratings concern the difficulty to both the puzzle and hides.
Other caches in this series:
#1 Holstein | #2 Limousin | #3 Guernsey | #4 Charolais | #5 Highland | #6 Galloway | #7 Dexter
#8 Belted Galloway | #9 Lincoln Red | #10 Jersey | #11 Shorthorn | #12 Hereford | #13 Gloucester
#14 Aberdeen Angus | #15 Belgian Blue | #16 White Park | #17 Blonde d'Aquitane | #18 South Devon
#19 Aryshire | #20 Brown Swiss | #21 Simmental | #22 Gelbvieh | #23 Fleckvieh | #24 Piedmontese
#25 Normande | #26 North Devon | #27 Sussex | #28 Welsh Black | #29 Luing | #30 Chillingham
#31 Irish Moiled | #32 English Longhorn | #33 Deoni | #34 Ankole Watusi | #35 Murray Grey
#36 Brahman | #37 Icelandic
In October 2015 a Limousin bull sold for a record 140.000 guineas at a market in Carlisle.
About Limousin Cattle:
Limousin cattle are a breed of highly muscled beef cattle originating from the Limousine and Marche regions of France. The breed is known as Limousine in France. Limousins were first exported from France in significant numbers in the 1960s and are now present in about 70 countries. They are naturally horned and have a distinctive lighter wheat to darker golden-red colouring. Initially used mainly as draft animals, interest in Limousins as a source of high quality meat grew about two hundred years ago. Limousins have become popular because of their low birth weights (ease of calving), higher than average dressing percentage (ratio of carcase to live weight) and yield of meat , their high feed conversion efficiency, and their ability to produce lean, tender meat. A major multi-breed study reported that Limousins converted feed into saleable meat more efficiently and significantly faster than popular British breeds, and marginally faster than other popular continental European cattle breeds. Limousins are especially favoured for crossbreeding with cattle such as Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn because of their ability to improve the yield and feed conversion efficiency of these British breeds, which produce higher levels of fat and marbled meat.
Now for the puzzle:
Farmer Mark DeLogg was awoken one night to the sound of cows mooing and balling.
To his astonishment in the dark misty night he saw most of his cows disappearing down the farm drive.
“Those B****y Geocachers, I bet they’ve left the gate open.”
Mark had a public footpath that ran though his farmyard and had just given permission for a guy named Corporal Cactus to hide a geocache on his land. Mark was always happy for people to walk on his land as long as they respected the countryside and kept their dogs under control.
He quickly got dressed and went to his son's room, Phil DeLogg , and told him to quickly get up as the cows were out and we need to get them back in.
They raced out of the house and made their way to the quad bike, it was going to be quicker on that rather trying to outrun the cows on foot.
With a bit of quick thinking and determination Phil DelLogg finally cut the cows off before they reached the main road. The cows seemed to know they had done wrong by escaping as they ran back to the shed faster than when they had escaped.
Mark and Phil had a quick head count before shutting the gate. After three counts they realised they still had one of the cows missing.
“I bet its that Mirabell!" exclaimed Mark
“She can open gates on her own, she has a knack of doing it with her tongue."
“We’ll have to got out again and find her, I bet she’s gone down into the long meadow its fresh grass down there and the cows love it."
“So it wasn’t geocachers after all then Dad” replied Phil
“I guess not, but we might need a GPS to find Mirabell” said Mark.
"What a good idea Dad, we should have GPS on all our cows so they are trackable." said Phill.
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