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.
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- 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
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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
Jersey milk contains 20% higher calcium and 18% more protein than rival brands which is beneficial for the development of healthy teeth and bones and is more effective at aiding muscle repair after exercise than sports drinks.
Jersey cattle are a small breed of dairy cattle, the breed is popular for the high butterfat content of its milk .
As its name implies, the Jersey was bred on the British Channel Island of Jersey. It apparently descended from cattle stock brought over from the nearby Norman mainland, and was first recorded as a separate breed around 1700.
The Jersey cow is quite small ranging from only 400–500 kilograms (880–1,100 lb). The ability to carry a larger number of effective milking cows per unit area due to lower body weight, hence lower maintenance requirements, and superior grazing ability.
Due to the small size, docile and inquisitive character and attractive features of the Jersey cow, small herds were imported into England by aristocratic landowners as adornment for aesthetically landscaped parks.
Jerseys come in all shades of brown, from light tan to almost black. They are frequently fawn in colour. All purebred Jerseys have a lighter band around their muzzle, a dark switch (long hair on the end of the tail), and black hooves, although in recent years color regulations have been relaxed to allow a broadening of the gene pool.
The cows are calm and docile animals, but tend to be a little more nervous than other dairy cow breeds.
Now for the puzzle:
Farmer Mark Delogg always looks forward to the end of the month, as this is when his milk cheque comes. From this he can pay the bills and wages. He is paid both on quality and quantity.
Mark's milk is tested every day by the tanker driver who collects it. The milk is tested for quality (butterfat) and the bacteria count, and it is this that the price or pence per litre is based.
Mark soon realised that to get more money per litre he had to improve the quality of his milk. One way he could do this was by serving his cows with a bull that would pass on his high butterfat genes to his progeny. This would work long term but it would be years before he reaped any benefit.
Another way would be to buy some cows that already had those genes to produce high butterfat milk. One such breed noted for high butterfat milk was the Jersey cow.
Mark decided that he would buy some Jersey cows and there was only one place to buy good quality Jersey cows and that was ……. Jersey.
Mark's contact in the Channel Islands was Antheia Grouville, she was secretary of the Jersey Cattle Society since 13th October 2009 and was to accompany him around the farms.
His first point of call was to the north of the island at a farm called lahauteur, to meet farmer John. He wouldn’t tell Mark how long he had been farming here but Mark loved his cows and bought three.
Mark's final visit was to the west of the island to a farm called Touch Wood. Here he met Bob, who was born and bred on the island but had only moved to Touch Wood recently. After a short tour Mark again bought 3 cows.
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