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#17 Blonde d'Aquitane

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Hidden : 05/14/2017
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


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

Cow Fact:

A young female cow, before she has had a calf of her own, and is under three years of age is called a heifer . A young female that has had only one calf is occasionally called a first-calf heifer.

About Blonde d'Aquitaine Cattle:
Blonde d'Aquitaine is a breed of beef cattle originating from the Aquitaine district in south west of France embracing the area of the Garonne valley and the Pyrenees. The breed is a combination of three local strains, the Garonnais, the Quercy, and the Blonde des Pyrenees. Blondes were predominantly draught animals until the end of the Second World War. This resulted in their muscle development, hardiness and docility.Blondes are the third most popular beef breed in France behind Charolais and Limousin.

 

Now for the puzzle:

Farmer Mark DeLogg needed a new tractor to be able to cultivate his land. His old Fergi tractor was getting on for 40 years old and was not up to the job any more.

To finance the new purchase he had to raise some funds by selling some of his cows. He loathed to do this as he had raised all the cows to be sold from birth and had become quite attached to some, especially Olive who, was his best yielding cow. Being a Jersey cow she was attractive too, having previously won first prize at the local Woodhall Spa Show.

The auctioneer who took the sale, sent Mark the page from the auction catalogue with the price each cow achieved, not enough to purchase a tractor but well on the way.

Name Breed Age Lactation Body Weight Condition Score Daily Yield Price
Mable Friesian 3 years 4 months 3 700kg 2 15 £832
Olive Jersey 2 years 6 months 5 750kg 5 25 £796
Daisy Holstein 4 years 5 months 7 860kg 0 18 £365
Poppy Friesian 3 year 6 months 7 833kg 1 19 £968
Cowslip Friesian 4 years 11 months 3 950kg 3 15 £883
Violet Holstien 3 years 7 months 4 690kg 4 24 £895
Primrose Jersey 5 years 2 months 6 746kg 0 19 £852
Rosie Jersey 4 years 2 months 2 904kg 5 14 £950
Bessie Friesian 3 years 8 months 5 820kg 1 23 £788

 

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