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#22 Gelbvieh

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Hidden : 05/14/2017
4 out of 5
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 cow’s heart beats between 60 and 70 beats per minute, and a cows normal body temperature is 101.5°F.

GelbviehAbout Gelbvieh Cattle
Gelbvieh is a breed of cattle originating in several Franconian districts of Bavaria, Germany in the mid-18th century. Gelbvieh were originally known as “red-yellow Franconian cattle” and were developed from several local breeds. Gelbviehs were originally bred to be triple purpose cattle (used for milk, beef, and draught), but the modern Gelbvieh is primarily used for beef production.
Gelbvieh literally means "yellow cattle" in German, and the breed originated as golden brown cattle with dark hooves and full body pigmentation. Through selective breeding, polled and black genetics are now also prevalent in the breed Gelbvieh cattle are known for their high rate of gain and feed efficiency, and were originally selected for easy growth, quick maturity, length of loin, leanness, docility, and longevity. They are able to adapt to many different rangelands and climate conditions. Gelbvieh females were selected to be very maternal with strong fertility, mothering instincts, good udders, and strong milk production. They are also known to have smaller bodied offspring, allowing for ease of calving.


Now for the puzzle:

Pen DeLogg usually did the farm accounts, as she was more computer literate than Mark. It was a job she had done for years on the same old computer, one that was prone to having a mind of its own. She’d been on at Mark for years to upgrade their computer, she was still using windows 98 and together with a slow dial-up speed it used to take hours to do the simplest of things.

One night whilst doing the VAT returns the computer wouldn’t start up. Pen got the dreaded blue screen of death on the monitor. She attempted to do what all techies did, turn it off then turn it back on again. When it came back on the screen was full of different coloured pixels and she couldn’t do anything with it.

“Mark...” she shouted



Mark was asleep in the kitchen with his feet up on the Aga, he’d had a hard day.

“Right, that’s it!” Pen retorted. “I’m going to buy a new computer and damn the cost, where’s the number for Cramers Computers let's get into the 21st century.



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Sbyybj gur fvta

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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