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#23 Fleckvieh

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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:

The average yield per cow/year in 2014/15 is 7800 litre. Although it is not uncommon for cows to yield 10-12000 litres /year..

FleckviehAbout Fleckvieh Cattle:
The Fleckvieh is a breed of dual-purpose cattle suitable for both milk and meat production. It originated in Central Europe in the 19th century from cross-breeding of local stock with Simmental cattle imported from Switzerland. Today, the worldwide population is 41 million animals.
The Fleckvieh originated in the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Bavaria from cross-breeding of local stock with Simmental cattle imported from Switzerland from about 1830. The Fleckvieh is now a dual-purpose breed; it may be used for the production of beef or milk, or be crossed with dairy breeds or with beef breeds.


Now for the puzzle:

Mark DeLogg was always used to disruption on his farm but when one of the largest gas pipelines in the country was going to cross his land it was to be one week he was never going to forget.

The construction company who were undertaking the work had to have archaeologists on site inspecting the trenches in case any unknown archaeology was uncovered. Everything was well until they discovered some very large stones that had been carried in the ice sheet from the continent in the last ice age, but more importantly some smaller stones with man made marks on them.

It was those stones that attracted the publicity and it wasn’t long until Tony Robinson of Time Team fame was buzzing around the farm.

The TV crew literally took over the farm for a week filming for the channel 4 hit TV programme. It was a real eye opener for Mark and Pen DeLogg, a week of hard work but also a week of sheer joy.... A week neither of them will forget.


᚛ᚈᚆᚓ ᚉᚑᚑᚏᚇᚔᚅᚐᚈᚓᚄ ᚐᚏᚓ ᚅᚑᚈ ᚂᚔᚄᚈᚓᚇ ᚔᚅ ᚈᚆᚔᚄ ᚈᚓ ᚈ ᚆᚑᚒ ᚃᚔᚂᚂ ᚆᚐᚃᚓ ᚈᚑ ᚇᚔᚌ ᚇᚓᚓᚚᚓᚏ᚜


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qba'g gernq ba vg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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