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#29 Luing

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Hidden : 05/14/2017
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3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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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 dairy cow can produce 125 lbs. of saliva a day.

LuingAbout Luing Cattle:
Luing cattle (pronounced Ling Cattle) are a beef breed developed on the island of Luing in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland by the Cadzow brothers in 1947. It was formed by breeding first crossbreeding Beef Shorthorn with Highland cattle. The breed of red-brown cattle are moderately sized and extremely hardy. The intent was to produce a good beef cow with the ability to raise a calf under adverse weather conditions. It was officially recognised as a breed by the British government in 1965. The breed is still farmed today, mainly in Scotland but also in other areas of the world. The average Luing cow will give birth to 10 calves in a lifetime because of their longevity. This has been attributed to the traits inherited from their Highland cattle ancestors. They typically have hair of a medium length and a red or dun coloured coat.


Now for the puzzle:

Each animal on Mark's farm is required to have two ears tags for identification purposes, one in each ear. They can be made from either metal or plastic and have the animals unique number on them. It also carries the holding or farm number where the animal was born.

The tags are put in at birth and if they fall out or are lost there must be replaced as soon as possible. The animal cannot travel with any ear tags missing.

Mark had a quick look round his herd one day and realised a lot of his cows had one or more of their tags missing.

Mark had already changed the manufacturer of his ear tags five times due to bad quality control and was assured by the last supplier that the problem had been resolved; this clearly wasn’t the case due to the high number of tags now missing. Mark will have to reverse his decision in buying from this current manufacturer.

Having to re tag all the cows was going to be a half day's work plus the cost of the tags and all the distress to the cows.

Mark was not a happy man……….



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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