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
The number of dairy cows in the UK declined steadily from 1996 to 2013, before seeing a slight increase in 2014 and 2015. The total has fallen from 2.6 million in 1996 to 1.9 million in 2015, a 27% reduction.
About Murray Grey:
The Murray Grey is a breed of Australian polled beef cattle that was developed in the upper Murray River valley on the New South Wales /Victorian border. They have evolved into a versatile breed that does well in a wide range of environments and produces top quality carcasses.
Murray Greys are naturally polled, which is a dominant characteristic that is passed on to their progeny. Murray Grey calves are little when they are born and quick to gain their feet. Calves grow quickly and are adaptable to all climates. Cows are heavy milk producers with good dark udders and teats. Hair colour ranges from very light silver to chocolate or dark grey; a few animals are even black but the majority are silver to a silvery-dun color. This colouring is very dominant, so when crossed with another breed, the colour is grey or silver (light grey)
Now for the puzzle:
Mark DeLogg had a field which was 100 feet square bordered by barbed wire to keep those pesky geocachers out.
It had the best soil and so the cows liked to be let out into it to eat the lush grass.
The only trouble with lush grass is that it comes out of the other end a bit too often! Nancy wandered around the field leaving her droppings as did Winnie.
Started in the south west of the field, headed north 6 and then east 5 then north 3 before depositing a pat at this point. She then went east 2 and deposited another pat. She then went south 5 and west 5 before leaving her last pat of the day before heading back to the milking parlour.
Started in the north east of the field, walked south 1 and west 5 where she deposited her first pat of the day. She then went south 5 and east 3 where she dropped another pat. She walked north 3, west 2 and north 3 where she dropped her last pat of the day.
Assume N 53 and W000 and North up.
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