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Tala Orchard

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • North Cornwall
    • Tala Orchard
Translation required
« on: April 07, 2013, 06:47:28 pm »
Have just had a look at a Auction Report and need translation of the following in to plain English, as I am having an elderly moment and the single grey cell is not functioning properly if at all.

10:00 am - Draft Ewes followed by Finished Hoggs
10:30 am - Store Hoggs & Couples

What are draft ewes? finnished hoggs, store hoggs and couples?

Tala
« Last Edit: April 07, 2013, 06:49:14 pm by Tala Orchard »
Pigs are human tooo

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Translation required
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 06:48:38 pm »
Tala, give us a clue?
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Factotum

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Translation required
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2013, 07:18:27 pm »
Draft ewes: need moving off very rough grazing onto something better - ie off moorland onto pasture.

Hoggs - lambs born last season - also called old seasons lambs. In Scotland, lambs born in March/April turn into Hoggs on the 1st Jan.

Stores (any type) - sheep to be grown on for slaughter - not bred for breeding...

Each area of the country seems to have their own terms for the same beast, can make it confusing at times.

Not sure about couples, sorry

Sue

spandit

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • East Sussex
    • Sussex Forest Garden
Re: Translation required
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 07:18:41 pm »
draft ewe 
Web definitions
(Draft Ewes) Female sheep which are sold out of a flock, usually upland to a lowland farm..
www.ecifm.rdg.ac.uk/glossary.htm


sussexforestgarden.blogspot.co.uk


Tala Orchard

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • North Cornwall
    • Tala Orchard
Re: Translation required
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 07:29:22 pm »
Thanks one and all the old brain cell gets it now.
Pigs are human tooo

woollyval

  • Joined Feb 2008
  • Near Bodmin, Cornwall
    • Val Grainger
Re: Translation required
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 08:51:50 pm »
Couple.....a ewe with a lamb
Double couple or Doubles.....a ewe with twins
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