School: Cill Loiste (Killusty), Fíodh Árd (roll number 16111)

Location:
Killusty North, Co. Tipperary
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Mheacháir

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Care of Animals

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0557, Page 525

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A sow when rearing bonhams, should be cared and well fed. The floor should be cemented and swept out every day, and a dry bed of straw put under them to keep them warm. When the bonhams are taken from the sow, they should be left out occasionally to pick up some food that would suit them.
If a cow calved early in the year she should be kept in and well fed and well bedded; combing with a curry comb now and then will help to keep her clean,

Collector
James Hickey
Gender
male
Address
Cloran Old, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Patrick Ryan
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Cloran Old, Co. Tipperary
Language
English