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 538

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Cows are housed for five months and fed with hay and turnips or mangolds, and for the remainder of the year they live on grass. Ther are milked for nine months and for the other three months they are "dry". Cows calf nearly always early in Spring, only a few which have been kept for Winter dairying, the calf is fed with milk from the cow for the first month and "separated" milk from the creamery after that. When the Winter comes they are fed with hay mixed with oats for the first year and they are fed on the land after that.

Collector
Thomas Butler
Gender
male
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Informant
Pierce Butler
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Tullow, Co. Tipperary
Language
English