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by rwhoyle
11 Oct 2017, 12:03
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Definition of a Beast
Replies: 7
Views: 6500

Re: Definition of a Beast

There are rule of thumb equivalents which can be used in stints. In the context here, I would have thought that a beast is a male animal and the followers are calves.
by rwhoyle
20 Sep 2017, 12:20
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Orcheston Long Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 13215

Re: Orcheston Long Grass

Perhaps a bit late to contribute to this, but have you see Arthur Young's discussion of it in Annals of Agriculture XXVII (1797), pp. 365-78 which draws together previous accounts, a letter written to Young on the subject and his own observations.
by rwhoyle
03 Sep 2017, 07:43
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Essex War Agricultural Committee Records
Replies: 2
Views: 5589

Re: Essex War Agricultural Committee Records

Are we talking about First World war or Second World War? I don't think that any of the WWI records were ever transferred to the ministry, so if they survive at all they will be found in County Council Records and probably treated as sub-committee of the council (or in private deposits). For WWII, t...
by rwhoyle
26 Jun 2017, 18:36
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 11385

Re: Eighteenth-century potatoes

Thanks Alan - useful stuff.
by rwhoyle
25 Jun 2017, 13:46
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Eighteenth-century potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 11385

Eighteenth-century potatoes

References sought to experiments on growing potatoes in the eighteenth century, whether for human or animal consumption and especially potatoes being recommended as a food for the poor.