Inverness tup sale 1953 question

egbert

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Looking through some old stuff, a shipwrecked offspring- both girls are sent home for the duration- turned out a catalogue from said tup sale.
And the boy and I were delighted to find my Dads handwritten comments beside cheviots entries!

(won't repeat some of em)

A question arises though...
What is a 'dinmont' ?
Seems to be an age thing, cos tups were either 2, or 3, or 4 shear, or dinmonts.
Tup lambs?
 

Top Tip.

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highland
Looking through some old stuff, a shipwrecked offspring- both girls are sent home for the duration- turned out a catalogue from said tup sale.
And the boy and I were delighted to find my Dads handwritten comments beside cheviots entries!

(won't repeat some of em)

A question arises though...
What is a 'dinmont' ?
Seems to be an age thing, cos tups were either 2, or 3, or 4 shear, or dinmonts.
Tup lambs?
Dinmont is a shearling. What an interesting find .
 

egbert

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egbert

Member
Any chance of taking some photos and putting them up? Sure quite a few of us on here would have ancestors with consignments.
there you go, every page.
I see the old man spent £16 on one...seemingly the last of Mr Coopers blackie shearlings

Curiouser and curiouser said Alice..
..you seldom here of a cow in milk described as a 'Milch' cow now (the same spelling as German for milk), but was used down here long since,
and I'd not come across the term 'Farrow' cow either. In calf/dry I assume.
 

egbert

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speaking of the handwritten comments..

I'm wont to record in the margin of such catalogues, failings in various offerings.
When making an annual pilgrimage to a particular bull sale, I stay with a dear friend local to the mart, who is mucho involved with the breed.
Now she is always busy on the day, and often asks for my catalogue that night, to copy out prices,,,,
...and it's not unheard of for her to hurrumph when she finds some disparaging remark beside one of her own offerings...ooops
 

johnspeehs

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Location
Co Antrim
Thanks for posting that @egbert ,, I find it fascinating and would love to have been around in those days. I have saw an advert for an auctioneers in ROI talking about Milch cows, was a few years ago but I thought it was something to do with Irish, didn't realise it was German
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
Thanks for posting that @egbert ,, I find it fascinating and would love to have been around in those days. I have saw an advert for an auctioneers in ROI talking about Milch cows, was a few years ago but I thought it was something to do with Irish, didn't realise it was German

Milch cow was common usage for a cow in milk in Victorian times, just fell by the wayside for some reason.

an aside in law until 1946 pigs were classed as pets by the inland revenue ( presumably meaning that any income from them was not subject to tax.
A case was bought and thereafter they became cattle in the eyes of the revenue ;)
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
there you go, every page.
I see the old man spent £16 on one...seemingly the last of Mr Coopers blackie shearlings

Curiouser and curiouser said Alice..
..you seldom here of a cow in milk described as a 'Milch' cow now (the same spelling as German for milk), but was used down here long since,
and I'd not come across the term 'Farrow' cow either. In calf/dry I assume.

Many thanks - some neighbours, but no direct ancestry in that one. Remember Macdonald Fraser ring well, but only ever the one - they had a second all bricked up, from memory (or was that Hamilton Brothers - maybe?). Not heard 'Milch', but often use 'Farrow' still, albeit haven't any in my own herd.
 

Top Tip.

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Location
highland
Many thanks - some neighbours, but no direct ancestry in that one. Remember Macdonald Fraser ring well, but only ever the one - they had a second all bricked up, from memory (or was that Hamilton Brothers - maybe?). Not heard 'Milch', but often use 'Farrow' still, albeit haven't any in my own herd.
Hamilton’s only had one ring ,Macdonald Fraser’s had two a sheep ring and a cattle ring. Many a happy day spent in both.
 

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