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A History of British Livestock Husbandry, 1700-1900

By Robert Trow-Smith

Routledge – 2005 – 392 pages

Series: Economic History

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Description

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Contents

HISTORY OF BRITISH LIVESTOCK: R TROW-SMITH:

CONTENTS

PREFACE ix

1. PASTORAL BRITAIN IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 1

Sources; Scottish cattle economy; Welsh livestock; the south-west; Home Counties fattening industry; dairy farming; intensive veal production; evolving breeds of cattle; management of the dairy cow; the beef beast; ailments of cattle; sheep husbandry; early eighteenth century swine; the farm horse

2, THE WORK OF ROBERT BAKEWELL 45

The longhorn improvement; breeding the ideal animal; Bakewell’s contemporaries; the New Leicester sheep; crossing the New Leicester

3. THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 1: FODDER CROPS AND CATTLE 70

The turnip husbandry; carrots and potatoes; clover stands; cabbages for fodder; advent of the oilcake; demand for better cattle; a national breed of Longhorns; prototypes of the Shorthorn; the Devon breed; other south-western types; the red cattle of Hereford, Sussex and Norfolk; the English polls; Welsh cattle; the Scottish breeds; Alderney imports; transhumance

4. THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 2: SHEEP, PIGS AND HORSES 121

The south-western breeds; the new Southdown; the Norfolk and the new Suffolk; the Ryeland and its cousins; the sheep of Wales; the Cheviot advance; the Linton race; the family of longwools; pockets of archaic stock in Scotland; Merino experiments; the eighteenth century pig; Shire, Clydesdale and Suffolk horses

5. THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 3: THE TECHNIQUES OF CATTLE HUSBANDRY 163

Rearing the calf; finishing the beef; Irish, Welsh and Scottish supplies; plow oxen; management of the dairy herd; the urban cowkeeper; milk yields; ailments and their treatment; stock housing; profits and losses

6. THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 4: MANAGEMENT OF THE SHEEP AND PIG 196 Tupping the ewe; treatment of the lamb; lambing rates; the mountain flock; ewe milking; the wool clip; sheep houses and equipment; ailments of the sheep; profits from the flock; pig husbandry; management of the farm horse

7. DEVELOPMENT OF THE LIVESTOCK MARKET 224

Trade in Scots and Welsh beast; London and provincial fatstock markets; sheep marts; the Irish trade

8. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 1: PERFECTING BRITISH BREEDS OF CATTLE 233

The Shorthorn improvement; Scottish and other Shorthorns; the black breeds of Scotland; English red beef beast; Welsh cattle types; the achievement in beef; the milch breeds; arrival of the Friesian

9. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 2: SHEEP, PIGS AND HORSES 268

The Leicester and the longwools; the Cheviot and Blackface rivalry; the Southdown and the new Down breeds; the West Midland complex; the Merino experiment; productivity of sheep breeds; pigs in the melting pot; nineteenth century horses

10. THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 3 LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT AND MARKETS 298

The new science of nutrition; nutrition in farm Practice; the much herd; mechanical milking; products of the dairy farm; feeding beef; new buildings for stock; the veterinary revolution; sheep husbandry; new competitors in the meat market

LIST OF PRINCIPAL SOURCES 327

INDEX 341

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