Below are some of the phrases and names used in the interviews that you may not have heard before.
Colostrum is the first milk produced after calving, containing factors that support the immune system and promote growth.
An orphan lamb that requires bottle feeding and is reared by hand.
A potato clamp is a method of storing potatoes outdoors, protected from frost and rain under a pile of earth and straw. Also camp; mangold camp.
A capon is a male chicken castrated when young to improve the quality of its flesh for food
Collar-proud Horses could be temperamental. A horse that is unsteady when in harness.
Deep litter shed
Animal housing with straw or wood shavings, allowing free movement
A type of rearing cage used to house battery hens. Grossmith also supplied feed.
Higher Level Stewardship scheme- a farm payment from central government relating to measures to protect and enhance the environment.
David Russell and Andy Bean
A unit for rearing day-old chicks, heated with a paraffin lamp.
Lairing The collecting or resting area of the slaughterhouse.
Mangelwurzel or mangold wurzel (Beta vulgaris)
A variety of root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae, genus Beta (the beets) used chiefly as a feed for cattle and sheep.
A heap of manure piled up, ready to be spread over the fields.
MCPA or 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid is a powerful, selective, widely-used phenoxy herbicide.
The Meuse Rhine Issel
A breed of cattle originating from the Netherlands and Germany – Ken Simmons
Portable milking machine with petrol engine, towed into place to milk 6 cows at a time.
A skin disease of sheep and goats caused by a parapox virus. It is transmissable to humans through direct close contact.
Hens at 4 or 5 months old, becoming mature enough to lay eggs
Phosphates Nitrogen, potassium soil test
(verb, to riddle) riddling potatoes (Joy White)
Cow shed, North country term?
Shucking or stooking the corn to dry out
Stores, store cattle
Young cattle that will be reared, rather than sold for slaughter.
Disease pigs caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix insidiosa
Stone slab or shelf that helps lower the temperature in a food store or pantry.
The commercial name for the antibiotic, Tylosin, used to treat a number of ailments in small animals
A young pig