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Welsh Cattle Drovers (Landmark Collector's Library) Hardcover – 27 Mar 2002


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Landmark Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (27 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843060213
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843060215
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,305,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. J. R. LEWIS TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback
Alongside KJ Bonsers "Who were the Drovers", MR Colyers supreme analysis on the 18C and 19C Droving trade from North and South Wales is such an in depth read,that it will never be surpassed.

If there ever was a book on a particular part of Welsh 18C & 19C Social history and life that should still be in print, then it is this remarkable book, but sadly its been out of print for many years.

He starts with the discussion on agricultural husbandry and the often futile attempts made by certain well to do farmers on improving their stock by introducing different breeds of cattle,unfortunately this was usually time wasted, simply because the small Welsh Black breed of Pembroke that made up the huge numbers of cattle exported to the English markets were so weather hardy being able to survive on land other breeds found unsustainable.

Introducing different breeds of cattle from other parts of the country did not take into account the very poor arable land found in most of Wales.

The Hereford was a particularly popular breed, but the now famous Welsh Black was more suited to the poor arable land found in most of Wales, and this particular breed gained weight very quickly, hence their popularity with Drovers and breeders in the markets of East Anglia and Kent who were able to purchase many thousands of these small cattle from the Welsh Drovers..

The main reason vast numbers of Welsh Runts were walked to Smithfield and Barnet and other large fairs,is that Wales as a nation had very limited arable land sufficient to fatten up such large numbers of beasts,hence the vast migration of many thousands of cattle to the lush pastures of Kent and Surrey.
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