Tag Archives: animal husbandry

The farm byre during the 1950s audio post

Cattle chained in a stall

This audio recording done in the Doric dialect of Aberdeenshire features Don Carney discussing how the cattle were looked after during the time they were housed in the farm byre. He chats to local Aberdeenshire farmer Henry Grey when he is sorting the nowt in his byre. Henry describes all the tasks done starting with […]

Sorting the nowt in the byre 1940s style

Cow looking at camera from her stall in the byre

The farming year is always the same. A time for ploughing, planting and harvesting. Through all that work is the need to look after animals on the farm. I was brought up on a mixed farm called Drumnaheath beside Kintore in Aberdeenshire. We had pigs’ hens, turkeys for Xmas selling, sheep and cattle. The cattle […]