Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Created For = TD
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Gordon, 01 October 1917
Scope and Contents Gordon writes that unfortunately nobody in the district is selling a Shetland heifer in calf, but that he would be willing to put an advertisement in the Shetland News for Ewart. He reports that he doesn't have any crosses between Blackface tups and Moorit ewes, but that he will set aside any long-woolled Moorits he comes across for Ewart. He also offers to send him a white pure Shetland tup lamb with three horns.
Dates: 01 October 1917
Notes in an unknown hand concerning the Blackface-Southdown cross of sheep, 30 November 1914
Scope and Contents The notes record that there is now a small healthy flock of Blackface-Southdown sheep crosses. The first generation has already given straightforward results and the saleable value of the fleeces and carcases have been judged favourably. It is likely that this experiment will be extended by the purchase of more Blackface ewes and a new Southdown ram, although a reciprocal crossing with Southdown ewes should ideally be carried out on a Sussex farm where the ewes would be in their natural...
Dates: 30 November 1914