Thursday, August 20, 2009

1776 Reference to the white cow in Lincolnshire, Surry, and Suffolk

"In some parts of Surry there is a white sort of cows that it is reported produce the richest milk and their fleh more readily receives salt than any of the other."

Quotes from Chapters 1& 2, The Complete Grazier, 1767

"The white breed of kine(cow) were some time ago very frequent in Lincolnshire from whence a gentleman brought them into Surry as a curiosity. They are of different make and much larger than the black cattle, give more milk at a meal, but grow dry the soonest of the three."