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TITLE
Implements used in the care of sheep
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_BOTHY_23
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
DATE OF IMAGE
28 September 2007
CREATOR
Jamie Gaukroger
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
335
KEYWORDS
sheep
shepherding
Implements used in the care of sheep

Presmuchrach Bothy, now relocated to the Highland Folk Museum. It was originally built in the early 1900s at Presmuchrach near Dalwhinnie using approximately 65 recycled railway sleepers. Pictured in this photograph are:

Branding irons (left) used to burn owners' identification initials or numbers onto sheep's horns. Other brands were used with paint to mark a short wool breed or a newly shorn sheep.

Ear clippers (front) used to notch the sheep's ears in a set pattern to identify the owners.

Castrating and tail pliers (above) used to apply tight rubber rings to castrate lambs or dock their tails.

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Implements used in the care of sheep

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

sheep; shepherding

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum - Sheep Fank & Bothy

Presmuchrach Bothy, now relocated to the Highland Folk Museum. It was originally built in the early 1900s at Presmuchrach near Dalwhinnie using approximately 65 recycled railway sleepers. Pictured in this photograph are:<br /> <br /> Branding irons (left) used to burn owners' identification initials or numbers onto sheep's horns. Other brands were used with paint to mark a short wool breed or a newly shorn sheep. <br /> <br /> Ear clippers (front) used to notch the sheep's ears in a set pattern to identify the owners.<br /> <br /> Castrating and tail pliers (above) used to apply tight rubber rings to castrate lambs or dock their tails.