Draft Cattle in (Archaeological) Open-Air Museums and Living History Farms

  • Hello everyone,


    I am working on an overview on the topic of "Draft Cattle in (Archaeological) Open-Air Museums and Living History Farms" worldwide. I recently gave a lecture about this topic and as a result, I want to conduct a survey. I want to evaluate the following questions:


    1. How many draft cattle do you keep (male,female, breed)?

    2. For what purposes do you use your animals (just showing the breed; agriculture; in the forest etc.; community service, skill training)?

    3. How do you house the animals (on site in historic context or in modern alternatives)?

    4. What kind of harness do you use (yoke, 3pad-harness ...) and why?

    5. How important are the draft cattle within your overall didactic concept and for the visitor experience?


    I would be happy if you would be willing to answer these questions and send the results to me: c.kropp@kloster-lorsch.de. If doing so, I would also appreciate some pictures and a general info of the museum/farm you are using the draft cattle on. What can I offer? I plan to publish the survey as part of a book and I would be happy to send you a copy of it as soon as its finished.


    All the best and thanks in advance.

    Claus Kropp

    Es kommt nicht darauf an wer der Stärkere ist, sondern wer der Klügere ist!
    Empfehlung von Prof.Rosenberger (TiHo Hannover,1963) an einen Studenten, der sich bemühte eine widerspenstige Kuh festzuhalten