EXARC member Claus Kropp is working on an overview on the topic of draft cattle in (Archaeological) Open-Air Museums and Living History farms worldwide.
He recently gave a lecture about this topic (YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzwaITArGzo).
Claus Kropp would be happy if you would be willing to answer these questions and send your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
He would also appreciate some pictures and a general info of the Museum/Farm where you are using the draft cattle.
Mr Kropp plans to publish the survey as part of a book and would be happy to send you a copy of it as soon as its finished.
Many thanks in advance, here are the questions:
- How many draft cattle do you keep (male,female)
- For what purposes do you use your animals (just showing; agriculture; in the forest etc.; community Service, Skill Training)
- How do you house the animals (on site in historic context or in modern alternatives)?
- What kind of harness do you use and why?
- How important are the draft cattle within your overall didactic concept and for the visitor experience?