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  • Hortobágy Bridge Fair 47.648648, 21.186383

    The Hortobágy Bridge Fair was first organised in the 19th century as an animal fair. Through the years more and more craftsmen visited the fair. The tradition was renewed in 1978, and has been organized annually ever since. As the fair is a gathering event for herdsmen, it helps to preserve the traditions of animal husbandry and the related crafts. The importance of the fair is strengthened by the fact that Hortobágy and the 9-hole Bridge are important elements of the Hungarian identity.

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  • The Goat Cheese Farm 49.970582, 15.324878

    Farm Nový Dvůr is an organic farming company founded in 2006, located near Česká Lípa (Northern Bohemia), which introduces traditional goat milk and other dairy products to the daily menu and life. In recent years, goat milk products have gained much popularity, and as such have again become a part of the daily diet.

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  • Horse breeding Turgenev

    Horse breeding - mainly used to obtain tractive force, later for transportation purposes. It relates usually to the pack horses (Equus caballus). At the end of the Neolithic period and in the early Bronze Age, horses came to the area of central Europe. Until the turn of the 10th and 11th century the number of horses was relatively low, after which it started to increase. From the 18th century state stud farms began to appear. Horses were extensively used until the 19th century, when their breeding began to decline slowly. By the mid-20th century there was a rapid decrease in the number of horses bred. Today horses are bred mainly for sport, to a lesser extent for labour (wood transport in forests), tourism or representative purposes. In the Czech lands the Kladruby horse, Lipizzan horse, the Thoroughbred horse, and the Czech and Moravian horses have been bred. Less serious diseases and injuries were treated by blacksmiths, whereas severe conditions in more recent times were treated by vets.

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  • Small animals breeding

    Small animals breeding - refers to poultry, rabbit, pigeon, dog and cat breeding. Within the folk tradition it was rather a complementary breeding. Poultry was bred mainly for eggs, meat, fat, feathers and poultry excrements used as manure. Poultry is divided into gallinaceous (domestic fowl, hen) and aquatic poultry (ducks, geese). Aquatic poultry, and to a lesser extent hens, were used for feather plucking. In folk culture small animals had important symbolic value as well. Cats were bred to catch rodents, dogs for guarding (e. g. livestock guarding), pigeons for meat and manure.

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  • Sheep breeding Ovčárna

    Sheep breeding is part of the livestock sector. In the Czech lands farm sheep were widely raised (meat, milk), later merino sheep (wool). Seasonally sheep were herded in the sluice, respectively in a "kosar". In the regions of Moravia (Wallachia) and Silesia a special type of extensive seasonal breed, which is called the alpine dairy was used.

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