Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Calving Register

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This series comprises 1 register consisting of a handwritten index and a sequence of handwritten entries which together document the pedigree of the Knockaloe calving herd and that of their issue. Each entry is divided into two distinct parts.

The first part provides information on the cow that is calving, such as:

  • Name;
  • Date calved;
  • Tattoo number;
  • Name of dam and sire;
  • Whom cow was bred by;
  • Date of death or sale.

The second part provides information on a given cow's issue, such as:

  • Date calved;
  • Sex;
  • Tattoo number;
  • Sire of calf;
  • Breeder of calf;
  • Weight of calf;
  • To whom it was sold.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Experimental Farm at Knockaloe can trace its origins to provisions set out in the Agriculture and Rural Industries Act, 1914. In the early 1920s, the Board of Agriculture purchased the site of the old Knockaloe internment camp - which had been vacated by the last internees in Oct 1919 - with monies released by the Noble's Trustees.

The Board proceeded to spend the remainder of the Noble's monies on a clean-up project with a view to readying the site for a return to agricultural usage. A number of arable and pastoral experiments were later based on the site. The Experimental Farm was closed in 2010 by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, a successor of the Board of Agriculture.

Conditions Governing Access

This series is open. For information on visiting the Isle of Man Public Record Office please see our website: www.gov.im/pro

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Archivist's Note

Series level description created by Gavin Rowan, IOMPRO, 23 Jun 2017.

Conditions Governing Use

Crown copyright (duration - 125 years from the end of the calendar year of production).

Appraisal Information

Selected for permanent preservation in Nov 2015, Angela Skitt, IOMPRO.

Custodial History

The records which comprise this series were originally consigned to the Public Record Office under section 3(8) of the Public Records Act, 1999 by the Agriculture directorate of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture on the 21 Mar 2011. The records were fully transferred to Public Record Office under section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1999 on the 15 Jan 2016 by the Agriculture directorate of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Accruals

No accruals are expected.

Related Material

Also held at the Isle of Man Public Record Office:

  • S70 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Sales Ledgers;
  • S71 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Purchase Ledgers;
  • S72 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Seed Potato Sales Records;
  • S73 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Weekly Wage Ledgers;
  • S74 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Experiment Files;
  • S75 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Cow Shed and Dairy File;
  • S77 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Field Cultivation Ledger;
  • S78 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Tractor Contract Ledger;
  • S79 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Poultry Sales Ledger;
  • S80 - Records of Knockaloe Experimental Farm: Financial Account Book.