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Livestock, housing of
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Keeping all livestock indoors in winter was unavoidable in the temperate zone of Europe, but for most agricultural producers it posed a considerable challenge, for keeping livestock supplied through the cold season demanded not only sufficient production of nutritious animal feed or enough capital to buy it in, but also dry storage of hay, straw, and grain. Since financial and technical limitations meant that these conditions were often only met with difficulty, in general only a few large animals were kept for several years [2. 91–94]; [10. 145–155], giving rise to the notor…

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Konersmann, Frank, “Livestock, housing of”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_028147>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801



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