A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 1.—Agricultural Occupations

022.—Agricultural Labourers, Farm Servants—Distinguished as in Charge of Cattle

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see cattleman.
bull groom
travels with a bull and is in charge of it when at service; feeds, waters and grooms it; work sometimes done by head cowman (q.v.).
byreman, byrewoman
see cattleman.
beastman, byreman, byrewoman, cowkeeper, cowman, herdsman, neatherd, ox feeder, ox man, stock keeper, stockman; does all work required in rearing and tending of cattle; drives them to and from sheds and pasture; feeds in winter with roots and cattle cake; cleans sheds; attends cows at calving and feeds calves; on small dairy farms also does milking.
cheesemaker (for farmer)
as for cheese- maker (448), but also milks cows and assists generally in dairy.
cowkeeper, cowman
see cattleman.
cow watcher
looks after cows grazing on public roadsides and open spaces.
dairymaid (on farm), dairy woman (on farm)
milks cows and works in dairy; keeps dairy and utensils clean; sometimes makes butter and cheese; may be a resident domestic servant who carries out above duties.
works in dairy; turns separator or churn or controls engine or dynamo so doing; keeps dairy and utensils clean; cleans the skin of the cows daily; moves them to place of milking or feeding; milks cows twice daily; carries milk to dairy, cools it by tipping pails into cistern of water cooling apparatus and runs it from taps into cans for transit or for further use in the dairy; cf. cowman.
fodderer, fogger
Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire term; attends to feeding of horses, cattle and pigs; stores hay, green food, roots, cattle cake, straw, etc., in barns; sometimes a head man (015) (q.v.).
Lincolnshire term; a cattleman (q.v.) who has charge of stock in foldyard.
see cattleman.
hind (in charge of cattle)
lives in cottage belonging to farm and acts as cattleman (q.v.).
looker (in charge of cattle), marsh looker, marsh stockman
a small holder on marshland, e.g. Romney Marsh, who receives cattle and sheep sent down to graze in summer on land leased by upland farmer or farmers.
milker, milkman (on farm)
milks cows, carries milk to dairy, cools it and pack# in cans, etc.; cf. dairyman.
see cattleman.
ox feeder, ox man
see cattleman.
stock keeper, stockman
see cattleman.
vessel cleaner
washes dairy utensils at sink with brush, soap and hot water, where not done by dairy-maid.
yardman, yardsman, yard labourer
a cattleman (q.v.) who cleans out stalls, tips manure and litter on muck heap and works generally in cattle yard or around farm buildings.

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.