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Vasiliy Sukhotaev, about how to graze livestock

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Terbish, Baasanjav 


Vasiliy says the following: When shepherds release their livestock into the pastureland, first they let out cattle and then small animals. The reason for this is simple: if they release sheep first there won’t be much left for cattle to eat. Sheep eat grass to the root, while cows only tear the top. Once I saw two male camels fight with each other. In was in spring, and the camels got locked into each other. There were many men around, but noone dared to approach the beasts. One camel broke the jaw of the other. Since it would not have survived and died of hunger anyway, the injured camel was slaughtered for meat.



Livestock, grazing, camels, fight

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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