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1986 Old Lea Hall Farm

 This is quite a large farming         
 area.Mr.Goodier is the farmer at Old  
 Lea Hall Farm.His animals include     
 about thirty cattle which are         
 charolais,a French breed.When they are
 old enough they are sold to the cattle
 market.He has two-hundred pigs and    
 some sheep,both sold for meat.He has a
 few hens and the eggs are sold        
 locally.He has a sheep dog which is   
 used for rounding up the sheep.The    
 farm is three-hundred acres,has       
 thirteen fields and the crops are     
 barley,wheat,potatoes and grass for   
 hay.Corn,barley and wheat are bought  
 by the corn merchant.The potatoes are 
 sold locally.There are five           
 tractors,one combine harvester and a  
 baler.Marsh land along the River      
 Ribble also belongs to the farmer and 
 is used for grazing.                  

Map of the area

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