Did you know that Whitchurch workhouse had a cow that produced butter ?

This snippet appeared in the July 1813 edition of the Monthly Magazine & British Register

Monthly Magazine & British Register vol 35 - Copy

Presumably the cow produced milk first !

It takes around 22 pints of milk to make one pound of butter. So this particular cow would have produced around 33 gallons of milk per week. This must have been an unusually large amount 200 years ago (before the days of intense dairy farming) to warrant the article..