Alan Mays

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Public Sale of 125 Shoats, Ironville, Pa., Feb. 12, 1889

Public Sale of 125 Shoats, Ironville, Pa., Feb. 12, 1889
A shoat is simply a "young, newly-weaned pig."

"Public Sale of 125 Shoats. On Tuesday, February 12, 1889. will be sold at public sale, at Irwin's Hotel, Ironville, West Hempfield Township, the following, to wit: 125 Chester County shoats, weighing from 40 to 140 lbs. A few breeding sows. Stock can be seen three days before sale. A credit of 90 days will be given. Sale to commence at 1 o'clock, when terms will be made known by A. H. Hershey. Isaac Hieneman, auct. H. L. Bard, clerk. (Please distribute among your friends.) The New Era Steam Job Printing House, No. 3 South Queen St., Lancaster, Pa."

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tarboat
tarboat
'Shoat', that's a word we don't use in the UK, I had to look it up.
3 years ago.
Alan Mays has replied to tarboat
I actually had to look up "shoats," too ("a young pig, especially one that is newly weaned"). I had seen it on a number of local sale bills dating through to the late 1920s, but I wasn't familiar with the term myself. I just did a quick search of a regional farming newspaper (Lancaster Farming) here in the states and found that "shoats" is still commonly used, especially in sales announcements. So I suppose it's something that farm workers--rather than the general public--are more likely to know about.
3 years ago.