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Native British Cattle Breeds – Part 1

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Native British cattle breeds have contributed significantly to the country’s agricultural heritage and continue to play important roles in both beef and dairy production. Preservation efforts are made to maintain the genetic diversity and cultural significance of these breeds.

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The Aberdeen Angus

Aberdeen Angus, often referred to as Angus, are medium-sized, mainly black cattle but they do also come in red.

Aberdeen Angus cattle are renowned for the superior quality of their beef. The meat is well-marbled and tender making it highly desirable for consumers and chefs. Angus beef is often favored for its excellent taste, juiciness, and consistency.

The Angus originates in Scotland and has a history dating back to the early 19th century.

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The Hereford

The Hereford is a large animal with a distinctive red body and white face, feet, and tail. They are known for their docile temperament and excellent quality beef.

Herefords originated in Herefordshire, England, and have a long history dating back to the 18th century.

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The Shorthorn

Shorthorns are medium to large-sized cattle known for their red, white, or roan coloration. They are a dual-purpose breed, providing both milk and beef.

Shorthorns were developed in the northeast of England and have a history dating back to the late 18th century.

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British Cattle: No. 392

“British Cattle: No. 392” by Val Porter is a comprehensive guide to the various breeds of cattle found in Britain. The book delves into the history, characteristics, and uses of each breed, providing valuable insights into their origins and development. It covers a wide range of topics including breed standards, management practices, and the roles these cattle play in agriculture and beyond. Through detailed descriptions and stunning photographs, Porter brings to life the diversity and importance of British cattle breeds, making this book an essential resource for farmers, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the rich heritage of British agriculture.

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Highland Cattle

With their long shaggy coats and long curved horns Highland cattle are easily recognised. They are well-suited to the environment where they were developed.

The Scottish Highlands is where this unique breed was developed and they have been in existence for centuries completely adapted to their challenging environmental conditions.

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The British Longhorn

Long distinctive horns and a variety of coat colours distinguish the hardy Longhorn.

There are records indicating that the Longhorn breed has ancient roots in England as far back as the 17th century.

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The Red Poll

The medium sized Red Polls are red or red and white cattle. They are a dual-purpose breed, providing both milk and beef. They are naturally polled (hornless)

Red Polls were developed in the East Anglia region of England in the late 19th century.

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