Category Archives for Cattle

Cattle Farming: Rare and Striped Cattle

In Britain there are three rare breeds of cattle distinguished by a pattern known as ‘finching’ or `eelstriping’: the Longhorn, previously a popular breed, and the Gloucester and Irish Moyled, both minority breeds restricted to a limited locality. One of … Continue reading

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Cattle Farming: Celtic Cattle

The one common characteristic of Celtic cattle is their ability to live in upland areas on marginal land. These ancient cattle had become unfashionable over the centuries, but they are now finding favour again in a changing economic climate. The … Continue reading

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Raising Beef Cattle: From Cheap Stock, Feed and Land

Cattle are very inefficient meat producers. They put on weight slowly, consuming vast quantities of food in the process. Given the opportunity, they will eat right through the farmer’s profit margin to be sold plump and glossy at a substantial … Continue reading

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Beef Herds: Old and Not so Old

The faces of beef cattle peering over a farm hedge is a typical image of British farming. Today’s breeds range from the ancient Herefords to the recently introduced Chianinas and Simmentals. The beef cattle of the British Isles have undergone … Continue reading

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