1. Joan E. Miller says:

    Whimsical photos! Do you happen to know the breed? Are they just kept, or ever sold for market?


    1. They are a rare breed – Red Poll – “a cross between Norfolk Red beef cattle and Suffolk Dun dairy cattle”. And it’s painful to say it, but they are for meat.


      1. Check the link I sent David, it may ease your pain to know they’re known as the only truly ‘Dual Purpose’ breed of Cattle – both Meat and Dairy – and VERY highly prized for it: )

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        1. Excellent resource. I shall spend some time learning about them. Education brings things to life 🙂

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  2. Couldn’t resist looking up their history o’er here David and they sound a lovely animal in every way possible: )


    1. I was walking with a friend last week and he mentioned that Homer described cows and dark wine like the sea (I may be mis-stating what he said, so forgive me if I get it wrong). My friend pointed out the rippling backs of the cows, like small waves on a calm sea – and dark wine in colour.


  3. Also it’s quite likely that they’re being used to graze The Common because they’re also very ‘easy on the land’ *Source: also from link sent previously


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