British Kerry Cattle Society Mrs Joan Lennard Windlehill Farm Sutton on the Hill Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5JH Tel/Fax 01283 732377 E-mail HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Website: HYPERLINK http://www.kerrycattle.org.uk www.kerrycattle.org.uk Lincoln Red The RBST recognises these animals which can be traced back to the original population and have been bred pure for many generations.
These cattle were developed from the Shorthorn to thrive on the cold marshes of Lincolnshire.
It was originally known as the Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn.
The herdbook was established in 1896, the breed having previously been included in the Coates herdbook from 1822, with other short-horned breeds.
The Lincoln Red has been exported to a number of countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and Hungary.
They were used to improve native breeds and also to establish purebred herds.
There are breed societies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. By the 1940’s the Lincoln Red was recognised as a dual-purpose breed.
The herdbook was subsequently divided with a separate section for beef and dairy animals.
Cows regularly achieve respectable yields of 3,200 – 3,600 kg and they calve regularly for many years.
Their ability to live outdoors all year on a modest diet, coupled with a high killing out percentage gradually increased the breed’s popularity until by the mid 1900’s it became a specialist beef breed.
The Lincoln Red is a big fleshy animal being cherry red in colour.
It can be horned but nowadays is usually polled. Lincoln Red Cattle Society Mrs Lorna Newboult Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Lincolnshire Showground Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA Tel: 01522 511395 Fax: 01522 520345 E-mail: HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Longhorn Horned cattle in the early part of the 18th century were triple-purpose and used for draught as well as meat and milk.
Robert Bakewell of Dishley, Leicestershire improved many breeds of livestock including the Longhorn.
As a result of Bakewell’s success the overwhelming majority of cattle in the middle counties of England (Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire) were of improved Longhorn type. The breed is famed for its horns, which grow slightly backwards then outwards before sweeping obliquely forwards towards the face.
They can however have out-turned horns or one of each.
Their distinctive look and docile nature also made them a popular parkland breed.
The Longhorn characteristic, which make them so distinctive also hindered their popularity, however and by the 1880’s the breed was almost extinct.
Slaughtermen and drovers favoured the new, improved Shorthorn cattle. — Mr John Sanders Creacombemoor Cottage Rackenford, Nr Tiverton Devon, EX16 8EW Tel/Fax: 01884 881222 Email: HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Cotswold The Cotswold, like other longwool breeds, probably originated from sheep kept on large estates by settling Romans.
By the Middle Ages, the breed was at the height of its popularity and contributed significantly to the English wool trade, paying for many of the churches and manor houses built in the Cotswold area at that time. Adapted to the frequently harsh conditions of the Cotswold limestone hills, they were originally bred to feed on fodder crops and roots at a high stocking density to prepare and fertilise the ground for the next arable rotation.competition from other breeds forced the breed into decline, however, until, in 1950, there was only one purebred flock remaining.
The Cotswold is a large, polled, long-woolled sheep capable of producing heavyweight quality lambs.
The face, head and legs are white and the fleece is of a very good quality, suited to most uses. Cotswold Sheep Society Miss Davina Stanhope The Oaks, Kenley Nr Shewsbury Shropshire, SY5 6NR Tel/Fax: 01694 771899 E-mail HYPERLINK mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Website HYPERLINK http://www.cotswoldsheep.org www.cotswoldsheep.org Derbyshire Gritstone Clean cut black and white marked face and legs clear of wool.
Polled in both sexes.
The Derbyshire Gritstone is a handsome sheep of aristocratic lineage, big, flat bones, strong and alert. Derbyshire Gritstone Sheep Breed Society, Mrs S Coppack
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