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The British White is one of the oldest breeds in Britain and these animals were previously known as Park cattle. Originating at Whalley Abbey in mid ? Lancashire, the original herd being dispersed in 1697.

A traditional British Breed, being large, naturally polled dual-purpose cattle. However in recent years selection has been towards a more beef producing type whilst retaining all the important characteristics of the breed.


They are white in colour with black points, extremely docile, hardy and remarkably free from disease.
British Whites are good milk producers and are equally well known for their beef qualities, the meat being of excellent texture.

The Highland breed has lived for centuries in the rugged remote Scottish Highlands. The extremely harsh conditions created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the breed. Originally there were two distinct classes: the slightly smaller and usually black Kyloe, whose primary domain was the islands off the west coast of northern Scotland; the other, a larger animal generally reddish in color, whose territory was the remote Highlands of Scotland.

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