British White cattle
British Whites are white with attractive black or red points (ears, eyelids, noses and feet). They are naturally polled (hornless). Although they were once used for both dairy and beef, they are now just a beef breed.
White cattle have been known in Britain from ancient times, roaming wild and later kept in parks. The park cattle gave rise to several types, including the British White and the White Park (similar but horned). For many centuries British Whites had to survive on poor parkland grazing, and so they remain very like the hardy cattle traditionally used for grazing natural pasture. (See also www.britishwhitecattle.co.uk).
Photo: Young calves are left safely tucked up in a bush (Bulrush, day-old bull-calf)
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