The cattle are a hardy, native British breed. The original blood lines listed with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Ideal as their grazing habits are really helpful to the environment; being non-selective grazers they are ideally for our pasture land and reducing artificial fertilisers. The herd remains outside grazing grass for most of the year, only coming inside for the worst of the winter. During these few weeks they will eat silage and hay and rest in plenty of comfortable straw. They are a very placid breed, enjoying being together as a herd. The new calves stay with their mothers for 8 - 10 months. They will mature with their fellow calves between 24 - 30 months of age and as they are a slow maturing breed and grass-reared this adds to the ultimate flavour of the meat.