Red Poll Stock for Sale
The Red Poll Cow is one of the traditional native British dual purpose breeds (beef & milk).
It is naturally polled (hornless). It thrives on low input
management systems as it is an efficient converter of...
From the EB Classic Encyclopedia of 1911
The Red Poll
breed, though old, has only come into prominence within recent years. They were
known as the East Anglian Polls, and later as the Norfolk and Suffolk Polled
cattle, being confined chiefly to...
Please click here to see the full fact sheet about Red Poll cattle from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
The Society operates through a Council which is responsible for the
promotion of the Red Poll breed in general and in particular to maintain
the beef and milking qualities of the breed thus adding value to the
Council has defined its role...
The Red Poll world is made up of members from every walk of life and
has links throughout the world. There are members of Red Poll
organisations in Argentina, Brazil, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand,
South Africa, United States of America as well as...
Students and Young Handlers
Society we are passionate about young people, and if you are a student, member
of YFC or just someone who is interested in cattle we are here to help
investment in the next generation of farmers takes many forms...
To encourage the collection of Breed Data,
the Society offers an annual subsidy of £125 to members who join the
Signet Beef Recording Scheme. The subsidy is paid on production of a
paid Signet invoice. For further details, please contact the...
Cost of advertising in the Herd Book and Newsletter
Herd Book - produced annually
Full inside page : £200
Full inside back cover : £250
Newsletter - produced 3 times a year
Full inside page: £25 for members
£50 for non members
In the Autumn 2012 Newsletter, an overview was given of the
findings of Dr. Pam Wiener and others at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh as
to the effects of the Myostatin variant in South Devons and it was reported
that we were hoping...
Myostatin is a gene which regulates the formation of muscle.
Various mutations of this gene have been found in cattle. The Red Poll, along
with the South Devons, Aberdeen Angus and
Belgian Blue, have the nt821 mutation. The most obvious effect of the...
An article from the Farmers Guardian - 8 March 2012
Starting up a rare breed dairy herd from scratch may be too much of a
challenge for some, but for John Butler and owner of Avenue Farms, Michael
Jarmon, it is a...
The Red Poll is derived from the original cattle of Norfolk and Suffolk.
Norfolk cow, which was a beef type, frequently blood red in colour (and
described in 1787 as ... "fattening as freely and finishing as highly
at three years old as...
Red Polls are a hardy breed of cattle, originating from an area
with poor, light sandy soils and cold winds from the North Sea. They
have a well developed rumen, able to convert low quality forage into
high quality milk and beef...
The Red Poll is a very versatile creature and whilst the
majority of breeders have beef for sale, milk and cheese is also
Red Poll Beef Qualities Red Poll beef is noted for: -
- exceptional tenderness
- good marbling
- fine grain
- succulent texture
The Mission Statement of the Red Poll Cattle Society of Great
Britain reflects the constitution of the Society.
The Red Poll Cattle Society will serve
its members through enhancing the development of Red Poll cattle and
promoting their use within the livestock...
The advantages of the Red Poll as a suckler cow are:
Efficient converter of forage requiring little or no additional feed
Long lived thus fewer replacements needed
Will adapt to single or multiple suckling
Will calve to any terminal...
Red Poll Cattle were a rare breed for many years.
The Society was supported by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust until
the breeding stock of Red Poll cows exceeded 2000 in the UK when it
moved to the RBST's Watch List and...