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...
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...