Moreton Herd

Helen and Terry Mancey, Caverswall, Stoke on Trent

Our herd was formed by Helen’s father when he retired from being a stockman on a dairy farm. Being connected with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and remembering his early years milking Red Polls and learning that they were listed as vulnerable he started the herd. He had never forgotten the wonderful attributes of this dual purpose breed. The herd now numbers 30 in all, some of which spend the summer grazing rough pastures for Stafford Borough Council. They do well on this type of forage. The cows stay at home along with the show stock, but, if you were to ask us what has been the best thing about breeding Red Poll cattle we would have to say fellowship, being involved with the Society has given us connections not only throughout the UK but the rest of the world. We have been fortunate to meet some fantastic people who will be lifelong friends. Apart from the fact the cattle are easy to keep, easy on the eye and on the pocket what more would you want.

Without doubt the most beautiful sight in the world is red cattle grazing green grass.

Taken from Newsletter, No. 113, Spring 2019

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