Red Poll cattle


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Red Poll cattle

(pōl), breed of polled (hornless) cattle, originated in England c.1846. They are a medium-sized, hardy breed of cattle, light red to very dark red in color, and are raised for both milk and beef. Well established throughout the world, they are found in the United States chiefly in the Midwest.
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Red Poll cattle are considered medium in size, with cows averaging 1,200 pounds and bulls 1,800 pounds.
Cheese has been made at Cilowen Uchaf Farm at Login near Whitland since 1985, when Sue decided to utilise the milk from her herd of rare Red Poll cattle to create the Llanboidy range of farmhouse cheeses.
Mrs Flack, who breeds Welsh black and red poll cattle,and Welsh black mountain sheep, said: ``Preserving rare and traditional breeds is important because it maintains a gene bank of characteristics,like disease resistance, that may one day become very important to all farmers.
Visit Rice Lane City Farm |RICE Lane City Farm boasts 224 acres of countryside and a wide variety of rare breed farm animals including pigs, red poll cattle, sheep, goats and ponies.
Red Poll Cattle were developed in England in the early 1800s as a dual-purpose breed.