Long horn cattle

The English Longhorn is regarded as the oldest pure breed of cattle in England, originating in northwest and central England and Ireland. Although there had been Longhorn cattle in the UK for centuries it was Robert Bakewell in the 18th century who made the breed famous. The breed became very popular but by the end of the 19th century had fallen out of favour for much more commercial breeds with shorter horns. A breed society was formed in 1878 but the breed remained rare until very recently.

It is becoming a popular breed of animal for many conservation projects because of its hardiness and adaptability with good grazing and browsing characteristics.

Longhorn cattle might look fierce, however our quiet docile animals wander through the forest browsing and grazing as they roam. Always sticking together, this foursome has been used on the Friston Forest site since 2012, growing fat on the vegetation.

long horn cattle
long horn cattle / Steve Tilman

Long Horn cattle might look fierce however our quiet docile animals wander through the forest browsing and grazing as they roam. Always sticking together this foursome has been on site since 2012 growing fat on the vegetation.