A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Sunday 3 July 2011

Bull put to work

This British Blue bull has just been put out to do his "work" with his herd of cows to produce calves next spring.
The British Blue breed has been developed from the Belgian Blue since the 1980's and our local farmer has been instrumental in helping this process. These animals are bred for their low fat meat which fetches a premium with butchers and consumers even when crossed with non pedigree cows. Luckily for us they have good temperament and don't mind us crossing the fields on the public footpaths. This is useful for the farmers too as they need to be able to handle the bulls especially when showing them.

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