Posted Feb 11, 2011
when you keep cattle on a farm, it is v difficult to complete the questions before leaving a review on this site - because you tend to view the breed, or the herd as a whole, rather than focus on one individual animal. We keep and have kept all sorts of cattle. We have kept White Parks (long horns) and British Whites (polled). In our experience, the British Whites are the more placid animals. They are very attractive animals, and quite shy - great meat - but not cost effective to rear, unless you are marketing as a minority breed, because they take a long time to grow and mature. Good mums and good crossing breed too. they seem to keep their white as predominant colouring. NB - relatively small gene pool compared to other widespread breeds. this does have implications for genetic inheritance.