Our cattle live outside all year round and eat grass in the summer and hay in the winter.
Their summer coats are starting to come through so they are currently moulting.
Their coats are fluffy and warm in winter and a smooth conker red in summer
The tips of their tails start to turn white when about a year old
The steers go for beef at around 24 – 26 months old, so slow growing animals and full of flavour.
The Red Poll, thrives in non-intensive, low input, natural farming environments, with a simple grass diet. They are well-adapted to life in our lush green countryside and ideal for grazing land managed to conserve wildlife habitats and encourage biodiversity.
It is naturally polled (hornless). It thrives on low input management systems as it is an efficient converter of forage requiring little or no additional feed.
Red Poll cattle resulted from the combination of the Norfolk and Suffolk cattle breeds. The Norfolk was a small, hardy, red and white horned breed known for the high quality of its beef. The Suffolk was a red, yellow, or brindle polled dairy breed.
Meat from these grass fed cattle typically has higher levels of polyunsaturated, omega-3 fats than the more intensively reared, grain fed continental breeds. It also tastes exceedingly good with a rich, full flavour.
Steers and young bulls finish well and produce outstanding quality meat.
The breed is endangered and The Red Poll must become more widely recognised if it is to survive. Which is why we love to show our Red Poll cattle.