We keep Red Poll Cattle, East Anglia’s native breed, a cross between a Suffolk polled (hornless) bull and a Norfolk cow (both now extinct). It was first described as a breed in the latter half of the Nineteenth Century. In the early Twentieth Century it was one of the dominant breeds in English dairy farming. The breed is truly dual purpose, producing excellent tasting beef, and a good yield of milk with a high butterfat and protein content. We don’t milk though; that’s left to the calves.
There’s lots of information about our Red Polls, how we keep them and the beef they produce at www.wassledine.co.uk/Red_Poll_Beef.html