Cattle - River Bourne Community Farm

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Our cows and calves  are on the watermeadows most of the time but are moved either into our barns or to drier land in the winter when the water meadows are too wet for their well being.

The calves are raised naturally on their mother's milk, hence the term 'suckler cows'.

Below is our  fold* of four Highland heifers from Dorset.

*A little known fact about Highland breeders is that they don't call their herd a herd. It is called a fold of Highland cattle because, in the olden days in winter the cattle were brought together at night in open shelters made of stone called folds to protect them from the weather and wolves.

The two stock calves below have spent the winter inside, but are now in paddocks.

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