Welcome to the website of the Ancient Cattle of Wales breed society – the society which aims to preserve and promote the colour varieties of original Welsh cattle.

Welsh cattle used to come in many colours – white, red, blue and belted, as well as black. Particular colours tended to be more popular in certain areas.

3 coloured cattle

Having been overlooked by most people for generations, they continued to be bred in a few remote hill farms in mid Wales where they were appreciated for their hardiness and suitability for the harsh conditions.

Today, these historic and beautiful animals are making a come-back, supported by the Ancient Cattle of Wales breed society which was established in 1981.

Come and meet Wales’ original cattle.


In these pages, you can:

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

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