The Ancient Cattle of Wales society aims to conserve and promote the colour varieties of the old traditional Welsh cattle.

The society’s members believe in ensuring the survival of the ancient cattle of Wales as part of the living agricultural heritage of Wales.

The fact that they’ve survived so long is testament to their hardiness, their utility and their suitability to the mountainous Welsh terrain and often inclement weather!

Today, they have value anew as part of the rich tapestry which is the agricultural heritage of Wales.RC Cattle in landscape

Since its foundation in 1981 ACW has worked to:

  • raise awareness of the existence and value of the old coloured Welsh cattle,
  • conserve the colour varieties by registering appropriate cattle, and
  • create a specialist market for the ancient cattle of Wales.

Find out more about these colourful cattle and the Ancient Cattle of Wales breed society.