Conserving and promoting colour varieties of the old traditional Welsh cattle

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Ancient Cattle of Wales on “Ffermio”, S4C

June 2019

At the end of May, Gareth and Sian Ioan showed off their herd of coloured Welsh cattle on S4C’s “Ffermio” programme. In glorious spring sunshine, they responded to the suggestion made by Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Price, that native breeds are an efficient way for farmers to face a post-Brexit future. They described how the cattle are well-adapted to the Welsh environment, requiring few extra inputs and, thus, being very economical to keep. Bernard Llewellyn’s long-horned cattle in Carmarthenshire were also featured, resulting in half of the programme being dedicated to native breeds being the way forward!

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