White Park is a very old breed of beef cattle, kept in Britain for more than 2,000 years but which is now rare. They are closely descended from Britain’s original wild white cattle that were enclosed in parks by the nobility during the middle ages. By the end of the 19th century such parks had largely gone out of fashion and the breed struggled to survive.
In 1973 the Rare Breeds Survival Trust was formed and chose the White Park as its logo. From around 60 animals left in the breed at that time the numbers have increased and there are now more than 750 adult breeding cows. The breed is classed as “Minority” by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
The White Park is distinguished in looks – large white animals with black points on their muzzle, ears, eye-rims and feet. The elegant wide-spreading horns are usually black-tipped. The cows are noted for ease of calving, milkiness and high fertility, while bulls used as crossing sires confer ease of calving and exceptional hybrid vigour. Excellent foraging ability, hardiness and longevity are also notable. The cows breed until they are typically 12 to 16 years old, although some breed up to more than 20 years of age.
We hope you enjoy discovering more about White Park cattle.
Thank you for the White Park Cattle Society for the information.
In Summer 2013 Matt Baker from BBC's country file visited this farm [Hall Farm] with a view of buying some of this breed. The programme was published and for the first time my village was famed [ Richard 3rd courtage was also featured on National T.V]
Just North of here is a protected view towards the farm and St James parish Church.
The Newbold Round Is a series of 11 caches around the village of Newbold Verdon.
2 great caches by Pat and Peter are now within the circular trail of approximately three and a half miles making it a series of 13.
Church Micro 3374 Newbold Verdon –St. James, GC46HMR
Church Micro 3377Newbold Methodist, GC46J2W
Walking is fairly easy along public footpaths, tracks and short sections of road, flat but with a few boggy areas in places.
There are a few areas where dogs need to be kept on leads [sheep/cattle] - At this location.
This is my first series of caches; most of my previous caches have been of an ‘extreme’ nature but having had a knee replacement late February 2015 I set this up as part of my convalescence.
All were placed whilst still on elbow crutches!
Notably this cache was first placed on General Election Day 2015, no one expected the outcome that evening!