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The Chillingham Herd – the Wild Cattle of Britain - 27/09/2006
 
The Chillingham herd are white cattle, most likely remnants of Britain’s wild cattle. They reside in Northumberland in the Chillingham Park, which has been enclosed since 1270AD. A report on the Chillingham herd has now been added to our website.
The Chillingham herd are white cattle, most likely remnants of Britain’s wild cattle. They reside in Northumberland in the Chillingham Park, which has been enclosed since 1270AD. A report on the Chillingham herd has now been added to our website.

This report gives information on the background of domesticated cattle, on the Chillingham herd and on the behaviour of the Chillingham cattle. It also makes a comparison between the behaviour and conditions of the Chillingham and farmed dairy cattle. Chillingham cattle live a life with hardly any human involvement while dairy cattle in modern farming are pushed to their physiological limits through a combination of selective breeding and high-protein feeds, and are far from living a natural life.

Click here for the report.
 
 
 

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