Life on Wilden Marsh for Rare Breed Conservation Cattle

The cattle are having the most marvellous time on the marsh at the moment. They have free access to much of the north marsh and are able the choose the tastiest of new lush vegetation on which to dine; they even have the luxury of turning up their noses at less palatable plants. However, things are about to change! The herd is to embark on some serious work improving Hoo Brook pasture for the next week or so, before moving on to their next job grazing the new Falling Sands Nature Area, and after that North Riverside Pasture is in line for similar treatment. It’s time for the Wilden Marsh conservation cattle to earn their keep by improving our new lower grade pastures. I’m hoping the cattle work their magic on our lower grade pastures and turn them into high-grade SSSI pastures over the next 3-5 years. We’ll see!

Some of the herd taking it easy in North Pond Pasture

Some of the Wilden Marsh herd taking it easy in North Pond Pasture

6 Comments on “Life on Wilden Marsh for Rare Breed Conservation Cattle

  1. Sounds like a very interesting and environmental program, Mike, they look like they’re up for the job.

  2. Another really nice photo with sharp focus, perfect exposure, and great lighting. I know there is a mundane side to it but the work you do sounds very interesting and beneficial.

  3. Cattle will do a better job than people can, however well intentioned they are!

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