WHAT’S ON THE WILDEN MARSH CONSERVATION CATTLE LOCKDOWN MENU TODAY THEN? Well, anything green that looks like it might be nutritious is the answer to this question! Bright green plants are preferred and first to be investigated and sampled, like thistles, comfrey, bramble leaves, rush and, to give it all a bit of punch to a spartan menu, ivy!
The herd is free to roam and browse the whole north marsh until I take it down to the middle and southern marshes at the end of January. The cattle walk around the various north marsh compartments with me. Brutus silently creeps as close as he can when I turn my back on him. If he can get close enough without my noticing, he will give me a gentle nudge with his nose – it doesn’t always feel gentle, though.