Vaynol Cattle are one of the UK’s rarest breeds with fewer than 150 breeding animals registered in the UK.
|Temple Newsam 1880|
The cattle had been at Vaynol Park near Bangor, Wales since 1872 … they are a semi-feral breed and were maintained under minimal management supervision … this prompted the RBST to step in and move the herd to Temple Newsam.
|Well we can see it's approved ...|
In 2006, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust set up a five year conservation programme at Temple Newsam farm, run by Leeds Council in order to establish a genetic profile of the breed … aiming to reduce the levels of inbreeding …
In 2007, the first calf was born by artificial insemination from semen collected from a bull 30 years ago.
Two new satellite herds have been established in Lincolnshire and in Scotland …
There has been some intervention … but the herds are left to their own devices to retain the wildness and distrust of humans as per their ancestors.
|Temple Newsam from the air - the|
farm is bottom right
Temple Newsam is a magnificent country mansion set within 1,500 acres of beautiful parkland, complete with a rare breed farm … a place to visit and explore …
|Temple Newsam Park - Ideal for the Rare Breeds|
That is V for a Variety of Very Rare Vaynol cattle … Verdantly Vegetating on Thane land outside Leeds … from Aspects of British County Rare Breeds …
Counties with the letter V …
(note some Counties have been retired!, or amended over historical local government … but some I’ve included)
Northern Ireland: None
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