My name is Poppy, I am a Gloucester cow, born here on the farm in 2014. Gloucester cattle are classified as Priority on the Rare Breeds watchlist which means we are one of the breeds of most concern.
Rare Breed of the Month: Irish Moiled Cattle – Classified as At Risk
The Irish Moiled, originally from Ireland, is one of our rare and most distinctive cattle breeds. It is a red or roan colour with some white on the body. They grow a thicker coat in winter and like to be outdoors, even in the coldest weather.
Did you know? When bought in 1984 the Croxteth herd was the only one on mainland Britain, today it is one of the largest herds in mainland Britain.
In addition to our herd of Irish Moiled cattle in the field, we also have Mollie who comes into the farm each morning with our other cattle breeds.
For more information on the breed visit the RBST site at https://www.rbst.org.uk/irish-moiled