We keep a small herd of cattle of 14 cows plus the young stock. Currently our cattle are two different breeds Dexter's and Aberdeen Angus x. The Dexter's are a small breed of cow offering us the ability to minimise damage in wet weather and keep them out over winter. They are slowly and extensively reared on grass ensuring highest welfare for the cows allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviour. The Aberdeen Angus x cows offer us the opportunity to breed a high quality traditional breed that does well on grass but also popular within the market place. However our long term plan is to create a pedigree Shorthorn Herd of cattle as we believe they will suit our farm and system and because we also really like the breed.